I've always been curious about building and creating new things. When I started learning how to make apps and websites I felt that a new superpower was unlocked. Here is a list of all my personal projects. They all are inactive now but it was fun to create them.
ES corp (~2006-2011): company that I and my best friends were planning to build one day. We used to draw comics under the umbrella of ES corp. Once we bought around 25 t-shirts with nice illustrations and re-sold them for 1.5x-2x what we paid. We used the profits to buy a GoPro 🤷.
Scotola (2011): when we got into college a friend and I started selling fruit boxes to cafeterias at universities. The business lasted around 2 months.
LessLine (2015): At a startup weekend with ~8 more people we built a prototype of a mobile app to never have to do a line in a bank, office, etc ever again. The project lasted perhaps a month but there I met Andrés a friend with whom later a was going to create a bunch of other projects.
Cibus (2015): Menu app for university cafeterias that I built with Andrés.
Cazadora (2016-2018): Mobile app with the bus schedule of my university. It got around 5000 downloads and ~700 weekly users. We even made it to the local news
Coco Tienda (2016): Online coconut oil shop. I noticed that coconut oil was trending on google searches for my country (Costa Rica) so I bought a couple o gallons of it and re-packaged it in nice smaller samples. I wrote about the results here (spanish)
Agua Tibia (2017-2021): Small "startup" studio that I fund with Andrés. The idea was to develop small and useful products under the umbrella. of Agua Tibia.
Subhax (2017): App to "hack" your subway sandwich. It showed you a feed where people posted tips and tricks on how to make your subway order tastier or cheaper. We tried to sell the idea to Subway but we failed.
Album (2018): App like tinder but to find with whom to trade stickers of the Soccer World Cup album 😂.
Kubox (2019): Mystery box service with geeky stuff.
Salto (2020): Blogging platform that renders React components inside blog posts. This was a fun project because I learned a lot while doing it. But after a year of working on it, I realized that programmers usually love to build their own blog and they don't need a platform to do it for them. 😅
Data Science Trivia (2020-current): Collection of 197 Q&A to practice the most common and challenging interview questions. From Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Statistics to History (because, why not?). It has more than 400 happy customers.
Plausiblle iOS widget (2021-current): Small iOS widget that shows your website analytics on your iPhone home screen. It has 32 sales on gumroad at the time of writing.