###UPDATE JUN 10
Took way too long. But I just uploaded it to AtmosphereJS. You can download it now at https://atmospherejs.com/saeho/goodethos-blog
When we started our startup, it was our second company and first startup. And we didn’t know anything about startups so we made pretty much every single mistake in the book.
Of all the mistakes we made, one sticks out the most which is spending an entire year trying to convince companies from the likes of Coca Cola to medium enterprises to do something they’re already doing differently or doing something new they aren’t doing yet.
We now learned the difference between making something people “need” vs “want”. When you are not making something people want, it doesn’t matter how polished you make your product or how much they need the product.
We now accept our failure. However we have a useful and polished product in our hands that we really want to see used by people. So we’re finally opening up our platform to everyone, not just companies (we restricted access to companies and about a single topic only).
It’s a publishing platform. I haven’t finished transforming the product from the first idea/product, but it’s well-tested and ready to be used.
If anyone’s interested, please visit https://goodethos.com. I’m also going to release almost all of my code to open source hopefully in a month+ time.
DEMO TO SEE: https://goodethos.com/bdqworks
DEMO LOGIN: username: demo-public, password: demo-public
Things holding me back from releasing it open-source now are:
- I’m still developing parts of the product;
- Lots of the text/words are still wrong (I need to convert the words to be consumer-centric);
- I have to remove signup option in order to make it a standalone product;
- My fonts providers are not open-source so I have to find alternatives.