(almost) Launching Case Shortcut
I had five days to build and launch this thing. I failed.
Check out the product here: caseshortcut.com
The app is called Case Shortcut, and lets you change case between UPPER, Title, lower, and all other cases.
Super simple. Super small.
I didn’t want any cross-platform electron bloatware for this simple utility app. So I had to learn Swift.
So I went ahead and pieced together an MVP of Case Shortcut. Copy-pasting lots of things from Stack Overflow. I didn’t know what I was doing.
One problem I had was that I couldn’t figure out how to open a welcome screen for the app. Being pressed on time, I brought up my most creative hacker spirit and made the same window in a website instead.
When you open Case Shortcut it opens this page. Heheh, I feel evil.
I finished the MVP, made the fully functional landing page with Stripe integration. Everything was ready.
I was going to launch on Product Hunt Sunday morning.
But then something happened…
The app signing didn’t work properly.
I was able to piece together a Swift app in a couple of days. But learning the Apple bureaucracy? Not a chance.
App signing, notarization, sandboxing. Things like that. Not a chance.
The only way people could use Case Shortcut was by adjusting their Mac security settings. Like pirates do.
I couldn’t sell this. I postponed the launch.
I was so close.
But I guess this is how it is.
Maybe I will find some time later and launch it.