This is the sixth part of a 7 day series titled “7 things to learn from our app startup”. You can view the earlier parts here
Key Point: Good is Good Enough.
“Perfect”. What sometimes seems like a mythical term that indicates when something has all the required or desirable elements. The hardest part about “perfection” is you may never reach it – and if you do, will you even know you have? With Cyphr our goal was to make the best possible product that was fully functional in the quickest amount of time as humanly possible. Our version 1.0 didn’t have every single feature, function, or design element that we originally dreamed up. But guess what? People still loved it. When you’re a startup you have to make tough decisions on the difference between elements you need for launch, and elements you want for launch. Is that animation that takes an extra week to design and code really worth it for version 1.0? Maybe, but maybe not. We learned it’s better to get the app out there, test it, receive feedback, fix or improve it, and do it again. Listen to your audience. If you’re missing something that is vital, they will tell you! As Mark Zuckerberg once said, “Move Fast and Break Things!”. Don’t wait until your app is “perfect”, but instead release it as soon as it’s good enough, get feedback, and move forward!
Comment below and let us know what you took away from today’s message. Stay tuned for Part 7 of our series tomorrow!