Raman Ksaitor @ksaitor Started @CryptoJobsList when I was looking for a dev job in cryptoโ€ฆ now helping 10k+ people get one too! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Serial maker. Jan. 25, 2019 2 min read

Building a new app:

๐Ÿ”ฅ Tinder Photo A/B Testing

1. Upload your 2 photos
2. Community votes
3. You know which photo is better

Please give your feedback:  https://facerank.app 

Will share progress in this thread ๐Ÿ‘‡

This is a new project & challenge for me:

From $0 to $3k in 3 months

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Building a new app
๐Ÿ˜ข Solving my own problems
๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ Not crypto related [sorry!]

๐Ÿค” Context:

My long-distance relationship came to an end last month ๐Ÿ˜ฟ
So Iโ€™m back on Tinder. ๐Ÿ˜บ

On Tinder, your 1st picture is the most important thing in your profile!

If you have a bad picture:
- Not only youโ€™ll be SWIPED LEFT
- but your Tinder ELO score will also drop and youโ€™ll be shown to even fewer people!
- Profiles that you'll see will also be not as ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ hot.

๐Ÿ˜ฟ Problem:

Both guys and girls often choose a pretty bad picture of themselves.
They think their pic is great, but itโ€™s not.

Example: you canโ€™t see the face / sunglasses on / frowning face / no smile / other people in the picture, etcโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Solution:

1. You upload your 2 photos you want to A/B test.
2. Other people vote. In the meantime you also vote and earn points.
3. Once your poll results are ready, you user earned points to unlock the result.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Goals:

- Solve my own problem. Optimise Tinder the same way I optimise SEO ๐Ÿค“
- Build simple product and set it on autopilot.
- Set up consistent traffic channels | Influencers, content, backlinks, etc.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Goals (Part 2):

- If no one needs it, I'll ruthlessly kill it in 3 months or sooner
- Keep it simple stupid: fewer features = less bugs = less time wasted
- Charge $10-20 for A/B test results and maybe other premium features

โš ๏ธ WARNING โš ๏ธ

There are still ton of bugs in the app.

When you see a bug โ€” just Tweet them here or DM me or email: [email protected]

Thank you! ๐Ÿ™

Week 3 progress update:
Added ๐Ÿ’ฌ comments

Launched on @ProductHunt @newsycombinator and @reddit

Based on user feedback, I'm adding gender settings to ๐Ÿง”ย Facerank.

But it's 2019 and gender is not as simple as Male and Female anymore:
- Facebook has 71 gender options
- Tinder has 37 gender options

Q: How many people in Bay Area will be offended if I have only 3 options?

๐Ÿง” Facerank numbers after Reddit, Product Hunt and Hacker News launch:

๐Ÿ˜ƒ 187 - Users signed up
๐Ÿ“ธ 498 - Photos uploaded
๐Ÿ‘ 39044 - Votes on photos
๐Ÿ”“ 192 - Result unlocks
๐Ÿ’ฌ 52 - Total Photo comments
๐Ÿ’ฐ $0 - Revenue

๐Ÿ“ข 122 - feedback comments from Reddit+PH+HN+email

Numbers after Product Hunt (Feb 20th) but before Reddit (Feb 21st):

๐Ÿ˜ƒ 76 - Users signed up
๐Ÿ“ธ 164 - Photos uploaded
๐Ÿ‘ 13720 - Votes on photos
๐Ÿ”“ 54 - Result unlocks
๐Ÿ’ฌ 32 - Total Photo comments

Reddit (r/Tinder) drove more traffic and engagement than PH + HN combined

๐Ÿง” Facerank numbers & updates after 6 months:

๐Ÿ˜ƒ 313 - Users signed up
๐Ÿ“ธ 924 - Photos uploaded
๐Ÿ‘ 52996 - Votes on photos
๐Ÿ”“ 319 - Result unlocks
๐Ÿ’ฌ 76 - Total Photo comments
๐Ÿ’ฐ $0 - Revenue

๐Ÿ•‘ 0 hours - I spent in the past 3 months on this project. Should I get back to it?

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