So, I started building software to solve business problems. Turns out, despite the seeming market saturation of software, there are still incredible opportunities to be had from even the simplest business ideas if you just focus on the right things.
A quick rundown of notable stuff:
- I currently run one of the most popular social sharing apps on Blogger, Share It. Clocking in at around 250MM pageviews a month.
- Built CalendarHub.com, a social, AJAX calendar, in 2005 with Scott Mace. Applied to YCombinator. One of the first teams rejected! Yay?
- Built DryRunner with Scott, made it into one of Jeff Bar's AWS presentation PDFs.
- Built WoodenCube.com. Why anyone would build another blogging platform, especially a niche, is beyond me at this point, but it was a crazy time.
- Built BibleApps.com. Scaled that to the point where we had 5000 new signups a day. Presented at Google.
- Built Appointron.com, my first profitable app. Still in early stage start-up mode with Matt Tharp @ Daring Labs.
- Built Impuslv.com, my first ecommerce app, also with Matt Tharp @ Daring Labs. When launched it was the first embeddable social shopping gadget but we're in the midst of a pivot.
- Starting a fence company with a close friend called South Kansas Fence
- Starting a sermon sharing service with a friend in the business. We even offer sermon analytics! Is that even a thing yet? Hopefully it will be soon.
- Working on a consumer-facing social app called Helllo @ DaringLabs.
- Contributing to the OurOwnLittleAccelerator (OOLA) Podcast.
If you run a small software business or make apps, I would love to hear from you. And if you're ever in Wichita, we should meet for lunch. Email me: b as in boy, t as in Tom, + welchy (at) gmail