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Introducing WombatDashboard, my latest SaaS MVP


#1

Hi all,

I’d like to introduce WombatDashboard.com to the community. It’s an IoT-oriented condition monitoring platform. Provides custom dashboards, timeseries database, and triggers for any networked transducers that speak MQTT.

I’m a EE by training, and wanted to make condition monitoring using cheap commodity hardware easier for engineers and other technically-competent people. There are several IoT sensor backends on the market, but they tend to be less full-featured and cater for hobbyists, or catering for large deployments with > 5-figure budgets.

I intend to market initially by cold email to technical consultants to see if the MVP gets any traction. I’ll also be creating tutorial content for technical enthusiast forums.

This is my 2nd SaaS and 3rd “business”. (Both still running, though addressing a dying industry so I need to expand outside).

Critique and questions welcome.
Regards,
Andrew


#2

I can’t speak to the business idea/concept, but a couple things jumped out at me visiting your site

  1. There is a lot of blank/open space on your home page. I really need to scroll for a while to see any other content (especially with a blurred image). Might be good to some more info higher up on the page. Some images/video showing more concisely what the product does.

  2. $3/month - Is this something you could offer without cost? I know you are just trying to make it easy, but the mental hurdle for trying something out for any price over 0 is huge. In other words, might was well charge 10,15,20…because for most it is either free or not free.

-Scott


#3

Thanks for the comments. Sorry about the tardy reply, didn’t get notification for some reason.

  1. Noted
  2. There are a few (more limited) services that offer free MQTT brokers and some graphing. I think I’d rather offer coupons for trials like VPS providers do.