Introducing my first SaaS app: https://honestbooking.com
A bit of backstory, wanted to do my own SaaS app for months but was looking for ideas. Stumbled upon this article https://medium.com/backchannel/buying-tickets-to-restaurants-114e5b9c768f on 9 December, thinking that it’s a good idea (given that I dined a lot in Melbourne).
Went to my usual barber the week after and had a chat about an online booking system that he wanted to have where customers can book for his service easily whilst avoiding fake / non-genuine bookings.
Put one to one together, and I’ve been spending my nights and weekends developing Honest Booking from mid December (I work full time in a big corp).
It’s developed using the usual stack: Stripe, Heroku, Amazon (Route53, S3, CloudFront, SES), and Twilio. The front-end was a spaghetti of jQuery and a bootstrap template from somewhere (can’t remember). In hindsight, should have gone with Ember, but then, I was looking for a quick solution
I come from a technical background, so I’m always interested to tackle the technical stuff first. So, I didn’t do the usual startup stuff, i.e. no idea validation, no business model canvas, etc.
Anyway, hope to hear your feedback.