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Who here is competing with big guys?

I write every week about a lot of Micro SaaS Ideas for devs and marketers looking for profitable Micro SaaS Ideas and analyze various new comers.

My App Flezr - NoCode Website Builder is taking on Webflow, Wordpress, Softr

Below are a few new comers taking on big guys.

Microns competing with MicroAcquire
Superblog competing with Wordpress/Webflow.
Potion competing with Super

Anyone else competing with big guys?

Tell me your product and who your biggest competitor is.

What are you doing to craft your own lane?

  1. 1

    We're a bootstrapped DeFi dashboard competing with the likes of Zerion and Zapper. It's hard out here but we're going to make it happen. Can't do everything, just trying to focus on the problems we can solve that competitors aren't prioritizing right now.

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    Depending on how you look at it, Indie Hackers is competing with:

    • Hacker News
    • reddit
    • Twitter
    1. 12

      And Product Hunt, which has 40+ employees

      1. 4

        Since you brought the topic, just a quick question around PH.
        Why is IH not building something like PH where users can post launches? It don't need to be super big but may be at a small scale.

        May be its on cards in your pipeline but just wanted to check.

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          Three reasons:

          1. We have a very small team that's focused on other things at the moment. Can't do everything.
          2. Product Hunt already does that well. I don't see much value in creating a secondary inferior version of their main value prop.
          3. Real estate. Where would we put this, exactly, that would give it a shot at meaningful success? I like having the forum as the main attraction to the site and wouldn't want to replace that with launches. But if we put launches somewhere else, they won't get enough attention to generate the traffic necessary to make it a worthwhile place to launch. It kind of has to be the #1 thing you do.
          1. 3

            Hear! Hear! The forum hosts launches all the time, but is so much more. I love the focus of this site and the community that's built up around it is great.

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          Fwiw, for those of us building b2b (with non dev customers), we'd get little value out of a product hunt like feature.

          Too many on this forum assume that everyone here is making products for other developers and/or saas operators.

      2. 1

        Yeah, I thought this would be the #1 competitor, tbh was surprised it wasn't listed.

      3. 1

        @csallen How many employees are in Indiehackers Team?

    2. 2

      Indie Hackers is unique in its form.

      It is more friendly than HN and Reddit.

      More informative than PH.

      Twitter is just different.

      1. 1

        I agree. Just joined but it's like Reddit minus the nonsense and distractions lol

    3. 2

      Never though of this way because most people consider IH as one of the big guys. But yes, its relative based on what you compare to.

  3. 7

    Notion and Confluence!

    We had a large competitor when we started, but then an even larger one emerged afterwards, so we've had some experience with this ;). Around ten years ago we launched a wiki/intranet tool for small companies (https://papyrs.com). Lots of the software at the time was either very slow, clunky or enterprisey/complicated.

    The large competitor at the time was Confluence, and to a smaller extend SharePoint.

    We launched with a nice drag&drop editor with blocks you could drag on a page to create wiki docs, forms/dbs, and so on.

    If that sounds familiar, then you might have heard of a company which launched afterwards, called Notion ;).

    We're a small indie shop though, and for us it's still a great market, because we focus more on companies than consumers.

    The important part is to stay focused on your own vision and don't mind the competition too much. We're in the same space but our product is different from the competition with a different focus, and we just build what we think and know our customers love. The internet is a big place, and even with large competitors who will out-marketing or out-spend you, there will always be plenty of people you can find who will prefer your approach!

    1. 5

      Spot on. The market is so big to absorb many tools in same niche.

      By the way - your headline "The easiest way to create an online intranet for your company​" is too good and perfect. In less than 2 seconds, anyone could understand what the site is about.

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        Thanks, good to hear!

  4. 6

    I run RanchWork.com and I compete with:
    -Indeed
    -SimplyHired
    -ZipRecruiter
    -Monster

    I've been able to carve out a niche by keeping my product simple, lowering my overhead costs, providing listing options at reasonable rates (Paid options start at $55), supporting the Ranching industry by advertising in their trade magazine & local state associations, and - honestly - just being consistent in posting jobs 6-7 days a week. The 'keep it simple, stupid' framework, essentially.

    1. 3

      Love how you're unbundling the hiring market with curation and quality!

      1. 1

        appreciate that, Chris..

  5. 5

    We're working on SimpleTour, a tool that lets you build interactive product walkthroughs right on your site.

    From the start, our goal was to offer a similar product at a cheaper price. Such that, no matter what size of operation you're running, you'll have an onboarding tool that gives you back your time to focus on developing your project.

    Big Boy Competition:

    • WhatFix
    • WalkMe
    • Appcues
    1. 1

      I use usetiful.com for this. would be interested to try your product. When are you launching?

      1. 1

        Hey @Primer, we're in public beta. Feel free to give it a try. Would love to hear your feedback!

    2. 1

      How are you planning to compete with these big boys?

      Also, what do you think about how can you get your early customers?

      1. 1

        @liveashish There seems to be a void in the market for smaller IH style organizations. We're offering a similar, simpler, and more affordable tool.

        We're attempting to land early customers through cold email, spreading the word on IH and other communities, and eventually launching on ProductHunt.

    3. 1

      Building a startup solely based in price is a risky game because that will bring customers who will eventually churn. But I am sure the market is big for something like this to absorb more tools even at normal price.

  6. 5

    im working on a ticketing service for events called https://einladung.app
    Propably competing with:

    • regular cash payments
    • paypal moneypool
    • big providers like eventbrite etc
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      Kudos for the cool name. (But I am German. Wonder how it reasons with non-Germans).

      1. 2

        Think it’s safe and pronounceable as long as it is something complicated like Eichhörnchen app 😜. Native market language has it charms as well.

        1. 1

          i plan to mostly support germany in the early stages to see how it goes. i also secured https://invitely.app for potential global support. but interesting approach with the native language marketing thing. "einladung" might work on international markets. time will tell.

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            Naa "einladung" is way coooler than invitely :)

            1. 1

              i'll keep it in mind, thanks :)

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                I would recommend to focus extremely on your niche. Einladung is way more telling than just another anonymous app name.

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                  what do you think my niche could be? events and tickets are extremely broad. i dont think i can compete with big concerts, musicals etc. i guess im gonna concetrate more on small/medium sized gatherings like straßenfeste, flomärkte, wg parties etc. finding customers is for sure my biggest task right after release in about a few weeks. i really dont know who my customers could be and how to find them and then market to them.

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                    Hmm, sounds like you started backwards creating a product and then look for an audience, problem and solution. You need to meet your audience with an open mind and listen to their problems.

                    Defining a niche is about setting boundaries until you have a "clearly" defined audience. Niche should be big enough to have economic opportunities and small enough to not be crowed by competitors.

                    A good book on this is "Zero to Sold".

    2. 1

      i just saw paypal no longer supports the moneypool feature. yay i guess 🎉

  7. 5

    We're offering a fairly unique USP but in theory Songbox is competing with

    • Soundcloud
    • DropBox
    • WeTransfer
    • Email
    1. 1

      Yeah, have been following your journey and see you consistently building Songbox.
      I remember last time you were participating in some local government competition or so and Songbox was apparently in final list (couldn't recollect exactly or may be its not even Songbox). What happened after that?

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        Yeah it was National government. Biggest business funding competition in the uk.

        We made it to the finals and got to go to the awards show but we didn’t win. The big prize went to a whisky company… surprise surprise…

        Anyway it is pretty prestigious to be a finalist and that aside we have a very big 2022 planned.

    2. 1

      Looks awesome idea. If you are active on Twitter, then I would like to add you in my "indie hackers" List. :)

  8. 5

    With https://www.daito.io/ I am competing against Google Authenticator, Authy and other 2FA Authenticators.

    Quite the unfair game (as they can offer a free solution) and already have global audiences.

    1. 1

      I am sure this is quite a tough one and this is also one of the most toughest niche to grow. I wrote about 60+ niches at https://microsaasidea.com so I can easily say it takes guts to build this. So, kudos to you.

      I understand products like these have tough competition with big guys. What stage are you at?

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        We are live and growing, but rather slow. Selling a security product was and is a tough nut to crack.

        The general strategy is pretty simply: provide unique USP's, a moat or two and try to niche down somewhere nice with happy B2B customers. This is obviously very different from B2C oriented authenticators.

  9. 5

    I'm competing with the likes of algolia, sajari and coveo, all search as a service companies worth north of a billion $. The product is https://anvere.net
    My lane is response time and ease of use

    1. 1

      Products built around Cecurity, Two factor auth, Search etc takes of course a lot of time to get those initial customers and traction.

      Betting on 'response time and ease of use' is good but how are you marketing this? Any hacks?

  10. 5

    Nectr (https://nectr.network) is taking on LinkedIn. (Gulps)

    We're competing on three fronts:

    • letting people get very accurate in how they describe their abilities, experience and availability
    • allowing people to share their profile freely and without the recipient needing to be a member of Nectr
    • focusing on creating genuine, uncontrived networks of people you're worked with and who can vet your abilities
    1. 1

      Wow. 'Taking on LinkedIn' itself is scary. But yes, we are all here indie hacking to build great products.

      What stage are you at? Any early traction?

      1. 1

        We are at the MVP stage. We have a handful of profiles on the platform at present.

  11. 1

    I run https://oikolab.com and I compete with IBM weather/Accuweather and the likes in terms of climate & historical weather data.

    I'm able to compete because most primary data come from public sources (NOAA/ECMWF etc.) anyways and I've benefited greatly from open-source tools and cloud-computing services made available in the last several years.

  12. 4

    I'm about to launch a drumming education site thelandsrumbled.com, with lessons and essays and a few software tricks to make the learning process nicer. My competition is huge and well established, sites like drumeo.com, plenty of youtubers, magazines etc.

    I hope to distinguish my site by going into greater depth of detail as others. Providing a platform that brings the 'drumming workbook' online - in my opinion, a better way to structure practice sessions and track one's learning than through video. I'd like to build a platform where other teachers can publish lessons for their own students. First and foremost I will be working at writing with a passionate and profound voice (My unachievable guiding principle is that I hopelessly aspire to become the Carl Sagan or Seth Godin of drum education).

    1. 2

      Love this! The music education space is in need of so much disruption.

      It should be as easy to learn an instrument online as it is to learn a language with Duolingo or Babble.

      When's the launch?

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        Thank you Sophia. The launch will be quite soft, I'll gradually be releasing content over the next few weeks. Currently balancing writing content with software development and things like mobile optimization. Currently writing a lesson per week but not having time to proof and edit. I think I'll get to say 6 final drafts, polish up the content, publish and start promoting. Then follow with a new article every 8 or 9 days.

        I really hope there's space for disruption. I find most educational material shows you things to learn, but does a poor job of connecting all the dots and going deep on the how and why, and how to approach the craft as a whole. From a technological standpoint, drumming workbooks don't provide the multimedia experience that the web can, but they provide better guidance than most web/video based lessons. I'd love to bring out the best of both worlds.

        Anyway, appreciate your comment. Cheers.

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          Cheers! That's a great plan.

          I think there's definitely still room for innovation in edtech for all the subjects.

  13. 4

    I'm working on https://gitmodules.com which is competing with Git submodules. Submodules is a Git subsystem, does that mean I compete with Git itself? Or with Linus?

    1. 2

      Hey, this is cool. If I may offer some feedback, I'm a little confused after watching the video and reading the landing page. I kind of get how it works abstractly but it'd be really helpful to me if there was some kind of practical example or actual repo on the homepage demonstrating how it works and how I'd use it in reality.

      1. 1

        Hi Glench,

        Thank you so much for your feedback! I think you're right, it's not quite clear how one can apply the product to real-life repositories.

        I've discussed that with my teammates, and we're going to add screencasts on using Git X-Modules with GitHub and Bitbucket Data Center to the landing page. Updating the docs is also on our to-do list but the landing page has more priority at the moment.

        We're going through this phase when there are no many users yet for our product. There's no much feedback and it's hard emotionally. That's why I can't thank you enough for posting your comment, it gives the energy I need to keep working on the product.

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          Ah, sorry to hear that it's been hard emotionally but I'm glad you found some energy from my comment!

  14. 4

    Alternative to Magento and other marketplace builder,
    https://tradly.app - core is a headless api for developers and a simple web builder for no-coders.

    One of the purpose I started is providing a easy accessible solution (from price, easy of launch) to social entrepreneurs who want to take on big marketplaces. Also Platform two sided model can help communities grow together.

    As a marketplace market is niche and our architecture is flexible, we made b2c model available with our new pricing structure.

    We have some weakness like a powerful builder for Frontend, but still trying. What do you think?

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      I wrote earlier to my subscribers at Micro SaaS Ideas about opportunities around Ecommerce and Headless niche. So, I absolutely understand what you are trying to achieve.

      Open sourcing is one good options to get some traction. I am sure you must have seen https://www.medusajs.com/ growing exponentially in the last few weeks.

      See if that would work.

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        Hi Upenv,
        Thanks, will checkout the resource. Can share the particular URL?

        I love open source companies and developers. Yes know about medusa from IH. But the ideal customer profile am getting more inclined to is people whom I have seen in my travels and networks who want to do something impactful but doesn't have technical knowledge. So I would expect they will search for "build like __" and then look for a no-code solution. Wouldn't expect them to know proper hosting to host this and run their business. After all, we are open to them if they want to migrate.

        Recently an Australian client who was with us for a year. validated their business and growing And now getting funding. So they want to hold the IP or want too much customisation, they are doing this migration with our API now.

        Do you think this market will not be good enough?

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      Community softwares are a great niche at the moment you know already.
      Keep going!!

  15. 4

    Competitors with giant war chests. A lot of them raised more than $10m.

    • Linktree
    • Beacons
    • WithKoji
    1. 1

      Yeah, thats the whole point of this post. If we can keep consistency, over a period we can take on the 'competitors with giant war chests'.

      By the way, just checked https://mylinks.ai/, its cool and beautiful.

  16. 4

    I'm working on Typefully.io which will compete with Typeform, Jotform and many others.
    The main differentiator is focus on conversion rate with conversion-boosters best-practices built into the product.
    It's also much more customizable than most other solutions.

    1. 1

      When I wrote about 'Building Micro SaaS products around forms, surveys' at MicroSaaSIdeas last year, people were blasting off saying this is saturated but then Tally came and started making revenue.

      There is still room for Form Builders. Its good know that you are embedding 'conversion-boosters best-practices into the product.'

      Any notes on how you are planning to get through and get traction?

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        Well, it is a saturated area.
        Tally and Reform are good examples that show that you can still make it in this market.
        I came to this product not by mistake. I run form-data.com which is a backend service for forms. You bring the form, we handle the submissions.
        Over the years I've seen many mistakes that people make when they build their forms. And it's really not easy to build forms that meet all the best practices. You have to know a lot about UX, handle accessibility, show proper error messages and success messages, and so much more.
        There are a few products around forms conversion, but eventually they do analytics and tell you how to fix your forms.
        I thought that you shouldn't be working that hard. A form builder can give you most of these things out of the box.
        I had a lot of thoughts if this should be part of form-data.com or a separate product. I actually even built the initial version as part of the same product, but then realized that it's not the same audience and never released it. Users of form-data are people that want to build their own forms. In many cases they come from site builders like Webflow where they build their forms. So I've decided that Typefully.io should be a separate product. It was also a good opportunity to choose a different name because form-data really isn't the best name ;-)

        To your question about getting traction -

        1. I'll publish it with my form-data users
        2. I will try to promote content around form conversion and form optimization rather than form-builders directly.
        3. Standard places like PH, IH, DH, Reddit...
        4. I'm really not that great at marketing, so any suggestion will be highly appreciated :)
  17. 4

    I wouldn't call Super the big guys.

    With https://versoly.com/ im competing vs WordPress, Webflow (2.1b company) and custom code.

    1. 1

      Good to see this.

      On Super - the last time I saw them, they were at $40K MRR (this could be way higher now). So, still big compared to Potion. Am I missing something?

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        Webflow is doing 100m a year. Not sure where you draw the line and call a company big.

        I wouldn't do that before at least a few million in ARR.

  18. 3

    Hi @upenv! Do I gain access to the archives with the Pro subscription?

  19. 3

    omnisearch.ai , though unique in its ability to make any file type searchable, is still adjacent to site search solutions like Algolia or Elastic.

  20. 3

    Hey @upenv,

    I took a look at your micro SaaS ideas site. Great idea putting together a newsletter for people looking for ideas to pursue.

    As for your question, I think we're all competing with the "big guys" in a way unless we hyper-niche down.

    I run a google maps ranking agency for local businesses. Tons of competitors, but not so much if I niche further into "google maps ranking for dental implants" for example.

  21. 3

    My bootstrapped SAAS company (https://academyofmine.com, low 7 figures in ARR) competes with big players like docebo.com (they IPO'd couple of years ago) , learnupon.com (they raised 56M in Private Equity recently).

  22. 3

    At whitepaper.mx, we are competing against the mayor national and international business newspapers (nytimes, wsj, the economist)

    Our publication is a tiny organization compared to our competitors. Up until 6 months ago, we were only a 3 people team. We are now 14 between full-timers and recurrent freelancers.

    We cover national companies and business in a more profound and detailed manner than the big players can, and since we are subscriber supported, we don't have to aim for millions of page views. Rather, we aim for the highest quality business journalism we can create.

    While we do have ads, we never compromise the reader experience or content, unlike national publications which could never dig out of the page-view business model promoted by Google and Facebook.

    We are growing fast in both reach and paying subscribers, and now the big boys are starting to notice us. Almost all the large national newspapers have approached us with intentions of acquiring.

    It's still too early in the life of our publication to know how large we can make it. For now, we are already planning the next stage of expansion.

  23. 3

    Going up against LinkedIn -- wish me luck!

  24. 3

    Breakcold, a 3 weeks old product is competing with Mailshake

  25. 3

    Building in a space where others have existed for 20 years is tough! TinyURL was created back in 2002, and Bitly was created back in 2008. My goal is to build a URL shortener that is easier to use and offers the features most users will need when creating and sharing short links. I also like to say our URL shortener is a "Bit" shorter.

    T.LY URL Shortener

    1. 2

      Sounds good. Yeah TinyURL and Bitly have been in business for long time but over a period, hope you will create your niche.

      Good luck with that!!

      1. 1

        Thanks! Yes, they are so well known but the site is growing and recently made it to the first page of Google search for "Link Shortener"!

  26. 3

    I'm building https://datagrab.io, a no-code web scraping tool.

    There are many other services that offer a Chrome extension (just like I do) for setting up scrapers visually, but I think my biggest competitor is webscraper.io.

    It's tough to compete, but one of the good things about web scraping is that it's such a huge horizontal market with many use cases. So I could (and I'm planning to) create spin-off products that target a niche and serve it well. I'm thinking something like a price comparison tool that aggregates SaaS products, an SEO audit tool, etc.

  27. 3

    I'm working on WeTask, my competitors are Asana, Basecamp and other PM apps.

  28. 3

    I'm working on https://docfig.com, a fast and simple team documentation/knowledge base for remote teams. Competing with Confluence, Notion, etc.

  29. 3

    Going up against a lot of big SEO companies with Centori (big one is Semrush which just bought Backlinko).

    The SEO game is changing and building a big list of keywords, writing a blog post for each one, and spamming for backlinks does not work any more.

    We're teaching marketers and founders how to build and manage effective SEO strategies that actually get them results, and building a different kind of SEO software platform to make it simple for them to do so.

  30. 3

    https://linkody.com competing with Ahrefs, Semrush, and Moz.

  31. 3

    I have a WordPress plugin Simple Giveaways, competing against RafflePress which is also a giveaway WordPress plugin but it's a plugin from the folks of WPBeginner and they have several big products and a team of people just for marketing :D

  32. 3

    The product I’m building – Mumu X – is competing directly with the most valuable company in the world, which is Apple.

    Similar with the other big guys, their release cycle could take some quarters or even years. I think this is a sweet spot for indie hackers if you want to grind, work hard, and come up with a unique angle.

  33. 2

    https://railway.app and render.com are successfully competing with AWS, gCloud, Azure, etc by providing a very simple UX allowing to deploy apps in minutes

  34. 2

    @csallen see, it's kind of nice in this thread to see what folks are working on. This is how I used to use milestones

    1. 3

      Agreed, it's great reading through the comments. I would like to find a way to get there to be more interaction, though. Most people leaving comments don't get a response or even an upvote, and have no idea that anyone read what they posted and enjoyed it 🤔

      1. 1

        Agreed. I make a point to upvote several comments at least, but I have this persistent feeling here that many posts and comments deserve more interactions. The community is great, the quality is there, but the conversation could be more prolific and deep. I'm not sure what's missing or in the way of that.

      2. 1

        Yeah, kind of a "posting into the void" thing. Glad you're thinking about this :)

  35. 2

    Qvault (my current indie hack) is competing with codecademy, educative, and freecodecamp. Our only option is to niche down and build something that appeals very strongly to a smaller subset of coding learners. We've basically leaned hard into CS content and a tightknit Discord community

  36. 2

    Hi all,

    I am developing Doppio.

    Big competitors are Mentimeter, & Sliido, but honestly, their experience is so poor, that I think I can (and have) do it better. I can’t wait to open up the Beta soon. It’s taken me far too long to get to this stage, as I’ve been developing for a while but emigrated from the UK to Australia and had a kid in that time, and changed my main gig twice… So a few distractions!

    It adds interaction directly into presentation platforms like Google Slides (Only one I support at the moment). You can stand up experiences like live polls, word-clouds, let someone in the audience take over the slide, and more.

    Can’t wait to get some people using it!

  37. 2

    Working on https://repozix.com 🥳 a reporting tool for marketing and social media data 👌 and competing with some big players in the area like 💪:

    # Google Data Studio backed by Google ♛
    # Power BI backed by Microsoft ♚
    # Tableau ♞ and many other tools on the market ♟

  38. 2

    With our product, Wide Angle Analytics (https://wideangle.co), we are in competition with Google Analytics and numerous challengers. Most notably Matomo.

    This is quite an interesting space to operate it.

    On one hand, Google is a household brand, and it is hard to compete with its inertia.
    But at the same time, based on acquired experience, we know how to compete with them.

    The market is also large enough to find plenty of satisfied customers.

  39. 2

    Kizie.co is competing with Twitter 😄

  40. 2

    Building a serverless platform in the browser at https://bluegenie.co

    There's overlap with:

  41. 2

    well, we at www.wickedtemplates.com are competing with a too many and huge ones.

    we still get our part, but is very difficult to compete against teams of more than five when we are only two..

  42. 2

    We are working on https://zoto.app. Competing with Loom and Vidyard

  43. 2

    Product:

    I make a backup and sync program, the largest competitor is DropBox.

    Own lane:

    I'm making a completely free tier where you provide the storage yourself and don't have to even register an account if you don't want to.

  44. 2

    Stock investment service: https://weeklystocktip.com

    Our big competitor is Motley Fool. Even though they refuse to even tell you about their past performance lol.

  45. 2

    I've built a flashcards app called Fresh Cards for macOS and iOS. Really, my main competitor is Anki, which is technically free (the author charges for the iOS version) and extremely popular. I suppose there's also Quizlet and other online flashcard apps.

    The biggest difficulty is that whenever I post about it, everyone wants to know how it compares to Anki. There is a very strong fanbase for that app, and so a lot of haters come out of the woodwork to question why my app even exists.

    When I first released it about a year and a half ago, I was still trying to figure out the "voice" of the app, but nowadays I'm starting to find it. In terms of features, I'm starting to innovate in the space in my own ways, but I still need to do better at communicating it to potential customers.

    Speaking of which, like a lot of devs, I do very little marketing. (My excuse to myself is this is a side project and not my main job.) I definitely need to improve on the marketing and "message" of the app so people get what makes it unique and better.

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      Any intentions to go beyond iOS/Mac?

      1. 1

        I'd like to eventually build an Android or Windows version, but nothing concrete at the moment.

  46. 1

    Slido and Ahaslides.

    Very niche products to add interaction into your presentations: polls, Q&A, etc.

    Unlike my competitors Claper (https://get.claper.co) stand out on price, with simpler prices but also more advantageous (with a more generous free offer), a different vision that is reflected in the product and its use and in the long run, much more useful interaction elements (which are my secret weapons against them).

    And above all: being closer to the customers and evolving much faster!

  47. 1

    ReflectCode
    We convert entire Android app source code to Xcode for iPhone
    Our automated source code migration can accelerate overall development
    * Advantage:
    - Substantial cost reduction
    - Conversion of all files (Java, Kotlin, Layout, Resources)
    - Generates pure native code (Swift, Storyboard, Auto layout, @IBAction, @IBOutlet)

    * web : https://www.reflectcode.com
    * sample apps : https://github.com/ReflectCode/
    

    We share the market with these with a different approach -
    Flutter (Google)
    ReactNative (Face Book)
    Xamarin (Microsoft)

  48. 1

    Croct's PMS (personalization management system) is an integrated software solution that enables marketers to manage and deliver personalized messages, campaigns, and interactive experiences to consumers. It's like a headless CMS, with personalization, AB testing, and real-time personalization capabilities.

    We compete with headless CMSs (Contentful, Strapi), AB testing platforms (Google Optimize), personalization tools (Adobe, Insider), and even with data platforms (Segment, Snowplow) since we also provide real-time data processing.

  49. 1

    Business is business.
    If you create a new product, you must redefine the space (market) you are in.

    Ask yourself:
    Should I create a new Webflow alternative?
    Why am I creating it? For whom? Is there enough space for my new product?
    Etc…

    The same goes for Notion ;)

  50. 1

    Hey! I created a Social Media for gamers, GGs.tv.

    It's been out for a year or so and we have 6k users. It seems that getting people to try out a new social media is difficult, or maybe the bootstrapped marketing is killing us. Not sure. I made the site to be a Myspace for gamers. Users can customize their profiles, embed their Twitch streams, and earn XP from interacting which can be used to buy physical products.

    There is an app on both app stores if any gamers on here wanna give it a go! GGsTV

    ALWAYS open to feedback and how I can make it better.

    Thank you!

  51. 1

    There's lots of room for growth in our area, but I'd say at Cadstrom.io we are competing with Autodesk, Altium, and other large CAD providers.

    That said, we are focusing on a different market, and trying to build something that's pretty unique in the PCB space.

  52. 1

    ShopAgain (shopagain.io) competing with the big guys like Klaviyo & Mailchimp :)

  53. 1

    My SaaS https://leansence.com is competing with a lot of big players from different niches. Squarespace, Wix, WordPress, Hootsuite, Hypefury, Tweet Hunter to name a few.

  54. 1

    Right here! Im the founder of 9amim.com which is an Arabic logo maker. I'm currently competing against Canva - A multi billion dollar company - for a spot on google in the middle east.

  55. 1

    I'm going up against Apple, LinkedIn, and eventually Google, by bringing end-to-end encryption to the contact relations management space with Neucards.

  56. 1

    I am competing with ClickFunnels with my product CloudFunnels (https://getcloudfunnels.in).
    How do I differentiate?

    First, I am building a platform, more than a sales funnel builder. Built dozens of plugins for CloudFunnels which are free (https://marketplaces.cloudfunnels.in).

    Stretching the Funnel / Sales site builder into a multi-niche creation platform.

    We added CourseFunnels last year. Which is a top-notch Course-creation & marketing app that shares the CloudFunnels platform (same plugins work)

    Next up a couple of months later, ShopFunnels. It's going to be a solidly built E-Commerce platform like Shopify built on my CloudFunnels architecture.

    I am building a multi-niche sellers solution that integrates together and works together.

    Sellers start using one and find transition easy to the others
    Developers build for one and get access to all the markets

    We have thousands of users (mostly from LTDs), and thousands of sites are already running on our platform.

    With every passing week we add more users, better capabilities and a more refined product.

  57. 1
    •   I handle digital marketing and content creation for “Athena chess club” we’re a newly launched chess and board game academy/club house,
      
    •    We have a wide demographic target,but we’re looking to lay emphasis on kids and young adults, teaching them board games with the general outlook of tact, patience and calculated risks as valuable life skills.
      
    •      We believe that if children are taught to harness these capabilities at the earliest of stages, then they have an unfair advantage to life that could set them in the right places .

      
    •   Secondly, we aim to build our online presence by hosting and live streaming virtual events and contests with enthusiastic and wholesome communities such as yours,

      
    •   our target for now includes, kids in preschool, special editions and incentives for kids in orphanages, young adults In rehab, the physically challenged and visually impaired, if you find this interesting, please reach out, I’m not doing justice to the scope and impact of this, so let’s talk more in depth. Hope to hear from you soon.
  58. 1

    readcaffeine and The Cache are competing with some very large organizations like:

    -Cnet
    -Morning Brew
    -Digital Trends
    -LLT

    • Future PLC (They own a lot of tech publications)

    And then there's me, alone, trying to take on these corporations.

  59. 1

    Hi, I’m Paolo, founder at storya.app

    We are an inclusive storytelling platform (and medium agnostic, meaning creators can upload anything from comics to poetry) so we are competing with a pretty broad range of massive incumbents:

    1. Wattpad (100 million users)
    2. Kindle Unlimited (3 million subs)
    3. Webtoon (global leader in online comics)

    Completely crazy? Most likely.

    But the Web2 attention/monetization is completely broken and Web3 tools are still a largely alien language for 99% of creators. Our strategy is for Storya to leverage both these trends by:

    • Offering the best/most creator-centric monetization options
    • Simplify things like NFT sales for creators by offering one-click minting: i.e. remove the need to learn about blockchains, smart contracts, various cryptos
    • offering integrated/mostly free access to AI tools like machine translation, art generation and narration.

    That, plus a strong focus on inclusion and diversity: we are making Storya for the 99% of creators without the infrastructure, money and tech skills to navigate ten different platforms to create, advertise and monetize their content.

    Cheers!

  60. 1

    RoomSteals.com is competing with Booking, Expedia, and other OTAs. We’ve decided to give all the money they make on the hotel reservation back to the customer and make our money via the membership. It’s a win-win-win and is commoditizing trust and transparency in the hotel/travel industry.

  61. 1

    We don't compete with big guys ourselves, but worked with companies doing just that (ElectroNeek - UiPath/Automation Anywhere; Uploadcare - Cloudinary), specifically in the SEO area.

    The framework we came up with has much to do with Outcome-Driven Innovation and JTBD, here's what it is about:

    • Your innovation starts being 'good' if you do something at least 2x better or 2x cheaper than your competitors. The 'cheaper' part of the equation is not the best thing to be after when running on limited resources.
    • To do something better, you got to know what is that exactly that your product does. Which needs does it cover? Which of them are underserved?
    • To understand that, build a Value Proposition Canvas for your product and for one of the competitor products, compare them. What best differentiates you from the competitor? Is there a real demand for it?
    • In the areas where you differentiate, focus on content. Tell the world why you put your product this way and how this will help your users.
    • To convey this messaging, start with the channels you have the most traction with.
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