So over the past few days, I’ve just been avoiding this project. I built the super cool part which was the validation of the JSON based on custom rules. Then I got bored. That’s it, I just wanted to build the cool part it seems. So I did struggle so I could provide proof that it does do what an MVP should do and I did build an MVP SaaS in two weeks even while avoiding it.
So the aim of this was to build a MVP API tester that could be used to test OCPI integrations. To be able to do this so quickly I used the SaaS bootstrap Parthenon because it’s mines and the point of making it was so I could build MVPs and SaaS apps really quickly so I could move on from stuff I didn’t want to do or failed really quickly and move on to the next thing.
Using Parthenon gave me all the basics, user, emails, payments, team, etc. So in my little proof of I did it video I am not going to prove it does that just that it validates a JSON payload and has logs of requests and logs the successful requests separately.
- Day 1 – 5 hours
- Day 2 – 3 hours
- Day 3 – 2 hours
- Day 4 – 1 hour
- Day 5 – 1 hour
- Day 6 – 0 Hours
- Day 7 – 4 hours
- Day 8 – 0.75 hours
- Day 9 – 2 hours
- Day 10 – 1 hour
- Day 11 – 0 hours
- Day 12 – 0 hours
- Day 13 – 1 hour
- Day 14 – 2 hours
You can go through the history of this blog to see each day what I did. The last two days were just adding the success logging which is was pretty easy.
Video Prove There is something working
I didn’t want to just post I did it without any proof. The video isn’t really amazing and could be in way more depth to show all the stuff but considering I just wanted this over with hopefully you’ll understand why I did the bare minimum.
So now there is proof I did it. Honestly, I’m just going to forget about this project. It was cool to build but I can’t force myself to even want to work on it anymore. So it’s probably not a good idea to continue with it. The MVP was enough to give me validated learning that I don’t want to do that. Not the outcome I wanted or hoped for but here we are.
To add some more revenue streams I’m shameless going to add these links.
You can get Penji who is doing the design work at penji.co with the code MMEVVQG79502433 for 15% off the first month
And you can get Parthenon which I’m using as a SaaS Starter kit at here with a 25% code twoweeksaas.