As we saw in Part 1, one day I made a little tool to help me do tasks I was procrastinating on that I didn’t want to do.
In Part 2, we saw that I am a Creator type person and I had tried to make other products for people before. I had never launched any.
What changed? What made me KNOW that I was going to finish THIS one and actually put it out into the world? How did I get appsessed?
More specifically, I started showing it to some of them. I brought my laptop to my café hangouts with friends. I cornered people I knew and didn’t know at a tech conference. I called up folks back home on Skype. My process was I wouldn’t tell them anything about it, just ask them to spend 10 minutes to take a look, tell me what they thought it was, and give it a try.
This was such a vast difference from the couple of products I had user tested before.
Many people lit up when they used it. Most said it would be really great if I only changed this or that.
And so I started a process of appsessively testing, revising, testing, revising. I showed it to so many people.
By the last round it had achieved perfection. So I thought. Every single person had sparkle eyes for it, gushed over their favourite part, and asked when it would be ready.
This was the Fall of 2016. I thought it was ready.
Until …..the last person to test it……
To be continued…