I'm getting to that point with ReadCast where it's starting to be pretty stable and the features are pretty much what I wanted them to be when I initially started.
This is leading me to think about starting another side project. The only thing is: I want to do it for real this time.
Before I put my time and effort into creating a project, I want to know for sure that it's something developers (my chosen audience) will use. Rather than spending lots of time on a product only to launch it and find out no one ever needed it and that I had wasted my time.
I've actually tried to keep a list in Todoist every time I came up with a possible business idea, these are a few of the things I came up with.
- App that provides consistency for open-source repositories created by an organisation - keeping
.gitignoreetc the same style and in sync
- Clean live chats for small and medium Saas companies
- Single app for messaging with others
I tried making a few of them and a few of them I just decided would just be too complicated or is just not technically possible (the last one).
I think what I'm going to do over the next few days is study a few different developers I know and find their pain points of doing everyday work and see if there's a common issue in there that could be solved by a software product.
If I remember correctly, that's what Justin Jackson said to do in one of his Laracon talks.