Most of the apps we use every day are consumer applications: social networks, productivity apps, and marketplaces. These are the kind of apps that I want to build.
Consumer applications require more than code. They need design, product management, and high-level thinking.
I love to build software, and I love to build it in open source. But most of the software in open source is infrastructure. Open source software is operating systems, databases, and compilers.
I don't want to build a database, or a new programming language. I want to build consumer applications, like Audible or Instacart.
Where should we go to build consumer apps in the open together?
GitHub alone will not suffice. Consumer applications need designers, illustrators, and project managers. These users aren’t productive within GitHub, which is focused on the highly technical Git workflow.
FindCollabs is meant to solve this problem. FindCollabs is a place to find collaborators and build projects.
FindCollabs has the common social tools you expect: tagging, text chat, emojis, and video chat.
Consumer facing applications still need code so we integrate with GitHub.
On FindCollabs, you don’t need to be a programmer to start a project and build a team. If you are a product designer, you can post your idea along with wireframes and work with software engineers or low-code specialists to take your product to market.
The FindCollabs project finder allows people with similar interests to find projects to work on together.
Join FindCollabs and post a project. We’d love to see what you are building, whether it’s consumer open source software or not.