In November 2013, Dan started compiling a list of a few of the books, apps and websites that he had saved in his bookmarks. He decided to publish the list on Medium, thinking it may help others. At the time this list had just over 80 items.
The list quickly grew to 200+ resources within 30 days, most of these coming from community driven suggestions. There was clearly a need for more than just a list on a blog and so we decided to create a handy web app.
From a simple blog post to a community of over 7,000 users and 800+ resources. oozled is proof of what can be done with limited resources if a simple idea is executed well.
We set ourselves a target of two weeks and started work on an MVP. After a lot of hard work and coffee fuelled evenings, oozled was born two weeks later!
From a simple blog post to a community of over 7,000 users and 800+ resources, oozled is proof of what can be done with limited resources if a simple idea is executed well.
We’ve been growing oozled since launch, iterating on the site over time, improving the user experience and building in features such a search and filtering. We’ve since been featured on several blogs and are now planning our next steps, turning oozled into the ultimate “go-to” for web designers & developers. We learned a lot from designing and building oozled in such a short space of time, now we’re very excited to see how it evolves.