May 27, 2020
After a week of trying to order a watering can for my patio herbs from IKEA, by the time I was going to give up, an idea crossed my mind—what about writing some code to get my order through? It was intimidating because I haven't been coding for years, besides the fact that I was just a self-taught developer in the first place. Luckily, my wife supported me, and I decided to do it.
On the first day of coding, I spotted a slot and got my order placed, but I didn't want to stop. This is fun! And I want more! Why not make a website to help others like me? Surprisingly, the more I write, the easier it gets, as if the passion for creating beautiful apps has never left me.
Three days ago, the first public version of the website went online. I posted a link on Reddit in the hope of attracting ideally dozens of users. However, things went well beyond what I expected. So far, ten thousand people have visited my website, doubling every day. People from Canada asked for support. Developers offered free server and code contributions. And most importantly, people are finally getting the desk for their daughter, patio set for their birthday, and crib for their baby. I feel so honored to be part of this.
I'd like to continue my website free of charge without ads, develop text notification and other features in the future. Please support me! For you guys who already bought me coffees/formula, thank you!