It’s been a busy few days here as we’ve been working hard to get our Chrome extension ready for launch on January 1st, 2023.
Today is day 13 of development and I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit exhausted. But the hard work is paying off – my developer Vlas just created the zip file for submission to the Google Chrome Extension store. All we have to do now is wait for approval, which should take about a week.
During that time, we’ll be fine-tuning the extension to make sure everything is functioning as it should. Our UX designer, Paul, is also working hard to improve the user experience. In fact, we had a call today where we made some small but significant changes to the app.
One of the main things we focused on was reading the context of the email and understanding the tone and voice of the sender.
This way, the first three suggestions for replies that the user receives will be in the same tone as the original email. This should save a lot of frustration for users, who won’t have to choose the tone themselves.
As we continue to work on our launch on January 1st, 2023, I’ve had to remind myself to stick to the principles of the Lean Startup model. That means launching as soon as possible and getting feedback from users, rather than trying to add too many features too quickly.
Today was a big day for us, as we received our first response from a TikTok influencer who is interested in our product. This is a huge win for us, and a shoutout goes to Mark for his great work in getting the word out about superReply. We’re planning to continue reaching out to influencers and believe that we’ll have the best influencer campaign the internet has ever seen.
I also had a conversation with my friend Yuval, who asked me to think about my burn rate. In other words, I need to get a better understanding of the monthly costs of running superReply – things like employee salaries, server fees, and other expenses.
This will give me a clearer picture of where we are financially and how to move forward.
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Today was a great day for Super Reply, as I was able to solve a major financial problem that had been weighing on my mind.
You see, one of the issues we were facing was the potential for very long emails – think 10,000 words or more – which could be a real drain on our resources and budget.
So, we came up with a solution: limitations for free users, with the option to lift those limitations if they upgrade to a paid account.
In addition to tackling this issue, I also had the opportunity to meet Austin, developer who works at Google. We met at a Hanukah party hosted by a friend of mine, and Austin was really impressed with what I’ve been able to accomplish in just 12 days of work.
It was really motivating to hear such kind words from someone at such a well-respected company, and I’m excited to have Austin as one of our first beta users and a follower of my blog.
As the holidays approach and we get closer to our January 1st launch date, I’m feeling more and more excited about superReply.
Thanks for following along on my journey and happy Hanukah and happy Christmas to those celebrating!