Background: I used to work for a software consulting firm. For obvious reasons, one thing that was critical to both our company and our customers was keeping track of the time spent on specific tasks. The trouble was it was a huge pain to enter them into our project management system. People therefore resorted to writing things down on paper, and entering their hours at a later point. As you can imagine that lead to other problems (people losing their sheets in the middle of the day, forgetting to write things down, forgetting to enter time sheets, etc.). We had the idea that if keeping track of time were easier, we would do it more and that would alleviate most of the pain.
It turned out to be an interesting side-project, so I started hacking on a web application that would make time tracking dead simple and easy. I'm close to a viable version 1 (something that would have solved my initial problems) that has almost no features - I've made it a point to invest as little as possible so far.
Problem: While in its current form, it is borderline silly, I'm curious whether this app would be useful to others as well. I want to take a conservative route of:
- Figuring out who my customers might be, reaching out to them, getting them to use the app, and
- Use this information to turn my side-project into a business if the opportunity is there.
I'd like to get advice on how to do number 1.
If you're curious, the current version is deployed here. It's free, but you will need a Google account to log in. Also, please bear with the design - like I said, I have not invested anything I did not have to.