The Chicken or the Egg?

In discussing the MVP (Minimal Viable Product), Rommel and I realized it was still too much. We want to release Fiber Club as quickly as possible and in order to do so, we have to hyper-focus on one user persona and their needs. What is a user persona? A user…

Subscriptions, Ads, and Differentiators

Choosing your revenue stream(s) determines what kind of business you want to run. There are a myriad of ways to potentially earn money but success comes from implementing the right tools and business model for your company. For Fiber Club, Rommel and I have decided to pursue an optional…

Pattern Sales Model

When I asked Rommel if he would help me build a new fiber platform I assumed that pattern sales would generate enough money to keep us afloat. And even if it didn't, I wasn't concerned about the consequences too much at the time. He asked me to create a business…

New Year, Same Fiber Club

We were hoping to release the first version of Fiber Club by the end of March 2021 to accommodate for Ravelry getting rid of the "classic" version of their website. However, looking at the list of things we need to accomplish before release and counting down the days before March…

Alpha Testing and Spam

The testing process went relatively smoothly which was a relief. We got off to a bit of a rocky start because we didn't expect a delay from the Android Play Store. A side effect of COVID-19 was that the approval process for the Android Play Store took much longer than…

Alpha Testing + Who is Missing?

Our top priority lately has been getting everything ready for our first round of testing. We are planning on reaching out to a handful of testers this coming week and scheduling observational interviews before the end of the month. We hope to accomplish a few things with these tests: How…

Teri's Thoughts

I asked Teri to create something I could share with you on her creative process and she came up with the below. I hope you enjoy this special edition update! Written words exploring the questions, "What is diversity? What does it look like?"My philosophy of design is always, the…

Updates on Updates

I was curious to see how often people want Fiber Club updates so I posted a couple of polls on Instagram and it seems the preferred amount of communication is shorter & more frequent. To accommodate this, I will start posting updates every other week. Along with the blog, email,…