Hi, I'm Ben 🤙
Full-stack developer and founder of Playgroup. For various reasons I started taking the work on my side-projects a tad more serious in 2019 and after some left turns landed on Playgroup.
Why forum software?
While forums have been around since the beginning of the internet, they have also greatly contributed to my 'career', as I'm mostly self-taught and onilne communities certainly played a big role in this. I don't hate any of the current solutions out there, quite the opposite, I think most are really robust solutions and depening on your needs maybe even better suited for your communtiy. However I think there is room for improvement when it comes to some concepts of classic message boards and the space hasn't been innovating much over the past 5+ years.
So how's Playgroup doing?
As of July 2020 Playgroup is profitable 🤘
At this point it has been in development for 4 months and the overall time spent on it was about 9 months. The business is completely bootstrapped and expenses are pretty low at this point.
If you're interested in the whole story behind Playgroup: I talk about the journey and updates almost every week on the Product Journey podcast.