Name: Janoš Guljaš
Role: Founder, Software Engineer
Favorite Quote: “What I cannot create, I do not understand.” – Richard Feynman
Favorite Book: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust
Janoš has graduated Physics at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He is currently working as Software Engineer for Ethereum foundation, with a decade of software development and systems operations experience in a few interesting startups. His passion is photography, especially of marvelous nature.
Janoš is the founder of NewReleases. He is the software developer responsible for all the code, developing new features, maintaining existing ones and keeping the project run smoothly and reliably. Together with his co-founder and girlfriend, Karolina, they are trying to deliver the most reliable release tracker for software engineers.
I didn’t like having a job. I wanted to wake up every day happy about what I was doing. And the jobs I had just didn’t support that. While working as a software engineer, especially in
All features of NewReleases are free of charge. In this
We have in a plan several monetizing models that don’t include charging from our users. For paying users we plan to start advertising directly to software development team leads and team managers, once we develop our service in the way it’s more suitable for business users. We will probably start with cold emails and calls. Wish us luck. 🙂
Our biggest challenges are related to marketing. There is a big user base, and we are trying to draw attention to our product, without being too pushy. We noticed that direct marketing can sometimes be counterproductive and generate a negative reaction. It is better to avoid aggressive campaigns.
We are active on social media: Twitter, IndieHackers and Reddit mostly. We try to follow relevant threads on Hacker News and on GitHub and get involved in the conversation when applicable. We also acquired users by word of mouth – thank you to all those who helped!
We share support and understanding, which is very valuable and important in small teams.
Technical excellence. Due to technology we are using and hard work we have invested in testing and improving our software, we are able to run very stable and reliable product at very low cost, with very minimal operational maintenance.
I would ride a bike near the edge of Grand Canyon, uphill the Rocky Mountains and through other beautiful national parks all over the world.
We hope to achieve the revenue that would allow us to work solely on personal projects and gain the freedom to work in that way.
We did not have plans to take any fundings, but if we find some appropriate funding way for our type of business, we might change our minds. We would like to be able to keep the freedom of making decisions in our project. We are not looking for becoming the next unicorn, but to be sustainable while providing a good service to our users.