In my last post I mentioned that I didn't think I could launch anything significant by the contest deadline... I'm still in about the same spot, progress-wise because I keep going in a loop, refining my product. At this point I'm really focused on building a solid responsive web framework, which will be the foundation of what gets manipulated in the web editor tool.
I think the biggest challenge through all this has been trying to work on the project consistently, and setting goals
I don't think I'll be able to launch anything significant by the competition deadline, but I'm going to do my best. If anything, participating has made me motivated to at least do something about my idea.
So far, I have part of the editor/tool built, and part of a sample landing page built. I also have a good chunk of my template structure done. My immediate goal is to have the first sample page done by this weekend. If I get a sample page cranked out, it will give me a better
Forget what I said in my last post, about setting aside the whole landing page project. I'm still doing this. What made me change my mind (and what initially had me going despite reasonable potential competition), is the relative (and growing) market size in comparison to the available products. I don't necessarily want to dominate right off the bat. My goal isn't to make $50M from this concept. I just want a piece of the pie, and I'll take it by offering subtle advantages. To be honest, my
I've decided to set aside this whole project, at least for the time being. It was quite foolish of me to have spent as much time as I did on this project without thoroughly researching my potential competitors.
What it comes down to is that my "idea" of an edge could be eclipsed pretty quickly by the competition. My idea was to create a drag/drop landing page generator with better mobile optimization (not just mere responsive design), better graphic designs (like
I decided to take some time to analyze my strategy as far as my whole business project is concerned. For one, I decided to take some time to thoroughly review the competition.
I made a list of all their features, their strengths, their flaws (all of which I determined by reading reviews, getsatisfaction boards, feedback comments, and trying a few of the products myself). I've gathered what I believe to be the strengths and weaknesses of each product.
There are 3 major