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Florian Rand

Hey Damien, I saw your post this morning and wanted enough time to write a proper comment.

First of all, the mentioned app has its own problems, so I wouldn't use it as a reference. Instead I would focus on your own app. I have few points that I think are interesting for you to review and not all of them are related to software:

  • First, can you answer me this: Why should I use your app? The answer to this is your Brand promise and your Brand positioning statement. An example, Amazon in 2001:

β€œFor World Wide Web users who enjoy books, Amazon.com is a retail bookseller that provides instant access to over 1.1 million books. Unlike traditional book retailers, Amazon.com provides a combination of extraordinary convenience, low prices, and comprehensive selection.”

Those are not only a bunch of buzzy words. That statement defined why people should buy in amazon instead other places. And take this into consideration, it's not about looking for something fancy to say, your brand promise must be real.

So again, why should I use your invoice maker and why it's different from other similar apps? How can I benefit as a user with your app?

Answering those questions will help define features in your product. A pretty UI will not make you succeed, thinking in your users and solving pain points will.

I think with this you have enough work in front of you so I'll leave you to it!

And a side note, your app takes a big amount of time to load, check that!

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Damien Cosset Author

Thank you for the feedback :) Will definitely think about those things in priority!

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Vuild

This should be paid advice, much better than mine.

It would be nice to tip Florian right here & now for this stellar help. Like Brave on Twitter. πŸ‘

@jess @peter then you don't need an ad supported model, you can hodl on the through transfer with the interest earning ledger balance with less CC support, backend mgt, usable for merch purch & bringing in new ppl (if I devtocoin tip you elsewhere it will end back here on fanny pack towels). Nice & anon, chill & tomorrow with a press-getter built in. 🀯 Put it early in the onboard, it's easy too. Opsec risk, dev effort low, existing coin (optional rebrand).

Florian will be rich (if not already), you will be richer, devto will be selfgov, Damien will get amazing answers from a large pool of coin hunters (paid expert advice is best advice, always). Even investors will benefit & can trade/hodl outside. Aligned incentives all round.

There is a post around here about that somewhere. πŸ‘€