Hi @cpytel. We are building a product which will help change the behaviour of people towards their health using technology. So we would be giving the pedometer to each user and then start tracking user and make sure he chooses a health lifestyle by gamifying it by giving him points, levels and badges as he achieves bigger targets like walking 10k steps day or 300k steps in a month.
The prototype I am building is not a throw away because we will be using that to understand users response and then based on that change or modify the product. My boss has already started taking services from a design firm for building the MVP. The thing is we are a team of four and I am the only developer and rest all are big MBA guys. And the only experience I havd had is 3 yrs in mobile dev and IdleCampus which can not be called a big system.
The other guys in the team have so many ideas that I start worrying that building a product is not an easy thing and takes time. I don’t see any well planned out way for this startup and I whole heartedly want this startup to work but right now we are just aiming for the stars without anything.
The only algorithm we would be having is tracking each user and based on their fitness level present him different challenges. We would be taking his pedometer which he will sync with his laptop that will send his data over to the backend for analysing. And then increase his engagement on the prduct by using facebook and adding more social elements. My boss says that there should be a feature were people could comment, like posts, add articles on health etc. I just dont understand the right procedure of how to build this complex product. He wants me to build everything right now while i want to build one feature, test it out with users and take feedback for the next iteration which I think is called Agile dev and is best suited for startups.
We dont have any customers, we are building the product for enterprises first and then the customers or first B2B and B2C.
Do you think I should get myself a mentor? I told my boss about it and he said he will be happy to pay for the mentorship if it is best for me and the product.
I don’t have any questions but I just want some guidance on building this product. My boss has said that the MVP should be released by April end. The prototype by this week end and a full fledged product by this year end. I have started to work on the the prototype and also I need to do the UI myself.