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Now Page

Everyone should have a now page to tell about
"what I'm doing now".

Inspired by Derek Sivers


Maker's Notes

Keep a public log of Work In Progress to get feedback and support.

Share about the things you have done, your plans and your thoughts.


Magic of Commitment

Once you commit to post consistent updates, it builds the momentum to things done.

You get into the habit of making progress.

Challanges ๐Ÿ˜Ž

In Progress

Do 6 things in 12 Months

Desmond Lua updated 2018-01-09T02:39:05.026890
  • ETA: in 5 months
  • Progress: 4 / 6
After working a few years on the same project without meaningful adoption, perhaps it's time to explore various ideas to give new perspective to me and my projects. Besides, a new year is a perfect time for a crazy new start.

I was tempted to try 12 apps in 12 months, but that would leave no time for development and maintenance of ongoing projects. I anticipated I would get to actually spend one month per project (if lucky).

There is no such thing as good idea, safe idea or stupid idea, just ideas we are interested and willing to try. The real outcome may only be revealed once we implement the idea, and failures by others doesn't mean the idea will not work this time. That's the mystery and charm of an unknown idea.

Let 2018 be a crazy year of app making.


PixPin: Photo at places

Desmond Lua updated 2018-07-11T15:19:42.550150
A very simple app to share photos on location, and discover interesting places and things near you (or far away).

LuaPass: Secure Password Manager (Offline)

Desmond Lua updated 2018-07-03T03:09:28.204430
Have been storing my password in an "encrypted form" using online storage app, probably not the best long-term practice.

I am learning Kotlin and Android's latest Architecture Components, so I build this app to put my learning into actual practice.

Lua Software Code: A HOWTO blog for programmer

Desmond Lua updated 2018-07-03T03:07:53.905300
I have multiple text files with short technical notes on how to do various things (things I might easily forget). Perhaps creating a blog to keep those note shall be more organized with better documentation; an online repository also means less likely to loose those notes again.

I might be too busy or lazy to create a blog of technical tutorials (it does slow down my programming), but those notes are meant for myself (I treat them as documentation), then I am slightly more motivated to do it.

One of the reason many online tutorial sucks is because the author didn't really use the tech in production, thus I shall only document about tech I used and the problems I faced.

Besides, since I did google for a lot of answer online on a daily basis, perhaps it's time to contribute back into the information pool.

Lua Software Code:

PS: Thanks Boo for giving me the idea, else I will probably would not do this.

  • Desmond Lua posted 2018-07-03T03:07:53.662330
    Lua Software Code Update - Jun 2018:

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ 4 new tutorials
    ๐Ÿ“ 37 new howtos and code snippets
    ๐ŸŽฏ 384 total posts
    ๐Ÿ‘ง 17,821 visitors per month (Up 3.4% from last month)
all services.
A new web application that will eventually become a SaaS ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Running a free design tool for designer

Serhad iletir updated 2018-03-26T20:03:06.927300

FlowRabbit: Task management with time tracking for solo makers

Desmond Lua updated 2018-05-03T02:43:53.584870
Main features
- Designed for solo makers
- Productivity Tracking: Integrated Pomodoro timer and productivity reporting to measure your time spent projects and type of work; also highlight your productive days/hours.
- Enhanced Kanban Board: a more flexible kanban board which support task grouping and expandable checklist. Includes widgets to show quick project status and Pomodoro reporting.

I have been using KanbanFlow (not the best UI, but it works) for a few years and notice it lacks some features I would love to have. Trello, Asana, Ora, ZenKit and Airtable are good products in their own ways, just not suited for what I have in mind. I run the risk of developing a product for myself only, so I should explore if others find this product useful for them.


WhatIDoNow: Making a website to update what I am doing now

Desmond Lua updated 2018-05-03T02:44:01.884240
Originally I wanted to build an app to showcase "things I am working on now", inspired by Derek Sivers' now page ( I am also curious about what other people are working on, thinking it would be cool to have a website where people share the things they are making and inspire each other to keep making.

As I develop the app further, I realize the app is quite useful to help me keep track of progress. I can now backtrack the updates and thought process from inception until now, and time spent on each updates. Starting is the easy part, being motivated to work on it consistently is the hard part. I am planning to build in reminders and gamification to motivate me to keep shipping.

Let me know what do you think ๐Ÿค”. Drop me an email at or ping me at
  • Desmond Lua posted 2018-03-10T16:47:45.866740
    Experiment with marketing WhatIDoNow through sharing on IndieHackers and Reddit with about 10+ signups and 4 active users so far. Created @LoveWhatIDoNow twitter account to share products, arts, and DIY things build by others. Have a long way to learn about marketing.

Building SensQ to MRR $20k monthly

SensQ updated 2018-03-05T08:25:00.803180
Our Mission
Actionable Social Media Insights
We strike to provide social media measurement, analysis and reporting that will drive ROI and leaving a lasting WOW to your boss or client.

Our Values
We work hard to be as much valuable as possible to our customers. Whether weโ€™re empowering them with software or educating them with content, we always strive to be useful.

In a world full of software that overcomplicates things, we aim to stand out as a breath of fresh air for businesses, small or big, looking to keep things simple. Automated & low-touch.

Liberation. We believe that amazing work doesnโ€™t require a 9-5 office hours and an office. We can build a great company with everyone on our team living on their own terms.

We enjoy the work that weโ€™re fortunate to do, and the people that weโ€™re fortunate to do it with. As crazy as it sounds, we look forward to Mondays.

We optimise our financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. We stirke to build a profitable 100-year-old company.

Design and Build anything from lamp shades to complete structure

Sonam wangchuk updated 2018-03-02T12:24:40.455500
I want to build/construct what I design. I am already a designer but havenโ€™t ventured into construction yet.
Itโ€™s hard to venture into construction as I already have a 9-5 job.

Working on

Michal updated 2018-02-19T09:18:17.088470
It's a website to share things with your friends or request things from your friends.

Developing a startup fund tracker website

Navneet updated 2018-02-12T08:28:38.519760
The idea is to let entrepreneurs;
1.Track startup funding by different datapoints
2. Find investors according to their funding criteria
3. View Investor contact details
4. Analyse funding statistics, graphs and charts

The development is completed, I am currently collecting, trimming, filtering and uploading data into aws server. I am planning to launch in 3 days.

website link -

I'm testing whatidonow

corey updated 2018-01-30T19:17:57.808480
I found this site and I'm interested in using it. Before I do, let me see how it works.

Ben updated 2018-01-29T02:37:05.105340
I am making a site where people buy and sell pets.
  • Ben posted 2018-01-29T02:40:55.033850
    -Finding people who will post their pets on the site once made.
    -Work with template provider to make sure I can make the website I want to make.
    -Find the niche
    -Working branding/message/mission

Kick off side project development

Emil updated 2018-01-28T22:57:54.326040
I'm going to kick off my new side project

Work on my new sideproject

Luca Cras updated 2018-01-28T20:41:50.772410
Starting work on a new sideproject I thought of today: A place where people can make mindmaps/brainstorm with people all over the world in real-time. basically an MMORPG for mindmapping and brainstorming

Startup Product Ideas

vithalreddy updated 2018-01-27T07:06:10.433880
Find a profitable and scalable startup idea to build something great.

Startup Product Ideas

vithalreddy updated 2018-01-27T07:06:10.028890
Find a profitable and scalable startup idea to build something great.

Working on YourBook web

Antonis Tsagaris updated 2018-01-26T21:03:09.728950
A web client for one of my apps. I am pivoting from the original collaborative aspect and making a real-time Medium-like platform for writers and bloggers

Making a product site

Callum Harrod updated 2018-01-23T10:44:53.676300
This is a product affiliate site, focusing on minimal and aesthetically pleasing products.