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Building an app, and need a message queue for your customers?

Here are three ways to design it that don't unintentionally create work for users.

#ship30for30 19/30 #ux #buildinpublic #indiehackers
A ton of apps are unintentionally making customers do work they never signed up for.

It's a terrible user experience, and once you notice it, you'll start to see it everywhere. Here's how it works and why it's a problem:

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How would you rank a pizza?

I'm building an app to help home pizza-makers make perfect 'za. But to get there, they'll need a pizza scorecard.

Some initial thoughts:

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So you've worked like a dog and launched something out in the world. Now what?

Here's a framework to assess your initiative, designed to inspire insights from the market:

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If you're developing a product, here's a clarifying question to ask: what could you build in a week or two, that delivers value to customers?

Thoughts on the Minimum Marketable Feature:

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If you are overwhelmed, you're not alone.

Here are three frameworks product managers use to clear through the fog, set a priority, and get traction on what to do next.

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Traditional marketing gets customers wrong.

By thinking about demographics and attributes, it doesn't uncover what motivates customers to buy (or not) your product or service. JTBD is the better way:

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Tartine's bread recipe runs 38 pages of technique, method, and instructions. How could something so complex be modeled in a recipe app?

Some thoughts on how I plan to build the Perfect Pizza app:

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What if you could know if your product will be successful before you build it?

Amazon's "working backwards" approach tries to do just that, by starting w/ customer problems and how the product will surpass current solutions.

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It is #nationalpizzaweek β€”Β and to celebrate, here are 8 styles of pizza that you've got to try before you die.

What am I missing? What's your favorite style?

#ship30for30 7/30 #buildinpublic #perfectpizzaapp #indiehackers
If you want to develop a successful app, you need to know what you're up against.

Here is a tool with 7 metrics to assess the quality of an app, from a user experience perspective.

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Everyone experiences anxiety around deadlines.

But deadlines should really be called "freedom-lines." They are here to save you, to set you free to do your best work.

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It's easy to get lost, assessing the competition.

If you're developing an app, try these 8 actionable metrics to get a handle on what's out there already.

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Innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs: to find your product-market fit, you need to define your market.

But how? Stop churning and get focused, with the #jtbd market definition canvas:

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Most of the apps on your phone drain you β€” but some can help you achieve big wins, by measuring effort over time and nudging towards incremental improvements.

See how it works. Can it help make perfect πŸ•?

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Entrepreneurs, creatives, indies: don't get lost in the quicksand of product branding. Here's a 1-hour brand story toolkit that will get you in the clear.

I've tried it out for my #buildinpublic perfect πŸ• app: what do you think?

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Who likes pizza?

I've been inspired by indie devs and #buildinpublic to build an app to make perfect πŸ•.

Over the next 30 days, I'm writing about product dev, UX, and πŸ• as a part of @dickiebush's and @nicolascole77's #ship30for30

Follow my journey: typeshare.co/nickgracilla