Hi, I'm Aron! Launched my first product and looking for inspiration and feedback from fellow builders.

What are you working on these days?

I launched GistReader in April. It's an AI-enhanced RSS reader that uses AI to automatically summarize your content. In addition to that, it can automatically create personalised podcasts based on your feeds. This is the first product I've built and actually shipped so I'm pretty excited (and nervous šŸ˜…) about it.

I do not have a large audience, but despite that the product now has ~ 300 users (although these are pretty much all "free" users).

What can the WIP community help you with right now?

Any feedback is appreciated! Even if you don't care about the product itself, feel free to share your honest feedback with me. I built this product to scratch my own itch, but now that it is out there, I want to focus on building features that people actually want.

Biggest challenges right now:

  • šŸ¤– Product: getting proper feedback so that I know what to build next
  • šŸ› ļø Technical: develop an approach to cluster content in topics so that I can use it to automatically create podcasts instead of manually adding articles to a playlist
  • šŸ™ā€ā™‚ļø Personal: not getting too discouraged if things don't go as planned

What can you help others with?

I have lots of experience as a software engineer. Primarily working with Laravel, Tailwind and React right now, but those are only the tools. Spent quite a lot of time working for agencies, green tech, and now as a freelancer.

I'd be happy to answer any questions or help out if my expertise is somehow useful to you.

Something else you want to share?

My dream (as a builder, at least) is to make a decent living out of the products that I am building and detach myself from the hourly-billing construct that is freelancing. Shipping GistReader seems to have awakened something in me and I am looking forward to building more products in public.Ā 

Feel free to follow along, or share your feedback and advice! šŸ™