About a year ago I started creating work flows for Shipping Applications.
Build around standard structures and page components, driven by Automation and Artificial Intelligence. This will consolidate the first version of the website into a manifesto on development standards.
Big Things Start Small
The focus of A-OS is on solo developers and small teams that are bootstrapping a digital product or service. While there is no one recipe that fits for every business model A-OS provides content empty structures to speed up development and reach a MVP that encompasses a modern development stack manageable for individuals.
Since the scope of a project depends on a unique idea making sure that building page components that are modular and reusable ensures the longevity of A-OS. This also creates the benefit that other upstream projects also can reap the rewards of better implementations as building blocks mature.
Setting new benchmarks based on insights from previous projects helped identifying the two most crucial project failures.
- Time Management and Technical Debt
- Financial Overhead
A solo founder or small team only has a fixed amount of time available to work on bringing an idea to life, focusing on developing the unique project features is not only crucial for adoption but also keeps motivation by not wasting time on general infrastructure.
To address technical debt with the words of Ward Cunningham who is credited for coining the phrase and describes on how to factor this into a project.
A little debt speeds development so long as it is paid back promptly with a rewrite. Objects make the cost of this transaction tolerable. The danger occurs when the debt is not repaid. Every minute spent on not-quite-right code counts as interest on that debt. Entire engineering organizations can be brought to a stand-still under the debt load of an unconsolidated implementation, object-oriented or otherwise
I’m never in favor of writing code poorly, but I am in favor of writing code to reflect your current understanding of a problem, even if that understanding is partial
Zero Cost Development
Although most projects should focus on reaching a point of revenue as long as there is a financial burden associated with the operational cost this financial stake will have to be absorbed by the developer. By maintaining a zero cost development incentive a project technically could remain hosted forever mimicking elements of a decentralized application.
The zero sum cost model only has recently been achievable by relying on big tech companies and the ever decreasing price in hosting costs. The only remaining cost to a project in the current state of development are but will be reduced as far as possible
1. First define in what phase the project is current situated in.
1.1🦄 Concept Phase
Standardized Validation: Exploring the feasibility of building a product or service based on the idea with concept validation, MVP roadmap design and Domain brand hunting.
1.2🚀 Development Phase
JAM Stack DevOps: Build on top of NodeJS and utilizing a static JAM stack DevOps made up of Nuxt, Tailwind and Github merged with a flexible stack for fast MVP deployment.
Centralized Distribution: Automated social media distribution fueled by Artificial Intelligent content creation and monitored with GDPR complacent user analytics.
2. Financial and project management
🤑 Zero Cost Development
These are our current prices for a hosted project, a minimal project includes a domain name and the enterprise project includes, domain name and a modern backend.
Minimal Project 0$ Yearly Price
Website Project 9$ Yearly Price
App MVP 10$ Yearly Price
Enterprise Project 20$ Price per Month
3. The Build stack
🍓 The Jamstack
Jamstack is an architecture designed to make the web faster, more secure, and easier to scale. The core principles of pre-rendering, and decoupling, enable sites and applications to be delivered with greater confidence and resilience than ever before.
Responsive web design (RWD) provided by tailwind in our development stack is a web development approach that creates dynamic changes to the appearance of a website, depending on the screen size and orientation of the device being used to view it.
Lightning Fast Pages
Having a defined and targeted Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy is without a doubt a critical factor in driving traffic to your site. However, for a fully optimized marketing strategy, it is vital that SEO is also integrated with other offline and online channels, across the customer life cycle.
Content marketing depends on building trust and to do that, you have to “speak your customers’ language,” using the same words they use to talk about their needs and experiences. And at the risk of sounding obvious, that starts with actually speaking their language.
Light & Dark Mode
Dark mode apps can prolong the battery life of your smartphone. Google has confirmed that using dark mode on OLED screens has been a huge help for battery life. For example, at 50% brightness, the Dark Mode interface in standard applications saves about 15% screen energy compared to a flat white background.
4. Clone, Customize, Ship
Everything you need All-in-one platform
Structures provide a reusable framework for all page components the following structures are completed or in active development:
Website, Demo Application, Full Application, Blog / News, Documentation
5.🧟 The Frankenstack
Application Partners are chosen based on their alignment with the Zero Cost Development benchmark. Partners who don’t align with this benchmark will be phased out by inhouse products or replaced by other applications that do align with a single lifetime price model.
Current partners are:
Collect submissions and trigger webhooks, emails, and other actions. Perfect for JAMStack, static, and API-driven websites.
Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.
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