Start Date: Oct 16, 2021
Who: Ri Zhao (Email: rizhaow <at> gmail.com)
TikTok Vlog: https://www.tiktok.com/@rizhaow
Current status: Build 4 full-blown apps in 24 days (Start Nov 16, 2021)
I will launch 30 apps in 30 days. (Done on Nov 14, 2021 ✅)
Mantra: Process > Outcome
Nowadays, everyone can build an app. But a very small percentage is useful.
My hypothesis is the chances of an app being useful is inherently low.
The question is how do we increase the chances of building a successful app?
There are people coming up with theories how we have to understand our users, plan, etc so that we can increase our chances of success for each shot we take.
I would like to approach this problem from another angle.
Instead of trying to figure out a formula for a successful app, what about we build as many apps as possible?
Even if the chances of success for each app is low, by linearity of expectation, the greater the number of apps we build, the higher the chance of success!
Building apps is hard!
The apps I build will not be full version of themselves. Rather they will all start off as landing page tests.
Those who pass the test would be given the chance to prove themselves as simple no-code apps.
Those who pass the next round of tests would get the chance to be a full-featured app.
The funnel of life is harsh!
I do not expect many apps to pass. Heck! I would be surprised if even 1 app survives!
- MVP of app should be simple to build (~1 day)
- MVP of app should help a niche audience
There are too many smart people diving in to build apps that change the world.
What about we look at things from another perspective? We abide by the theory of natural selection and let nature take its course.
I don't expect success in this approach. This is an experiment for the sake of curiosity!
Can we artificially increase our luck by increasing our tries?
- IDEA MUSCLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpersWBQdPw
- Fascinating Kueh (1st Year NUS Industrial Design Project): https://www.therizhao.com/modules/id1105-making-the-fascinating-kueh
Expect one new app per day. Each app will be documented in a dedicated blog post.