Blast from the recent past — First I started the community www.preseed.in to empower entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs personally. Now, with the lessons of running that community for 2 years I started to build a web product called www.myidealist.co that can empower potential entrepreneurs, across the world, by suitably profiling them and making them discoverable, the type of people I manged at www.preseed.in. Those type of people are thinkers, doers, remote coworkers, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. They are productive people, who collaborate and communicate upon ideas and startups. To help them better collaborate and communicate productively in more novel ways, I started to build www.todoed.co too, as the back for Chattodo, amidst its own independence as a todo listing tool. Now both the products are at MVP stages.
PWL1 will launch independent products, out of each major key feature of Chattodo. Most of these products will essentially interact with Chattodo using each other’s APIs or be launched as a feature of update of Chattodo itself. These products will essentially be about anything that actually helps a user of Chattodo, even if that thing helps from outside. Same would be for other products of PWL1 e.g. Chattodo ##idea will lead users to an outside product called MyIdealist. I will explain this feature in greater detail later. But that is how Chattodo and MyIdealist are connected for now. So MyIdealist will lead to onboarding of new users to Chattodo in a very meaningful way. That is just one example of relationship between one product of PWL1 and the other. There will be more.
Turn any selected text, into a delegated todo, with just one right click.
Most of the internet age working world works on google chrome browser. We set out to build the finest tool for increasing productivity of a google chrome browser user. That is x million people. A 20th of that may be made more productive because of this extension. That is just a start. Our next step would be to be the simplest and most seemless todo listing app for all internet devices. We hope, if you are reading this, this changes your life. We are determined make your life more productive. We are building todoed because we are determined to make our life more productive.
Turn any chat into a delegated todo with just a touch.
A productivity app for mobiles clothed as a chat app. It makes communication more actionable and accountable.
Some other key features :
- A simple user profile by making it simpler and more relevant than About.me
- A hiring feature that aimes to democratize the Human Resource culture of the world such that a company may one day do, without a HR manager.
Capability and Deliverability, not exams should be measures of education gained and it is these that should translate into educational degrees. The fundamental reason we embarked on the journey to build Chattodo is to disrupt the education system for people of ideas whose learning must be measured by the accomplishment of, ONE TASK DONE AT A TIME.
Know more about the probable stages and impact of Chattodo from its beginning to its maturity...#ai, #blockchain, #chatbots, #hardware, #vr
Both the fragments mentioned earlier will one day be acquired by Chattodo to be a part of a more complete social network of action, that Chattodo is to become. This endeavour of ours will help transition the vision of social network of action to become, a social network of action upon ideas. Chattodo is being built to get integrated with this niche platform for entrepreneurs. Piggy backing on PreseedApp, Chattodo will be spun off as independent product just as was done when Facebook messenger was separated from Facebook. Note - MyIdealist is the code name we are using during the development phase for the PreseedApp.
It is an Ecommerce platform of Preseed for enabling Pre-Order of products manufactured by its network of entrepreneurs. Having said that the actual sales of their manufactured products will also happen on same platform.
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It takes a certain hippie like liberated perspective to build businesses with simplicity as the guiding principle. That perspective leads us to two core values in our products, usability and lean -
After vision this is where we spend most of our time. We keep it to what's needed and where it's needed. Nothing that is not needed will ever find its way into our products.
Design is more important than engineering in the consumer web space. One of the problems we see in this space in India is not of that of engineering. In fact India produces strong engineers. It's a problem of design, for India seriously lacks consumer web 'design' sensibilities. The reason stands - lack of geeks here marrying some seriously cool people. We hope that someday we are able to teach that to India through our products.
"Usability and the utility, not the visual design, determine the success or failure of a web-app. Since the visitor of the page is the only person who clicks the mouse and therefore decides everything, user-centric design has become a standard approach for successful and profit-oriented web design. After all, if users can’t use a feature, it might as well not exist." - Vitaly Friedman
We take it a step further. Lean is how we live, let alone build stuff. We 'build, measure, learn, repeat'and never raise funds without setting it right.
Bootstrapping has its own entrepreneurial lessons that cannot be learnt without self experiencing them. We iterate, customer validate and reiterate. If we fail, we also fail fast, we re-iterate even faster and all of that, at minimum cost implications. In short we make sure we customer validate the products before we look to move to the next steps of development. Shit gets done in least amounts of not only money but also time.
"If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late." - Reid Hoffman
The 4 pillars of any business endeavor that we like to advise and connect towards, are:
Brand positioning, Ideation, User Experience, Need - Value - Gap analysis, thought experimentations, design advice. Even pivots for better market fit if need be.
Client's ability to deliver their products and services efficiently with sustenance and scale. Next round investment readiness.
Influence thought and hence, internal as well external ecosystem through intangible contributions. As a result an innovative culture will be infused across your company. The culture then becomes the magnet.
Includes all types of communication. Internal - Far greater productivity using just the right set of tools on your mobile. We know about nearly all of them, that can increase your productivity. External - Branding, Packaging, Design, Marketing etc.
This is what it looks like for each idea at PreseedApp towards its transition into a Minimum Viable Product.
A brief look into a simple system of humanity we run Preseed Web Lab through.