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Such a fun morning. A photo shoot in beautiful sunshine of our beach hamper experience that we are launching on @OrdalocaHQ .

Nothing better than doing stuff IRL after so much tech / design work.

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๐Ÿง˜ Sometimes you need a break from the work to stay productive.

So today was a group paddle with a bunch of friends from our coworking space @PropellerExm, to the floating River Exe Cafe for lunch. ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ

An important part of building our startup @OrdalocaHQ

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๐Ÿ˜… Getting used to riding a long trailer yโ€™day for delivering/collecting a Beach Hamper Experience.

๐Ÿ”ฅ By this afternoon we had had 4 requests for prices!!!

๐Ÿ– This is a business we are running on our own platform for local businesses - Ordaloca (@OrdalocaHQ)

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๐Ÿ’ฅ Within 2 minutes of setting up we got our first customer.

So exciting ๐Ÿคฉ

We then explained how they could also launch a business easily on Ordaloca too, and they told us how much they loved the whole idea.

That was our marketing thesis! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ

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Just testing out the kit for our Beach Hamper Experience.

Launching our own business on Ordaloca the same way you can is great insight for us ๐Ÿ–
This is big part of why we started building @OrdalocaHQ.

It has been an unpopular opinion until now.

But we see the win being empowering local businesses with pro tools and a world class experience for their customers.

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๐ŸŒฟ Another step closer to zero car needs and also a perfect delivery vehicle for our Beach Experience Pack - a mega bike trailer. Now we are able to deliver right onto the beach (launching our own business on our own platform @OrdalocaHQ).

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Great startup tool alert. ๐Ÿšจ

I really donโ€™t have stacks of time to build out @OrdalocaHQ social stories on top of everything else but then last week I found @mojo_video_app!

Definitely recommending this after just a an hour of playing. ๐Ÿ‘

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๐Ÿงบ The final piece of kit needed for our beach experience kitโ€ฆ that we are launching on our own platform @OrdalocaHQ

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๐Ÿ—“ Todayโ€™s update. Getting to the last stages of the checkout experience on desktop web for @OrdalocaHQ

Getting nearer as we #buildinpublic. #exmouth #devon will be the first place to #shoplocal using #nearcommerce
Finally the universal linking on @OrdalocaHQ means you can order using just a browser or open directly in the app. Feels quite grown up ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Originally I tried to make the native mobile and web UIs almost identical for โฆ@OrdalocaHQโฉ business admin, but UX is just too different. So hereโ€™s some image UI on web for uploading and reordering product images. ๐Ÿ’…

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๐Ÿ˜…Phew! Breaking through to the other side of designing and building the business admin for @OrdalocaHQ. A great motivator is the fact we are launching our own business on the platform and need it ASAP...
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Cooking kebabs from kayaks on a Thursday. This is the hustle I like when working on startups ๐Ÿ˜ #exmouth #startups #buildinpublic

Out with folk from @PropellerExm
So much progress on @OrdalocaHQ web version over the weekend after having taken the hard decision a few weeks ago to pause and build a component library. Just hooking in the last few parts of the API, and we'll launch our first store in the coming weeks!๐Ÿš€

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Unifying the @OrdalocaHQ mobile UI with our #react web UI via GraphQL is great, but itโ€™s also driven me to reinvent the wheel somewhat with our own component library using #tailwindcss. @louisgillies is much happier though! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿพ

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A bit of a long day today but fun to be working on some onboarding screens for @OrdalocaHQ on a tight schedule. Trying to get to the fastest, simplest โ€œahaโ€ is always hard but rewarding. #buildinpublic ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป
๐Ÿคฏ Who would have thought that designing building and launching a customer and business facing iOS/Android/web commerce app and platform, as a 2 person team, would be complicated? #buildinpublic
The next step for running our own business on our platform. The idea is to be our own customer, have fun and build a repeatable, cost effective launch strategy.

I love it when you get beyond just tech ๐Ÿคฉ

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๐Ÿ‘€ Could this be a delivery of our new Hamper Experience Kit?

Yep, our own business in #Exmouth #Devon on Ordaloca. Launching soonโ€ฆ
๐Ÿคฉ Really excited to start pushing @OrdalocaHQ out to a small bunch of beta users this week. Itโ€™s taken a long time but itโ€™s so great to see it working in the wild. ๐Ÿšข

(Iโ€™ll try and #buildinpublic more to show how badly we fail every piece of Twitter startup advice!)
React is brilliant. Left is a few hours of coding @OrdalocaHQ for web to match React Native app on the right. Using different libraries so not universal but get to use same GQL, layouts etc. #buildinpublic