What people have been working on

May 23, 2021 • HappyBuild

Big refactors completed

Binh Ly
I was able to acquire the domain happybuild.io and do an initial deploy.

I've also taken the time to migrate the entire app from Bootstrap 5 beta to TailwindUI.

Excid3's StimulusJS components for Tailwind definitely helped speed up the dev once I discovered them.

A majority of the development has been on migrating from a Github OAuth app to a Github App. This configuration allows me all of the capability that I want without needing to ask for complete, unfettered access to user's repos and the source code.

HappyBuild is tracking all of integration results from Github Actions and also supports handling of notifications triggered by Github's Deployment API.

I'm currently monitoring 7 personal, private repositories with HappyBuild.  

The plan now is to make it live so that others can beta test and I can begin to collect feedback a week or so.
April 08, 2021 • CareerTrack

Research & Prototyping

Luke Gordon

Looked at a lot of existing concepts that do something similar.  The flow for https://www.adplist.org/ feels pretty clean for designers, but probably needs some tweaks to be tailored for devs.


  • Built some basic flows to onboard users via GitHub & LinkedIn
  • Did some quick concepts on ReactNative, but this will most likely be tabled for a future release way later

Next Steps (next week)

  • Have a very basic test/sandbox environment set up on a cloud provider
  • Speak w/ a few designers on concepts/flow changes for developers
  • Connect w/ a few colleagues in the development space to build initial interest/mentors 
April 08, 2021 • JobBoardly

First Job Board Live!

Chris Oliver
It's been a while in the making, but JobBoardly.com is up and running and I've launched the first job board:


Feels really good to finally have it working. 

After announcing, we got 25+ jobs posted in the first week. It's kind of crazy.

We made the call to skip payments for now to get the launch done and see if anyone will use it. So far, so good. 

In the next few weeks, I'm working on adding marketplace payments to the Pay gem. This will power the JobBoardly job post payments, but also serve as the foundation for any Jumpstart Pro apps that need marketplace payments.
April 05, 2021 • IsThisClear

MVP Up & Running

Corinn Pope
This almost didn't make it out there. It was sitting on my local machine as a fun little one feature project. My coach pushed me to get it out there by Sunday, so here it is. 

It's just a simple site. User stories are as follows:
* logged in users should be able to create a new 5 second user test using a screenshot
* logged in users should be able to take other user's 5sec tests
* for each test, the screenshot should appear for 5 seconds (ish)
* after appearing, the user should be asked two simple questions
* users can receive one result after taking 3 tests

Next steps:
* post it around
* make graphics for homepage
March 16, 2021 • JobBoardly

Building is Complicated

Jon Hainstock
Chris Oliver and I caught up today to discuss how things are coming along. Things are taking longer than we hoped, but we are nearly done with the MVP.

We need to add payments and decide how we want to charge for the platform. We might offer it for free until we figure that out.

In this video, Chris and I discuss the struggles of building, the future of jobs, and new opportunities.

March 16, 2021 • My Site Archive

Submitted to G2

Steve Polito
Even though I don't have many competitors in my space (my only real competitor is Stillio), I'm finding it difficult to get in front of users with original content. For example, I've written the following articles in hopes of being found organically.

I'm confident these articles provide good value, but they're just not appearing in results (yet). Because of this, I've been submitting My Site Archive to curated software review sites like Capterra and AlterntiveTo since their pages rank very well. Today I submitted My Site Archive to G2 and am awaiting approval. 
March 04, 2021 • Uinta Money

Plaid integration working

Colton Malone
I got the integration with the Plaid API working.  I can pull in bank account & transaction data.  Next up is to finish the UI for assigning transactions to different budgets.  Oh and I also made a logo.  I probably need to get a landing page up to start collecting emails.  I've been working late into the night and getting up early to get work done on the project in between work & family.  The best part is I'm excited about the project so I my body doesn't seem to care about the lack of sleep.  Hopefully I can keep up the pace and get an MVP launched by the end of March.

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March 03, 2021 • Clipboard Plus

Got the domain: clipboard.plus

Ivan Raszl
I'm starting my first 12in12 project Today. Got the core idea and a domain for it. Now, I have 30 days to code it and launch it! Better get started.
March 03, 2021 • PurpleBird

Coming Soon Page is up!

Ashwin M
February 24, 2021 • swapmysaas

Building with a time constraint helps!

Archie Edwards
Hey everyone,

Spent last week doing a fun side project.

Got the inspo for the idea from a tweet I saw last week

swapmysaas is a site where founders who like each others products can swap subscriptions.

There is no sign up - logic is very simple atm.

I'm looking to build up the product catalog a bit before I launch on PH in the next few days. Would love to have any products that you guys have been working on! :)
February 16, 2021 • Athletes.io

Embedded Links

John Chambers
Big thanks to the GoRails Slack group for giving me feedback. It's been really helpful 🙏🏼

Over the last  day or 2 I've added some meaty features:

  • Embed Links for Soundcloud, Twitter, YouTube etc
  • Added all Social Media Icons
  • Improved background settings for flat colours, gradients and image backgrounds
  • Added the ability for athletes to list products
  • Stripe connect accounts are nearly ready for Athletes to start using
  • Added some analytics tracking for Athletes too

Next steps:
  • Complete Stripe Connect Payments
  • Add Paywall for PRO Features
  • Add Mailers
  • Contact some more real life athletes
  • Twitter and Instagram oAuth login

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February 15, 2021 • Athletes.io

First Profile Live

John Chambers
I got the basic profile builder completed over the weekend with some styling options and an iPhone live preview.

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Even though I'm not an athlete here's my profile:

Next up I'm adding ways for athletes to make money through their social media profiles.

February 12, 2021 • HappyBuild

Initial commit.

Binh Ly
I saw this dashboard while visiting the offices of Square 10 years ago.  The picture is actually from the Instagram account of one of the founders.

Square Gherkin dashboard

I've always wanted to use something like it but since nothing like it exist in the market I've decided to create it as a SaaS.

I currently work with Azure DevOps during the day and use Github Actions for my personal projects.

My goal is to have a basic version that supports Github Actions up and running over the weekend.

February 12, 2021 • Uinta Money

Idea creation

Colton Malone
For years I have been upset with the big budgeting tools, Mint, YNAB, Mvelopes, EveryDollar, etc.  They just didn't match my style of budgeting and all left me resorting back to spreadsheets.  UintaMoney is my attempt to create a mix between the existing budgeting tools, traditional business financial statements & spreadsheets.  If anything, it will hopefully help me solve my own budgeting problems.  Let's goooo!
February 12, 2021 • Uservey

Userveys has decided to add Video responses!

After a few quick unscientific polls to get a general idea if it would be a useful feature, I have decided that I will start the addition of video in Uservays by allowing Video responses.

In fact, I have a quick screengrab of the pre-MVP work on video here:

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As always, any feedback is appreciated :)
February 11, 2021 • Indie Testers

API's for User scope & Pagination

Archie Edwards
February 11, 2021 • Athletes.io

I'll build MVP based on feedback comments here

John Chambers
I've had the domain athletes.io for a few years and I think it's time to use it.

Inspired by Brian Casel product Threadly in Remote Ruby I just want to build something quick and simple.

I want to build a simple MVP for athletes over the next week where they can create a custom 1 page profile with links, images or content associated with their needs.

So basically linktr.ee for athletes.

Some questions I'm thinking about:

  • What content should athletes be able to place on their Athletes.io/profile ?
  • How do I verify they are athletes?
  • What features could I add that would help athletes?
  • How should it be priced? Free, Monthly Billing, Both?
  • What else should I think about?

I'll build it straight away if I like the idea! 

Answers in the comments......

Just throw any thoughts at me please 🤩 🙏🏼 😁

February 11, 2021 • Indie Testers

Basic Auth for MVP

Archie Edwards
Last night I got the routes for authentication sorted.

Chose to just implement Basic Authentication rather than "sign in with Twitter" for simplicity reasons.

I also implemented JWT authentication so that users don't have to re-authenticate each time they refresh the page. This also helps to reduce common calls to the DB.
February 09, 2021 • Indie Testers

Initial server structure

Archie Edwards
Spent this evening planning out what my schema needs to look like for my server.

Ended up separating it into scopes to relate to user behaviour within the application.

I then implemented wildcards on the routes to have a structure similar to how I've set things up in the DB.

February 08, 2021 • Indie Testers

Platform planning

Archie Edwards
So today I took a step back from dev and planned how the platform would run.

I figured out what was needed for general use cases as well as how I could create it to avoid people abusing the platform for a quick promo code/user feedback

I then populated the base DB structure.

Now we have comments, would be cool to get some feedback!
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