Since the last roadmap post, the following has happened:
- Added a couple more tax jurisdictions
- Released a MVP / version 1.0.0
- Published a web edition
- Changed name from GigoBooks to Gig’o’Books
- Re-done the website
It could be said that the first development cycle has finished and we are now in ‘iterate rapidly’ mode.
I’ve changed/updated/re-done this website. I reckon the new one looks better than the old one and is much more suited.
I’m also changing the name from
The process of writing Why I started GigoBooks made me think more about the market niche and positioning for GigoBooks. Previously (even though I was creating something that I could use) I only had some vague idea that it would be for ‘solopreneurs and other micro-businesses’.
But now, thanks to (the thinking triggered by) blogging, I have a much clearer idea. Here it is:
Most of the functionality needed for a GigoBooks MVP (minimum viable product) is done. There are just a few ‘big’ things left. Here is the list of features for the immediate/short-term future:
‘Soon’ (July/Aug 2020)
- Financial reports (profit and loss, balance sheet)
- Print/export invoices to PDF
- Cross-platform testing and fixes
This software is commercially motivated. In other words, the hope is that it will become first: financially self-sustainable, and then second: profitable.
It started out as a side project during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. I wrote it because it was something I could use. However, it soon grew into something quite substantial and I wondered whether there might be a market for it. In other words, would other people want to use it, but also, be willing to pay money for it? Because if so, then I could continue working on it and turn it into something (hopefully) great. Only one way to find out.
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