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Over the last week, we have spoken to our first 5 key local businesses about @OrdalocaHQ and ALL 5 signed up and have given extremely good feedback. This week we will hit 1.0 release and will be overseeing their onboarding. Here we go... πŸš€

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πŸ‘‹ Hey #design #ui #indiehackers #buildinpublic #designers #animator #animation folk.

Any recommendations on best, lowish cost tools for simple SVG animations (not AE). I also use Sketch mostly for vectors, so the fewer steps to integrate the better.

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Our drip email Crisp plugin has been test running over the holiday break and so far works like a charm. Next is production for Ordaloca. Some UI polish and maybe release in the marketplace?

Anyone interested in running long running drip campaigns using Crisp?

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What started as a β€œquick” idea has expanded into working on our first plugin for @crisp_im - any ideas what it could be for?
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What started as a β€œquick” idea has expanded into working on our first plugin for @crisp_im - any ideas what it could be for?
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πŸ€” Funny, I often come back to wishing I had continued MakeItLaunchIt. It would be great for #buildinpublic as I like pure update timelines of how something gets built. Rather than just a series of social posts.
πŸ”₯ Radial search for @OrdalocaHQ was pretty quick to build. In fact this whole discovery page I think has taken less than 2 days in total, including filtering (scoring via functions).

πŸ”Final step is search box for stores / products...

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Just been rapidly building a POS interface based on our store APIs. This is running as a web app but feels pretty responsive.

So local businesses can have a simple POS alongside everything else in ⁦@OrdalocaHQ⁩

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😴3 days clearing down 50+ bugs on Ordaloca after just 2 user testing sessions.

It's really pulling together and making it faster and easier each time to get a local business up and running. πŸ”₯

Next user test incoming... 🧨

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A quick break from posting about building Ordaloca. What a beautiful, chilly day in #exmouth #devon

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Sooooooo many test stores on my dev machine 🀣

But we are currently in beta testing right now (wahooo!) and things are moving along fastπŸ’¨ - crunching through bugsπŸ›

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Feels like @louisgillies and I have been like this for years now trying to build @OrdalocaHQ πŸ˜…

But we are crossing the (first) finish line 🏁

Nice one mate! It’s hard juggling family, health, work and earning money!! πŸ‘

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πŸ”” Today’s update.

Lots of long pair programming sessions recently to get finished. Down to just last few major bugs (for now)πŸžπŸ›πŸͺ²πŸͺ³πŸœ

We’re pooped but excited! 😜

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πŸ”₯ Today's Update

πŸ‘€ Preview mode as you are building your local store. So whilst your "coming soon" landing page is up, you can preview your store coming to life behind the scenes. Right through to test orders!

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πŸ”₯ Today's update (I love updates like this one)

❀️We are auto-generating images that our business customers can instantly share on social media.

Each day taking some of the pain out of being a small local business! πŸ’ͺ

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πŸ”” Today's update

That didn't take long before we had to cater for users with more than 1 local company!!!

(And yep 2nd logo width is a bug 🐞)

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πŸ””Today's update

Ordaloca launch page for businesses is almost live! Just been screen grabbing every device!

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To date I've had nothing but incredible customer experiences with Crisp.chat.

Each time I get more blown away how such a small team can obliterate the big competition on all levels?!? 🀯

Use them! β€οΈπŸ‘

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πŸ”” Today's #shipping update

We are finalising the steps for customers to create "coming soon" pages, whilst they build a store. This tells local customers they are launching, who can then follow for updates + rewards.

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πŸ”” Today's update

The "onboarding complete" confetti drop πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

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πŸ”” Today's update

Here's the new onboarding screen and footer overlay shown before a business can push their store live.

This is us getting ready for some onboarding next week!

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