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Launching Preview SMS

May 13, 2024
  • Preview SMS
  • React
  • Product Design

After months spent designing, redesigning, refining, scrolling Stackoverflow, making failed API calls, encountering build errors, and code rewrites later, I’m finally launching Preview SMS...

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The Preview SMS Stack

March 20, 2024
  • Preview SMS
  • React
  • Product Design

If you want to build software in a reasonable timeframe, you're likely going to need third-party services. Here are the technologies, services, and applications that I used to create Preview SMS...

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Just Tell Me When It's Live

January 14, 2024
  • Preview SMS
  • Marketing

I’ve seen too many products tease great animations, logos, “coming soon” landing pages, waiting lists, micro-interactions, etc. only to be either shut down before launch, delayed years, or altogether vanish without explanation. I hate this feeling...

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Most MVP’s Aren’t Enough

December 11, 2023
  • Preview SMS
  • Product Design

When I started creating Preview SMS, I imagined a quite small feature list and just enough functionality to prove that this concept is worth exploring. This was the initial to-do list...

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I'm Going To Build an App

November 8, 2023
  • Preview SMS
  • React
  • Product Design

As 2023 winds down, there is nearly constant discussion around AI changing our world. But my interest currently is in a technology that's decades old...