₹ 500 Validation

How to validate if your micro-SaaS App is launch-able?

Perform what I call the “500 ₹” Validation!

500 ₹ = $7.99.

Ask yourself this, “Will I willingly pay 7.99$ every month to continue using this app?”

If yes, great. Work further to launch the App.
If not, cool! You are far from the version 1.0 launch. Go, fix it in the next sprint.

No matter how small your App is, before launching it, you need to take care of a million different things: usability, functionality, competitiveness, cost to value ratio, relevance to the TG’s needs …

When an app idea pops out from the Engineering R&D team’s desk, it often lacks the obvious bells & whistles necessary to be a launch-able version.

And many App Developers push the functional apps that are difficult to use to the App Stores.

Usability is underrated. Lousy usability is an “exit trigger.” Don’t give your users a chance to stop using your App.

Every technical team needs a role that owns and eliminates the exit triggers.

This role acts as a Thought Leader and questions as many assumptions as they can.

Many different professionals can play this role: Product Owner, Developer, QA, Analyst … Product Manager, Director of Marketing, to name a few.

Who plays this role matters less. The role is played deliberately … that matters more.

For every professional, regardless of experience or expertise, this role is a way to grow their career.

Because this role is never assigned, it is assumed. It is a leadership role.

When this role is assumed, there are fewer chances for the users to stop using your App.

In SaaS, look for exit triggers. And work to eliminate them.

Because otherwise, the users will eliminate your App!


Sun n’ Ice – a Photo Story



Frozen at the mountaintop.

Searching for her lost love … known as the Sun!

The ice knew that when they will mate, she will lose her whole identity.

When they will mate, she will no longer remain Ice. She will get a new form. A form recognized as Water.

A form that will be fluid, unlike its present form recognized as ice, which is little rigid, little frozen …

The ice knew all of these, yet, her wait for the Sun gets more and more intense.

Will the Sun show up?

No one knows. Not even Ice.

Does even the Sun know about Ice’s love for him?

Perhaps. Perhaps not.

But does it matter to anyone except Ice?

Does it even matter to the Sun?

Perhaps. Perhaps not.

But regardless, at the very moment of capture, the Ice was giving a pose to my camera hoping that she will somehow communicate about her wait to the Sun.

But my camera did not even know how to communicate about the Ice’s wait to the Sun.

“I’m so Sorry,” I heard my camera whispering in the ears of the Ice. “I don’t know but I will tell the hands holding me to write about your wait in a language Sun might understand …”

But seems the Sun found it out intuitively and started sending some of its rays for the ice …

Is it, Sun?