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Originally published this post to Official Meteor Forum*
Recently one of our old, unfinished, buggy side projects got hunted on (ProductHunt)[https://www.producthunt.com/posts/wireflow] . It got quite good popularity. Most of the day was #1 product of the day, but finished as second due bad user experience.
People had bad ux cause app was not production ready, server was not prepared for that, and they mostly saw loading app -.- . We noticed that hunt to late in order to do something. Surprisingly Wireflow got 650+ votes, ~10k visitors and ~1000 registered users.
Wireflow started 1.5y ago as idea making of user flows , flow charts easier, with no photoshop skill requiring or buying wireframe kits.
Same day we were hunted on PH, we decided to make it open source https://github.com/vanila-io/wireflow. In that moment that was at least we could do, since it was collecting dust for 1.5 year and now that hunt gave us confirmation that idea I had is worth and that people want it. Despite bad user experience cause of some bugs and never loading app, people actually love it.
The market is is anywhere related to web & mobile app development. It involve developers, designers, project managers, business people, marketing guys to create those users flows.
That unexpected hunt on ProductHunt gave confirmation that people love and want this app. Once again, Wireflow was completely unusable that day, so lot of bad user experience. But even with that, people like it.
I am consider myself as a growth hacker, and we grow Vanila and all other things 100% organically. No paid ads.
So, as you can see Wireflow got 115 stars on Github in just few days. This post gain 824 views, cause I did some growth and exposing it on other channels. Here are some stats of Github repo in last few days:
I am calling you guys to check the app out and give some contribution if you like it. Anything will help, from organizing project, reporting bugs, documentation, roadmap, upgrading app to latest meteor version, features … You know already, any help is welcome.
Little bit about me and the crew I am working with. My name is Stefan, started Vanila.io with my still grlfriend Jelena. We have small crew on Vanila and our internal chat https://chat.vanila.io where we build interesting apps for ourself and clients. We are 100% remote team, self funded.
Currently we are involved into few projects of ours, the latest one Automatio.co and we need to finish it, launch it. That's why I am asking for help and collaboration, since we can't focus on few things at once, but will assist as much we can.
I am currently working on new UI for Wireflow homepage which show more information about project, contributors, etc. Check it out:
Also, Wireflow have 25k+ followers on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wireflow/.
- Join our internal chat: https://chat.vanila.io/channel/wireflow
- Youtube Video with a short story
- Post regarding Contribution
- Check a blog post for whole story
- ProductHunt page
Looking forward to hear your thoughts peeps.