Gabe is the founder of the dev tool Divjoy. He is currently building the project in publi to $100k/year.
Divjoy makes it ridiculously easy to start your next React project. Pick all the things you need in your codebase (UI kit, auth, database, payments, etc), choose a beautiful template, then export a complete React codebase.
Divjoy got its first paying users in mid November. He rolled out payments for the first time and charged $60 for whose wanting to export a React codebase. He made $240 in his first weekend. Three weeks later, he passed $100 in revenue.
In late December, he got a $15k equity-free grant from Startup School. The grant meant that he could focus on Divjoy full-time for 6 months and work on getting it to profitability.
In May, 2020, he experimented with a Twitter flash sale. It earned him $726 in 24 hours. He wrote an Indie Hackers post about the lessons learned.
He earned $16,711 revenue in July. That amount surpassed total revenue from the previous 4 months combined. He shared more about the strategies he used at How I made $10,041 by combining a feature launch with a lifetime deal.
- The idea for Divjoy started out as a learn-to-code game where you collect elements and css properties like they are game items and complete missions by crafting things with them (via Twitter.)
- His top traffic sources between August – November 2019.
- Top traffic sources in the 30 days leading up to Jan 20, 2021.
- Divjoy made nearly $50k in its first year – mostly from Twitter.
- He got over 2k visitors from a single comment on Hacker News. By the next day, he had 7k visitors and $495 in sales.
Chatparty is videochat app without audio. Valentin Prugnaud, Anthony Dike and Gabe joined forces and built this for the Product Hunt WFH Maker’s Festival. .
Fact Check Army
Fact Check Army was a global, non-partisan, movement to stop the spread of misinformation. The Twitter account replied to people tweeting things that aren’t true and (nicely) set them straight.
Gabe started the initiative in February, 2017. The Twitter account lasted less than a week before it stopped tweeting.
Save Your Vines
Gabe created and released Save Your Vines in October, 2016.
Follow Friday for Instagram
Follow Friday was an app to make it easier to recommend people on Instagram. Users needed to choose 4 people, pick an image from each person, then tap “post” to pop open the Instagram app with the image and caption pre-filled.
Gabe originally built this app to learn ReactJS. He launched it in July, 2015.
The app is no longer active.