I want to kickstart May, my birthday month, to reboot my build engine. So I am going to build quite a few things starting this month. The primary goal is I m going to build some new ideas and rebuild some of my existing products with no-code tools for under $50 per month.
April is the beginning of Quarter 2 of 2022; after wasting the whole quarter 1, I m trying to get myself back on track. I try to focus on three things for April, but the results are "ok but can be better".
I just attended my father in law funeral, it doesn't look like a good start for Apr. I want to run away from the useless first quarter of 2022. So my plan to start to gain back my product productivity is to focus on three things. Updating, Testing and BuildingUpdating
March is full of surprised. Nope, the miracle didn't happen. I lost my daily writing streak and decided to take a break. I didn't complete anything I wished to achieve. I only focused on finishing my freelance project and finally launched it in time. The only thing that I feel
I didn't set any goal for this month, and I just came back from a short staycation, which explains why this post has been delayed. After missing goals for the first two months at the beginning years and understanding, March will be pretty busy for me to live a big
It doesn't go well for February either because I m low productivity for no reason, but I m overwhelmed by my freelance work. I guess I have too much sweet time from the Xmas break and Lunar New Year break; I underestimate the work that needs to be done; that's
I picked up the main reason I failed severely in January is because of lack of focus. I am trying to do too much with too little time, and I have underestimated my freelance workload and overestimated my product work ability. I m going to focus for February on two
I think I m kind of a big failure for my Jan Goals. I underestimated the workload of my freelance work and overestimated how fast and how much effort I could put in for the product work. I failed to rebuild GetPay and build a compound that integrated with it.
I set some goals every month to help me hit my 2022 Goals; these monthly goals are the motivation for me! So what do I plan for January 2022? Rebuild GetPay. It's like version 3 already, but at least this round, I know what needs to be built to attract
I didn't write this in 2021. I did write a quick post two months later, but surprisingly I missed out on all the goals I wanted to do in those quick posts. Is Life unpredictable? I have three main goals in 2022, and I m going to share what I
It's over. I m writing this post after five days into 2022. I thought 2021 would be pretty challenging for me, but things happen. The biggest issue I have disappeared and is kind of sad. If I can exclude this incident, the Year 2021 is almost perfect for me. Writing
I know it's a bit funny when everyone is writing about their new year goals where I am still writing about 2021; since I have written every month for 2021, I hope to keep it a habit to finish the last month Journal for 2021. One of the crucial things
After the busy October ( Hacktoberfest ) and November ( Black Friday ), I didn't slow down; I m challenge myself again in December to build 24 components for the Advent Calendar. This month I put aside most of the things and focused on building Adalo components, I have met my first 7th day
After the busy October, November seems a little bit too relaxed. While I m busy with Black Friday, but my actual product output is little. I packed up my components and launched a Black Friday deal, and I created a dedicated page for it, let's say the results are way
November has two essential things for me, the first one is Black Friday, and the second is the #NocodeNovember event. I will continue to #ship30days by shipping three tiny goals daily to focus on the below targets. These targets suppose to be chained together for marketing purposes, let's see can
It's a crazy month because of the Hacktoberfest; I m super busy and only start contributing in the middle of October. In the end, I manage to write five posts and build one template. That's a total of 4 PR for Appwrite and 3 PR for Appsmith. If you wonder
Today, I going to share a quick CRUD app that builds with Appsmith to manage Appwrite data. Appsmith is an open-source framework to build internal tools. Appsmith | Build & self-host internal toolsQuickly build any custom business software with pre-built UI widgets that connect to any DB, GraphQL or REST API,
Appwrite is a self-hosted backend server docker container. It's like an open-source backend for your personal use. Appwrite - Open-Source End-to-End Backend ServerAppwrite provides web and mobile developers with a set of easy-to-use and integrate REST APIs to manage their core backend needs.Appwrite Light Logo Today I going to
Let's say if you follow the first guide to set up your own Appwrite on Linode already, now you want to start using it, but there are no sample data to play around with? Appwrite - Open-Source End-to-End Backend ServerAppwrite provides web and mobile developers with a set of easy-to-use
Do you know that you can access the Adalo database through API? I m going to show how you can pull Adalo database data & display it on your Appsmith. Appsmith | Build & self-host internal toolsQuickly build any custom business software with pre-built UI widgets that connect to any DB,
Appwrite is a self-hosted backend server docker container; I would like to share my recent experience to set up on Linode. Appwrite - Open-Source End-to-End Backend ServerAppwrite provides web and mobile developers with a set of easy-to-use and integrate REST APIs to manage their core backend needs.Appwrite Light LogoFirst,
I m trying something different this month, not sticking to the usual three main goals per month model; I break down and plan to ship three things related to products over 30days. It's going to be #ship30days, which I have done for the past ten days. https://twitter.com/hashtag/
It was a busy September, but not much progress in terms of product goals. ✅ The good thing is I continued the Adalo Component building stream; I built a few either for my use or client request, and I have released three to the public. However, I see there are still
It seems like a habit to write my monthly goal late, I have set the goal on first of the month, but most of time when I have time to blog about, it's already 1/3 of the month pass. So what do I plan to do for September? 📱 Adalomatics
I have a pretty meaningful Aug and did a lot of first-time things. I challenge myself to build 7 Adalo components in 7 Days, and I completed the #7DaysAdalo with pretty satisfactory results. In addition, I launch my first component store promotion as well during the campaign challenge. Not only
I recently have a project to help a client build an Admin Interface using Retool to access data in Supabase. I can use both API and SQL queries to do the regular CRUD operation without any problem, but I have stucked on how to upload files to Supabase Storage for
Since the Adalo marketplace launch, I have built some public components and thinking of creating my own paid component store for a while. I start to convert some of the components that I make for my client's and sell, but no sales at all so far. I decided to kickstart
I try out a few challenges in the Year 2020, and I learn a lot through those challenges. Although so far, I haven't done any in the Year 2021, I finally pick up some gut to start this #7daysAdalo challenge. I m going to challenge myself starting tomorrow to build
I tried auth with Aadalo when Supabase release, but it seems like there is a bug; I can't keep the user token from Supabase after login; that's why I didn't blog about it. Recently when I try again, it seems like the bug has fixed; that's why I am writing
I have no idea what happens; 1/3 of August already passed when I thought August just started. I wonder, is it work for home make people feel dull toward times? So what do I plan to do for August? 💪 Continue my efforts from last month to complete Adalomatic -
I m slack off a bit in July; I take a break from daily writing and habit building, I still doing some product development, but my freelance work has most of my focus. The three main goals that I set for July, I only manage to hit 50% of it,
It's another late post for this month; I will talk about this month goals after 1/3 of the month has over already. I have been working toward these goals, just that I can't find the right time to write it out. This month will be the same as last
My main goal in June is all in Adalo, and I did it. I am getting some indie income from doing Adalo consulting & Custom Component, although I need to tweak how I approach this to avoid becoming another freelance job. I build multiple private components ( around 5 ) and numerous
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I have a client who requests me for a quick mockup of process flow on integrating Backendless with Adalo for an app that can filter locations. I find it pretty interesting and decided to document down the process to share with the rest. Before we start, I want to let
This post is kind of late; I recall I haven't written this month goal after 1/3 of the month has passed. I have significant progress for the past two months, and I hope to continue the momentum this month. So far, the first week of June seems pretty busy.
I have moved the momentum from April and continue the productivity mode into May. There are both happy news and sad news in this month. The sad news is that one of my products, GetPay, faces the most significant challenges from its leverages. Stripe has launched the #nocode payment link
I talk about GetPay a few times before but didn't officially write a post about it. It's a bit funny + sad that the first time I talk about this product here and I'm going to announce I will be taking a break on this product. GetPay let you link with
Last week, I built a sample app that pulled data from Unsplash; this week, I will show a sample app that integrates Adalo with Ghost. Ghost: Turn your audience into a businessThe world’s most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform. Used by Apple, SkyNews, Buffer,
I m going to build an Adalo App that pulls the images from Unsplash and favourite the photos that I like this week. Let's kickstart the nocode weekly again. Unsplash Image API | Free HD Photo APICreate with the largest collection of high-quality images that are free to use. Trusted by
Yes, this is more like a changelog, what has happened on this blog. It's been a long time since the last upgrade; although the new Ghost4.0 is more focused on membership & paid community, which is not related to this blog, I m still welcome the latest major version
April has been pretty good for me, it starts and progresses slowly, but I have completed most of the things that I want to do; I hope to continue the momentum over to May. There will be three main things I will focus on in May and maybe a side
I have slowly recovered in March and getting better in April; I hope that I can do a lot more than these but understand it takes time to recover from what happens. So what I have done in April 2021? After building products on Adalo for a few months, finally,
One of the interesting Adalo features that currently beta testing is the External Users feature. Before this, the users' portion in Adalo is managed by Adalo Data Collection, you can integrate external API within Adalo, but for the users part, you still need to handle it by Adalo. I will
I have missed out on the first three months. Hopefully, I will be on track from April onward to track my monthly goals. The main thing for April is about "Learn", there are lots of new stuff in the Laravel & Modern development market that I m lost touch with;
I'm back after my coming back post and rest for another month. Since my last post, it's been one month, mainly waiting for two things, migrate off from the current server and upgrade the site to the new shiny Ghost 4.0.
It has bothered me for the past two weeks. Yes, I m back and getting ready to work on products, but what next should I do? I did some self-analysis to ensure what I should focus on next; I did some brainstorming based on what I like and what I
It's been two months since my last post. A lot has happened in these two months. After busy with all the renovation & packing, I have moved to my new place.The biggest challenge that I thought I am going to have has gone.It's kind of sad for what
I have three main focus when starting in 2020, I think I m only achieve 50% among the three main focus, but I believe it has been great for a pandemic year like this. Weight and Health - My forever issues, repeating every year. This year I try to focus
I start to do daily writing on 200wad since Dec 2018. Nothing must repeatedly appear on the site and write 200 words a day - every day. After 690 posts, I finally miss out to post one day and break my streaks. I take a break from it to let
It might be a bit weird to say this now, but I can pretty sure that 2021 will be one of my challenging years. Yes, I just confirmed something today, and 2021 will be a challenging year to me with a few more significant challenges and one happy surprise. I
Xmas this year fall on Friday, so I took a break from all the works from Friday until today Sunday, which it the start of my rest week. There is something happen which going to confirm tomorrow. It might bring some most significant changes to me in 2021, and it
I thought of writing down daily to count down to my rest week, but didn't have time at all; the past four days is packed and by the time I have time & the energy to sit down to write. It's the Xmas eve already. My rest week will start
I talk about my annual rest habits, to enjoy short holidays from Xmas eve to the New Year. I have started to inform most of my clients; I will be away for this short break. Most of the client is pretty ok with it since most of the people will
I find out that I been spending a lot of time on Youtube compare to the past two years. Especially this year I spend lots of time on Youtube to learn different things. I follow some Instagram influencer on their youtube videos for HIIT exercise videos, and it starts from
While 2020 is almost going to end, there are lots of product promotion newsletter incoming, while clearing all these emails I start to think about what I am planning to do in 2021. Firstly, I can start to plan to leave WordPress behind, the Year 2020 quite a few Woocommerce
I m feeling lost this month; it might be because it's the end of the year or it might be because the tons of the freelance work that is pending. I felt busy with all the client's work and got no time to explore other things. Besides that my wife
I have been thinking to use JetStream + Statamic at first for one of my recent client projects, after some testing I think it might not suit the case, so I change the combo to Jetstream with Nova since I have a license for Nova that I didn't utilize. So far
Initially, I was looking for a solution that connects LearnDash with the mobile app, so I found AppPresser and test it out for the 14 days trial. As a developer I m not happy with the performance and the overall tools, it might help user without code experience, but I
I talk about what I am getting from Black Friday 2020 for my work; I would like to talk about some of the products that I get for my exploration. One of my habits is to grab some of interesting product/products that I been to wait to use it
Yesterday I talked about thinking to use JetStream + Statamic this combination to rebuild the projects for my clients, but after some testing, I give up this option. Statamic is easy to set up, and it can build up the backend admin pretty straightforward, but there are few problems that I
Life is full of choices every day. As a freelance developer, I also struggle with choices daily. What stack shall I pick for my clients?Will this work for my clients?Is this what my client want?After my initial suggested stack ( WordPress + LearnDash + Apppresser ) failure, I have been brainstorm
Yesterday I talked about the struggle between change or continued. In the end, I put the whole deal out and see how I can workout solution within the budget. Since the proposal has been approved, it's hard to go back to ask for money, what I need to is see
Yesterday I m busy with all sort of code issue, after multiple meeting & demo today, I m now busy with planning and making a decision. I have a project that consists of two-part. After the initial communication and demo, the client and I thought of settle the first part
I have quite a bit of work to rush tonight, going to do a quick post to share what I been research recently. I have a Learning Management System project recently, and I have chosen to build in on LearnDash after doing some research. I build a demo and show
It's been a tradition for me to find WordPress Or Saas deal during Black Friday. It's either for my Work purpose ( example I bought some of the plugins with promotion price but using on my client's site ) or my exploration. So what am I getting from Black Friday 2020? Astra
I have been using Google Sheet to manage my freelancer cashflow from 2013, and I use to squeeze every year in one Google Sheet; every sheet represents a year until 2018. The amount of transaction is getting more and I going to start a new company, so I switch into
December usually is a festival month, and I don't plan to get all my self-improvement plan back and force myself back on track. I plan to make some recovery from the hectic month of freelance work, consolidate my resources and build something again. First, I want to get back to
I know I m going to be busy with my freelance work in November which is why I only set up two smaller goals continue to write daily with #30DaysOfblogging and build new component on Adalo. Sadly I have missed both goals in November. I m busy with the renovation
I have been a long time Laravel Developer; I start playing with it since version 3 and official using it for client's project after version 4 release. Recently I complete revamping one of the client's projects from version 5 LTS version. It is quite interesting to see how Laravel stay
Recently I have two new projects that kick-off, instead of like the old-time that I talk to one contact window, both projects need to talk/update to multiple contact window. Instead of open a Whatsapp chat group and throw everyone in it, I try to find some other ways that
Hacktoberfest 2020 pass, this year since the rules have changed, I think, is more challenge for casual contributor like me. Anyway, I still managed to complete it, let me share what the repo I contribute for the past years is. Hacktoberfest 2020 - LifterLMS gocodebox/lifterlmsLifterLMS, a WordPress LMS Solution:
I m in the first batch of developers to build components for Adalo marketplace. I request to get involved once I heard about the news and manage to get accepted to access it. I only start to focus on it after they announce there will be some cash offer if
I talk about things that I hope Adalo to fix, enough for those little things, let's talk about what I love about Adalo? Airtable Integration I believe Adalo is one of the first #nocode mobile app builders that integrate with Airtable; it might not be that straight forward or easy
I kind of love building on Adalo platform, which is why I have this love-hate relationship kind of feeling when trying to fix some of the issues. These are some of the issues I hope it can get fix soon. Responsive Interface The interface is not that responsive. Yes for
Let's continue to explore my experience of building the shipping slot app for my clients. I talk about I try different ways to make this. First, I start with the using the internal database collection, it works for some basic stuff, but it doesn't work for a lot of our
I have built two freelance projects using Adalo. I want to share my experience so far. I would say Adalo are still not quite ready for a mission-critical project, but it should be good enough for simple project & MVP. Project 1 is a dummy launch button project. It serves
I used to write my monthly goal on 200words, where I write my daily post. I had accidentally broken my writing streak last month, now I moving my writing back to my blog. I usually will set a rough direction each month and review it at the end of the
I continue to spend more time on my freelance work compare to products during October. I think I have more than five enquiries in October which includes some of the new lead. Besides that, I lived more than three freelance projects and completed revamp one of my oldest project for
September is more about freelance work. I start having a lot more enquiry and freelance work, which is why I have put my product work aside work. I do working on Adalo more but mainly because I have two freelance work based on Adalo. I rebuild one of the freelance
After a low productivity month, I try to start my product engine again in September. I kickstart it with a Product Friday, but due to lost of distraction, it didn't work out, but it's a great start. So I turn the Product Friday into Product Weekend. Finally, the full product
I have talked about last month ( August 2020 ) is not my favourite month; not only I failed to complete lots of my goals. I feel stresslaxing and fall sick for a week. It feels terrible after having two productivity months and facing a downfall like this. The only things that
The two weeks were the worst week for the past few months. Firstly I'm stresslaxing for a start, and I fall sick after that after getting the flu virus from my kids. I take another week getting out of the whole ill situation. It's the first two weeks of this
It seems like this is going to become bi-weekly posts due to my tight schedule. What happens for the past two weeks is almost all about Adalo. I have to build a QR code component for Adalo Marketplace, it's my first try on React Native, I still haven't picked up
Just like last month, it's almost 1/3 of the month, and finally, I start to write what I did last month, by right this should be ready within the first five days in the new month. NocoderHQ I have been doing quite a few automation for clients and in
I miss out week #30 Maker Weekly update because there is seems like no progress or too little progress to talk about, in the end I think is best to talk about both weeks together. Who knows just a feature implement has caused me to re-build the whole process flow
The previous week HubSponsor producthunt launch didn't hit well, after sort out my mood and I am working on building some plugin for one of the #nocode Mobile App Builder platforms. It' sort of like working for free, but I m thinking for a few advantages for working on this.
I just soft launch another project that builds with #nocode. It's been three months since my #nocodeweekly. I have been coding for the past three months and beta testing some of my products. After doing all the coding, I was thinking to take a break to do some #nocode work.
It's been 1/3 of July, and over 50% of 2020 has passed. Finally, I found some time to update what happened in June. I have been building quite a few products in May, I try to wrap up most of these products and push for testing in June. HelloJB
Original I thought this can be launch before end June so that I can use it for my other services, again building products always have something unexpected, in the end, I launching beta testing for GetPay early July. So in simple words, what GetPay does is, connect to your Stripe
I been beta launch MetricsHQ, and features ready for GetPay, times to working on things other than coding. As a developer that not really into design, I struggle on logo design and choosing colours for products. I start with colours first. Either I have some colours in mind, or else
After MetricsHQ beta testing launch, I have been concentrating on GetPayHQ development, mainly because I going to use it to handle the billing part, the progress is slower then I expect. Still, most likely, I can use it for my own and beta testing early July. Yes, I going to
I initial completed three metrics to monitor for MetricsHQ, which include Twitter follower, Github Follower and Producthunt Follower. These metrics are good enough for me for the alpha testing internally. For beta testing to kickstart, I was thinking to add Facebook Page Fan count and Instagram. I was really "lucky"
A monthly review post has delayed, and finally, I have time to write what I have done in May. Beginning of May, I have set my goals that I will be building a lot in May. The results are pretty satisfying, lots of product MVP has progressed, and some product
It supposes to be a beta launch post for MetricsHQ, but I stuck in the last minute bug. A very last-minute bug that only discovers after the Facebook App go-lives and can't seem like resolved in a short time. The beta launch of MetricsHQ gets delayed again. Let me share
I have been working on this idea for the past two weeks. At first, I thought of just follow some tutorials to build a payment form that connects to Stripe. After creating the first version prototype, I feel that something is wrong; this is what lots of services did, but
I talk about this GetMetricsHQ project on Week #19 before, two weeks later finally, I clean up some of the small glitches and decide to put it online for alpha testing. Why is it call Alpha testing? Because there are only three metrics can be tracked now, and there are
I have been working on this check-in project for the past few days. Because in my country, We have converted from MCO ( movement control order ) to CMCO ( conditional movement control order). F&B industry allows the customers to dine in but with the condition to record their info and
I always want to build a metrics tracker product; I have the idea since I saw one of the product and testing another similar product one year ago. I start to build it this Month. I call it the Maker May. I put up my building gear and start building
The whole April is under the movement control order, if you tell me before this we will go through an entire month like this, can't move around and can only stay at home, I won't believe it. But I make it, my family and I survived the lifestyle like this,
That's the reason I choose Gumroad, fire and launch. I m embarrassed for this version, but I think that should be the correct way. If you don't feel ashamed, you are launching too late.
We all know that Woocommerce is an eCommerce engine that you can use to sell things, but what If we need it to collect donations? I have recently proposed to one of my clients that using Woocommerce to collection donation for the initial stage and use it at stage two
It's pretty common to see Facebook Page having contests that need you to like the pages and tag to a few friends. If you are holding games like this, how are you going to choose the winner? Let me teach you how you can do it with Integormat. IntegromatIntegromat is
What I want to send out the message is those SaaS company that help out people who are impacted by the COVID-19.
I am finally writing about this before the end of this week. It is the first post for the new Maker Weekly Series, not just with a new name, I adjusted the week number to 14 to sync with the actual week number, so I have week 13 missing. My
Lots of things happen since the explode of COVID-19 and my country just suddenly into partial lockdown ( Movement Control Order ). I'm still trying to keep up the changes, but I'm grateful that I been work remote so nothing much impact to my professional life, just that my personal life has
I been build up 11 prototype using #nocode for the past 12 weeks, I thought to complete another to end this 3 months campaign, but I failed. After build up two prototype with two different tools but doesn't really meet the release requirement, I just change this week topic to
Membership system should be one of the more prominent gold mines in nocode industry but is not easy to implement it easy to use for nocoder. I build demo based on Memberstack before but today I going to show another nocode membership system - Outseta. Outseta | Software for SaaS start-upsOutseta
With no-code & automation combo, it allows an ordinary user to make use of API as well.
I blog about this series as my Developer Journal in 2019 and I'm going to call it my Maker Journal in 2020. I'm still pretty much a developer that build stuff but I m moving toward more as a Maker who makes things. I miss out January part, so I
This week idea come from indiehacker forum as well, someone would like to build up automated follow-up email, the email will keep sending for a few times unless user viewing that email. The idea is quite straight forward, but I do a few tweaks for more accessible to demo. Instead
Until last night I m still no ideas what I want to build, there are few ideas but mostly going to need some time to develop and I hope to complete the prototype by today, which is why I need to find something that can build in short period. I
Hopefully, this is going to be the last prototype that using Carrd, I been using Carrd too often for my past few prototypes. I have been wanted to try all the nocode membership services but didn't have any idea what to build for a membership site. One day, I saw
I launch a delayed Nocode Weekly week #5 this week, so I am just going to build a simple prototype that combines nocode & automation for week #6. It is a usual feedback form process that you can see everywhere, but instead of just getting the feedback in an email
Nocode Weekly Week 5 project has been delayed for a week to launch, it is my first #nocodeweekly project with a proper domain, so it takes quite a bit of time to perfect it. The concept is pretty simple, I want to do a listing site that features all sort
Original I working on an idea to manage website content through Twitter, but drop the idea after trying the prototype and find it got a lots more of thing I need to plan.
My original idea is to build an app so that my co-worker can upload images to Digital Ocean Space to use it for some demo project, but in the end, it becomes a Wetransfer clone.
It's pretty fast and is week 2 already; I have some delay this round because of lots of meetings and work, besides that I facing some challenges with the original tools I was going to use. I was thinking to use Twist to handle the project initially but give up
I started this challenge to myself to build a nocode prototype weekly, and I start with something I'm familiar with - Glide. Create an App from a Google Sheet in Minutes · GlideGlide turns spreadsheets into beautiful, easy-to-use apps, without code. Pick a spreadsheet or start with a template, customize your
I am doing a quick cap of what happens on things that I build in 2019. I don't dare to call it products, more like I have built seven things in the year 2019.
Personal I have been busy with Black Friday, not only searching for products/service deals that I need, but I also prepare for some products launch for Black Friday. Due to many issues, I only manage to launch one, and I think it is fortunate to start one. Product Initially,
Personal It's been two weeks since coming back from the short family trip; I guess I have finished up my this year travel quotas and I'm trying to focus on my freelance work & products Product Currently planning to consolidate some on hand resources and going to sell it as
Ghost release their major version 3.0, and one of the most important features coming to this new release is Membership. If you feel like hosting your Ghost blog and kickstart some paid membership site, you can host your Ghost blog at these services.
Getting my first coffee support from the BMAC, consider this as a Product income and finally break the zero product income this year.
Personal Since coming back from the trip, I have been busy with most clients work; it does feel tired to bring the kids to travel, it takes me 2~3 days to clear up and rest enough to get back to my work. Product I manage to share how I
I consider myself a beginner on managing server, I have some Linux knowledge, I understand some of the necessary command line code, and I know how to Google for some command to help me manage my server.
I happen to find out about Glide and think its suit for this use case. It takes me two days to build up the prototype and getting the owner approval. I hand it over to the sales executive, and they work out the detailed workflow for this event.
It's been crazy with all the freelance work before I go for the trip, most of my building habits has been a pause because of this insane workload, imagine on the day before I go airport and I m still trying to deliver some work for my clients.
I m going for a short trip end of this month, clearing all these freelance work has been the first things for the past two weeks. I have made a wise decision to stop the product work this month, and it seems like the right decision to do it.
I m back. After slack for June & July, finally, my working engine is started again, and it can say primarily is due to the push of my freelance work.
While I have a work-life balance lifestyle, getting more rest , spend time with kids and doing my freelance work, I can't fork out more time for products & self-learning, I guess more optimization of life needed.
I have been thinking about what's next for WebhookHQ after I stop the latest development because I find that I m moving the project toward the direction to replicate another Zapier.
Continue to slack through the July; it does get better than upper July, but I still spend pretty much times on Netflix for Bing Bang Theory
It's been two months since I did any changes on WebhookHQ, I been working on other side projects. I learn something new through my side projects and it spikes some new ideas to improve my very first product. Last night I did some check on WebhookHQ stats, there are still
I have a slack start for July, the past two weeks is getting a bit too relaxed, and nothing productivity has done.
I build my early prototype on Botman, one of the excellent package for Laravel user & bot builder. It caters to a lot of other message platforms like facebook messenger, slack or web etc. I find it difficult if my focus is on Telegram only, it doesn't support some of the telegram bot features.
My Maker Goal Bot has won runner up in the 3rd party Integration in Product Hunt Maker Festival API, write 15 minutes of fame post and get retweet by Ryan Hoover, I guess that's the highest point of my Product Maker Life
Wow, things keep coming, I have my 15 minutes of fame appear on Product Hunt's newsletter. When I find out, I m pretty excited and posted on twitter, and that tweet is getting a reply from Ryan Hoover.
I talk about this Product Hunt Maker Festival API Edition quite often for the past few weeks, mainly because I had built a product to join it.
Developer Journal Mid June 2019 It's fast that another two weeks just past, I been working hard for the past two weeks for a product to join the Product Hunt Festival API edition. Personal I have been trying a few things to optimise and quantify my life, somehow the whole
I talk about I wanted to join the Product Hunt Maker Festival last month. Maker Goal Telegram Bot is going to be my product to enter the Festival.
The idea is simple; I been in the community like WIP and Makerlog; all these communities allow you to use the telegram bot to log your task quickly. Instead of open the official site and try to log tasks or create a goal, you can quickly open the telegram and do some of the simple action with it.
Last week I talk about how I step out my development comfort zone, and I discover lots of good stuff, I didn't change everything I used overnight, but I start to appreciate some other languages and tools.
I have been busy working on some new product and the past two weeks are really like flying, lots of things are still pending on my todo list, but May ended already.
While I busy building the product, it pops me a new idea; What if I build a platform that let others can create a similar type of bot?
If you didn't hear about it, Product Hunt is relaunching the Maker Festival
It’s been a hectic month until the end of last week, suddenly one of the significant rushing projects slow down. Finally, I have some spaces to breathe in.
I have this love-hate relationship with Notion. I m excited when Notion release the web clipper but can’t use it to replace how I am using my Trello now. Notion has released a new version, and it excited me again.
Lots of things have happened for the past two weeks, which is why I didn’t have much time to write more on my site, I expect to write more in May and have a few more ideas on the content directions.
I have been dealing with WordPress for many many years, I start using it when it just forks from b2 and in fact, 70% of my freelance career I m dealing with WordPress.
I been planning to write a developer journal series for some time, and this is one of the main goals that I set up my site, I’m still trying to see which format will be better, I guess I will start with my usual way to split into personal growth, product side project and my freelance work
It's been a long run; I launch Hookeepr 8 months ago after that lots of things have happens. I start again to the habit to keep shipping codes for product early March, and the target is getting Hookeepr 2.0 launch.
This blog is a new domain, but I m not a first-time blogger. I started back from 2004, 15 years ago. I begin on b2 then WordPress until early 2017. After my last post ended in January 2017, I put a pause on my original blog and leave it.