How do I launch my webapp?
February 9, 2011 4:39 PM Subscribe
How to launch a webapp that derives its value from a community when it has no community?
posted by tempythethird to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm nearing release on a webapp I've been working on for a while. It has a community aspect, though the app is more than just a community.
When it has a community the app will be easier to disseminate and will be more clearly valuable, but I can't pull a community out of my hat. This is a chicken and egg scenario that I'm sure has been overcome many times, but to the best of my knowledge, no one who's managed the trick is talking about it. How does one launch these kinds of apps? How did flickr get started?
And of course I will share it on mefi projects when its ready, but I'd like to have at least a few strategies beyond that.