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Oh Dear (PHP Gent)

Oh Dear (PHP Gent)

Freek Van der Herten

November 20, 2018

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  1. A tour behind the scenes of Oh Dear!

  2. How to start and grow your side project

  3. Freek Van der Herten Partner & developer at Spatie @freekmurze

    Blogging at https://murze.be
 Side project: https://ohdear.app About me
  4. About this talk This is not a sales talk Product

    demo Why & how Code dive Q&A
  5. Oh Dear! Website monitoring SaaS https://ohdear.app Checks uptime, SSL certificates,

    mixed content, broken links Heavily customized Laravel Spark application Sideproject by Mattias Geniar and me What?
  6. Oh Dear! What?

  7. Oh Dear! Launched February 2018 More than 120 million checks

    performed ± 200 paying customers ± 1 500 EUR monthly revenue What?
  8. Product demo

  9. Why and how

  10. Oh Dear! Other tools either: • do too much •

    confusing • ugly • expensive Why?
  11. Oh Dear! Oh Dear! aims to be • beautiful, easy

    to use • no feature bloat • built with companies like Spatie in mind • easy price structure Pro-tip: build something for yourself Why?
  12. Oh Dear! • No planning • No budget • No

    roadmap • No client Why?
  13. Oh Dear! Competitors There are a lot of competitors out

    there Doesn't really matter Finding your audience Pro-tip: focus on what your audience finds important
  14. Oh Dear! Already had a lot of things in the

    open source space First meetings in August of 2017 Started building September 2017 Pro-tip: start a mailing list Process
  15. Oh Dear! First working version late November 2017 Tested with

    sites belonging to Spatie & Nucleus customers Invited some close friends Launched in beta February 2018 About 10% - 15% conversion from our mailing list Pro-tip: don't be afraid to launch Launch
  16. Oh Dear! Dividing the workload Mattias: SSL knowledge + customer

    support Freek: coding Laravel Spark took care of the boring stuff Design: outsourced to Spatie Pro-tip: team up with someone Process
  17. Oh Dear! Mailing list Discount codes Code snippets on Twitter

    Doing talks Blogging Pro-tip: provide value in your marketing Marketing
  18. Oh Dear! Marketing

  19. Oh Dear! Marketing

  20. Oh Dear! Main web server at Nucleus Uptime sattelites: DO

    and Vultr servers Sentry Gmail GitLab Pro-tip: use services you know and love Services used
  21. Code Dive

  22. Documentation https://ohdear.app/docs

  23. PHP SDK https://github.com/ohdearapp/ohdear-php-sdk

  24. Laravel webhooks integration https://github.com/ohdearapp/laravel-ohdear-webhooks

  25. Laravel Nova Tool https://github.com/ohdearapp/nova-ohdear-tool

  26. Future plans No new checks Bring documentation to the next

    level Crawlers running on satellite servers
  27. Try it out! Free trial for 10 days https://ohdear.app/register

  28. https://speakerdeck.com/freekmurze/ohdear-php-gent https://twitter.com/i/moments/949273295635079168 https://ohdear.app @freekmurze Thank you

  29. Q&A