Nothing survives the first contact with users

This weekend I spent fourteen hours building an app. I even got it released to the App Store. Proudly, I handed over the phone to my partner saying:

Look what I made! Will this help you study Swedish?

The response was a brutal:

It’s cute but.. no

This reminded me once more that:

  1. No plan survives first contact with customers
  2. This is completely fine

Failing fast is a household phrase these days but I wonder how often we apply it. Even with my fourteen-hour project I couldn’t help but feel a sting of failure as my output was shot down.

But it is true, failing fast is good, and I got really good feedback out of it.

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Active reader, developer, manager, entrepreneur & sporadic writer here and at https://greycastle.se. Currently working at https://styler.link.

Active reader, developer, manager, entrepreneur & sporadic writer here and at https://greycastle.se. Currently working at https://styler.link.