How we shipped 3 apps in 30 days.

Building only what is necessary and nothing more is crucial to your success

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#1 Cut Features Aggressively

First, we designed the web app PMU Masterclasses, using Adobe XD. It would be the platform where we give video access to the attendees.

Being willing to cut features is important. You must be willing to do it to ship on time. Cut features during the design phase. It’s much harder to cut features once development starts.

So when designing, if a feature is not essential, cut it. Once you have the product in front of customers you can start adding features slowly. Use your customer base to confirm feature sets. Don’t build a bunch of features and see what happens.

#2 Find and master the right tools for the job

We decided to use React for this Web Application.

Why did I write this article?

I didn’t write this article for you to see the tools we used and the speed at which we built technologies. I wrote this article to help you understand how to ship.

The more you can ship the better. Everything you build has no value until it’s presented in front of the world.

The tools that we use are all tools that help us to build and iterate fast.

In Summary

Remember, it’s all about shipping. Products have no value on the shelf. Get them out there. Be aggressive about cutting features. Get your preferred toolset and then master each tool.

  • React
  • Auth0
  • Heroku
  • NodeJS/Express
  • Adobe XD
  • Visual Studio Code (my favorite IDE at the moment)
  • Xcode
  • Adobe Illustrator (for logos)
  • Stripe (for payment processing)
  • SnapKit (for easy AutoLayout with Xcode)

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