Things noticed: SSL is not enforced, therefore your payment page is being served plaintext. Telegram already has this service embedded for free. You’re using a free host, with no custom domain, what if they decide to disappear next month without notice?
Just enforced SSL - And if the free embedded service you're talking about is telegra.ph, that is different than writt because you can't write and publish within telegram, you have to use a web interface.
Glitch is made by FogCreek, the guys who co-founded Stack Overflow, and have built Trello and other stuff - so pretty sure they're reliable https://glitch.com/faq#trust
Source: I’m the CEO of Fog Creek, which makes Glitch, and we’re excited about apps like this one!
He is asking for money to cover the expense of his work. That is also a cost, correct?
Glitch' FAQ says they expect to eventually charge for a premium account with fewer resource restrictions. Glitch' business model is presumably then to get other services off the ground, make those services big enough to start earning significant money, and then have those services upgrade to a paid plan once they (hopefully) both earn enough money to afford it and are big enough to need it.
From what I can see, this Writt thing is doing exactly what glitch's business model wants people to do.
[Slightly off-topic & potentially opening a barrel of worms ahead; and this has been discussed to death here.]
Now ... I have been using (also for well over a year) the Signal Messenger. Given Signal's funding model, their crypto protocol (which was peer-reviewed & got robust positive feedback -- corroborated through its adoption by WhatsApp & Facebook Messenger) and their (almost) zero metadata collection, I found it's better to invest my energies in Signal.
So, FWIW, I have been trying to "converge" on Signal and slowly persuading (without forcing, of course) friends to use it; I've had good success so far. A lot of my colleagues & a decent chunk of people I collaborate with in the open source community already use Signal. So that's not a problem there.
This is all just to make an attempt at maintaining sanity with the Chat Tool proliferation. Wonder how others are handling it.
I realize that requiring phone number compromises the anonymity aspect (despite Signal's unparalleled privacy, given the alternatives). But I was giving (and still do) Signal the benefit of doubt and assume they're also going to implement username / password scheme – not sure if it's a good idea or not.
And your credit card form is accessible over http.
Just storing notes isn't a great feature, there are thousands of note-taking apps out there. On Telegram itself you can just send messages to yourself and they will be stored, editable and deletable.
Only if your monetization goal is less than a few bucks per month.
That's some serious Shit HN Says. Thanks for the chuckle.
It's a service that exists solely through a platform that already provides a competing service for free. A few bucks per month is as good as it's going to get.
Great work, and good luck!
Indeed, notes in the form of multiple texts and chatting could make things more interesting.