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8 Web App Ideas You'll Want To Steal (2024)

Do you ever feel like the hardest part of building a web application is thinking of the idea? You’re not alone. Coming up with web app ideas consumes a lot of time. Finding an idea which solves a problem, is possible to build, and won’t take millions of dollars is really difficult. We get it. Which is why we spent 3 weeks researching viable ideas to help you build a successful web app.

Joe Johnston

May 25, 2019

5 Good Habits For Success In 2019

I’m the cofounder of Budibase - a super speedy web app builder for makers. Over the last 15 years working on small to large (£15m+) projects, I’ve often considered what is success, and what are the good habits for success in 2019. I’ve poured my thoughts on to this page to help others in a similar position, develop successful habits. I hope you enjoy it. Photo by Drew Beamer Success is personal.

Joe Johnston

Apr 3, 2019

Progressive Web Apps Can Now Be Shipped Via The Play Store

With Chrome 72, you can now publish your PWA in the Play Store and from the browser. Chrome 72 was shipped in November 2018 and included Tursted Web Activity (TWA) which allows you to open Chrome in standalone mode thanks to your native Android package. The primary advantages over your normal PWA installation are: Home screen widget Offer a wear OS companion app Background services can access native features Native screens mixed with PWA content

Joe Johnston

Feb 1, 2019

Budibase Core. A Serverless Database Engine, for fast SaaS development.

At Budibase, we are building a platform for accelerated development and easy management of SaaS businesses. We are beginning at the very bottom of the stack, by inventing a database engine specifically for this purpose. This post will attempt to give a good overview of what we are trying to achieve. I will get into detail in later posts. What we need from a database A key requirement of Budibase is the ability to reduce repetition.

Michael Shanks

Jan 24, 2019

6 Micro SaaS Ideas You'll Want To Steal in 2024

I’m often thinking of Micro SaaS ideas for my next project but most of the time they are either rubbish or I don’t have the capacity to pursue them. Instead of throwing all the good ideas away, I’ve decided to share them with you - how thoughtful, right 😄. This post is not a simple static list; created, posted, and forgotten about. I will revisit and update this list on a monthly basis, delivering you super-fresh ideas to feed your entrepreneurial hunger.

Joe Johnston

Jan 23, 2019

The 3 components of co-founder validation

When someone whom you respect, approaches you with a business proposal, you listen. When their idea passes your gut validation, you get excited. When their vision of how a business should operate aligns with your vision, you fall in love with the product instantly. Your future brightens 💥 Respect, idea validation, shared vision. The 3 components of cofounder validation. Respect can be earned, but best when it’s natural. Natural respect is only possible through previous encounters.

Joe Johnston

Dec 10, 2018

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