Category: Startups

  • Reddit can’t build a better search engine

    Every week or twice a week, you will come across a post on HackerNews that Google is dying or Google is awful. There are some valid points to some of their arguments. However, I don’t see Google going anywhere anytime soon. Yesterday, I came across a post titled, ‘Google search is Dying‘ and the argument […]

  • Trying to be a project manager

    I have always been a solo developer, trying to create something for fun, for myself, trying to get something off the ground, whatever programming I do I did it by myself. Recently I got involved with the COVID-19 HIMS program as a volunteer to contribute to the open source program. The COVID-19 HIMS will be […]

  • Clones are good

    Replit was a service that I was using as a tool where my colleagues were able to run some code snippets online to learn some concepts which I wanted to teach. However, yesterday’s fiasco made me immediately delete my Replit account. If you don’t know what happened, in a summery, the CEO of Replit basically […]

  • Your ego can kill your idea before anything else

    You’re a creator, you have been working on your idea for few months. The MVP is ready, it’s time to launch your product. You tell about it on ProductHunt, HackerNews, Reddit, Facebook etc. Not everyone who sees your product on these platforms are going to be your users. Some may be creators just like you, […]

  • First launch review – YaluKids

    I wanted to write something like this for a while, to look at a launch and dissect it and do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). Recently I saw a launch of a new service, a social network designed for kids. It was shared by the developer in one Facebook group which I’m […]

  • How Uber lost to PickMe in Sri Lanka

    Uber is one of the leaders in ride-sharing in the US and in Europe. However, they are having troubles in expanding to Asian continent. For example Ubers expansion to China failed, and Uber in China was acquired by DiDi. In Sri Lanka the monopoly in ride-sharing is held by PickMe, with Uber at the second […]

  • Always try to be a monopoly

    Roughly three years ago we started TreeTalks, it was a very simple idea, we deliver cacti, succulents and indoor plants to people who ordered them online. Our main target group was people and companies who wanted to have a cacti, or an indoor plants. People who are working in offices loved to have an indoor […]