Start-Up

Moving house again?! And pretending I’m Steve Jobs…

Where has this week gone?! Each week just keeps flying by and this one is no exception. I’ve had a lovely long weekend over these past few days, and as much as I love working on Luna, it was fun to have Friday off and be a tourist in this city.

Tuesday was a big day at Luna HQ – we moved into our own proper office area! No more working out of hotel lobbies with patchy wifi or trying to eek out one coffee for as long as possible in the local Pret.

Thanks to the grant we won back in September, one of the amazing perks is six months free membership to a “Second Home” working space. This is such a great help for Jas and I (but maybe not so much now with Boris’ WFH message – thanks, Covid) – working together in the same place, with great free coffee and meeting rooms if we need them will be so helpful. Plus, it’s only a 40 minute walk from my flat, which is an added bonus.

Our new little office!

The week before last we started researching technical options for building the app. We spent many hours on Zoom speaking to developers and understanding our options. Then, on Saturday when Jas and I met in a hotel lobby to work, we decided on a different approach.

To keep our costs down and keep things as lean as possible, we’re going down a “no-code” route. Until I started researching this approach, I had no idea you could essentially build a full app without any coding. Once I started researching, I couldn’t stop and ended up going down a “no-code” rabbit hole. Over the course of the week, I basically turned into the “no-code” Steve Jobs and for the next few weeks that will be my entire focus…fingers crossed for me I turn into a techie!

One thing I’m definitely learning as a new entrepreneur, is that you have to be ready to turn your hand to everything and anything. It might not be perfect or exactly right first time but we work hard and we try.

This weekend I’ve had a lovely visitor and we spent Friday being tourists in London. We walked all day and for many, many miles; I think we walked 13 miles in total! It was such a great way to see the city and it was beautiful weather.

So, for the rest of the month I will be donning my rollnecks and techie glasses, as I attempt to recreate our designs into a “no-code” app. It’s going to be an interesting few weeks and a huge learning curve, but it’s exciting to see what comes out the other side!

Our Christmas night out 🎄

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