Databased: 19 days in


It’s been a rather slow week, mostly due to me being struck by some horrible food poisoning, which confined me to my bed for the past week or so. This combined with some contract work I am doing, has prevent me from moving forward with Databased. Sales have kept trickling in, and we currently stand at 54 sales, making me a whopping total of $833.38. Still got a long way to go, but it will definitely help paying the bills this month.

I am getting a bit worried though about sales slowing down after the first couple of weeks; those first few weeks don’t mean much if it all comes to a stop three of four weeks down the road. I guess it’s a matter of wait and see.

I have been having quite a bit of contact with buyers of the application and have gained some valuable insight in regards to what needs fixing and what could be nice features to implement in the future. In this aspect, getting those first sales on CodeCanyon is pretty valuable, as it puts the software in front of “real” users who paid for the product and therefor often times will speak out if something is broken or in need of fixing. It is important to keep in mind though that the vast majority of buyers on CodeCanyon are developers, and therefor tend to look at the product from a developer’s point of view rather then a non-technical user’s point of view.

I am wrapping up the contract work I am doing this week, and will pick up development of Databased later this week or over the weekend, and the main priorities before the next release are:

  • improving handling of foreign keys
  • adding private records (users can only see their own records)
  • remove the primary key requirement; tables without primary keys can be handled through Databased as well
  • a whole bunch of smaller bug fixes

Looking to get the next update out sometime next week.

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I have been building web applications and other digital products for more then a decade. Currently on an exciting journey discovering the ins and outs of content marketing while growing my newest business. Dedicated to helping digital agencies and entrepreneurs around the world succeed!

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