I've interviewed with a previous startup. Sucks to not make it this time but I'm confident we can help mobile devs solve the same problems we have with mobile web app development.
Let me know if I can alpha/beta test for you...
A little depressed but I'll be over it by tomorrow and deploying code again.
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Does anyone know what the protocol is on reapplying with the same idea/company? Is it not worth it? or is it possibly even recommended?
Sometimes you're "ahead of the market" and they may not yet see the benefit. 6 months from now you are be perfectly positioned.
Other times, they may have simply just missed you in the volume of applications. Or, even in the event that they didn't miss you, sometimes it's still a tough decision. If I'm given the choice between two things I love equally but I can only choose one, that means I have to reject the other even though it is also wonderful.
It gave me and my partner motivation to work on a new project & prove YC wrong (http://thenstimes.com). Building a platform to make searching news with social media more feasible.
Funny one week we get featured by Robert Scoble and next week we get rejected by Ycombinator.
I got rejected, unsurprisingly. Beside the fact that nobody should expect to be rejected, my project is extremely local and would benefit little from actually BEING in Silicon Valley. Still, I'm sad to miss out on hanging out with other startups and learning from the best.
Have you tried offering an incentive?
rougefeta, you need a Tech Co-Founder, but do you really think you're going to get a quality TCF this way? If you need a translator to read your "offering" then you are doing it wrong.
1) What are you trying to accomplish?
2) How is this a product?
rougefeta, your intentions are not aligned with your output/implementation. I wish you the best and hope the comments on this thread have been helpful. You can do it, thank the stars you did not invest a ton of capital yet. Keep us informed of your intentions and progress!
This thing sounded like such a crazy idea that I was laughing half the time building it. At some point I had even made offered incentives automatically end with ", darling"
On what we are trying to accomplish: the "bloody brilliant" comment in the incentive link offers one explanation. Our explanation is simpler: we wanted to make some people answer our emails, and didn't know how.
Tellin' me!??! Sherlock!
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Agreed: This is the most confusing thing I have seen in recent memory.
...what is it?
We are not spammers. This is in Arc, but written from scratch.
1) Better copy. I (and others here I'd imagine) have no idea what exactly your site is. A short blurb that's a couple of sentences long that explains what is helps greatly.
2) Post this as its own post instead of a comment in another post. This way it looks a little spammy (which I understand is not your intention). Make sure you mention how it's built in Arc in your title, and post a story on http://arclanguage.org as well (if you haven't already). Beware that new accounts posting links often get marked as spam, that's why pg recommends you have an account for a few weeks before doing a Show HN post, which would be the type of post you'd do in your case.
We had changed "pays" to "helps" at an earlier stage.
What you need to do is present up front the overall flow (ideally graphically; like 5 steps to completion at the bottom of the page and indicate which have been completed/what is being done now/what is in the future. Do this with graphics and very minimal (1-3 words) text. Writing 3 words to communicate something takes longer than writing 30.
I got pissed when I filled in something, clicked submit, and then the next page was "why?" before it would accept; at that point I bounced.
I'm not sure if arc makes this easier than something else.