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Being Realistic

So, I had this grand plan. I called it quickfire. I had it all mapped out. I was going to build a great and awesome CDN.

Then, I came down to earth after realising the kind of budget I’d have to spend every month on servers world-wide to compete with the likes of BunnyCDN would be a little bit out of reach for me as a reasonably normal person.

So, I’ve gone back to the drawing board and come up with a new idea. Over the past couple of years I’ve really grown a strong interest in fintech thanks to the likes of Monzo, Starling and Revolut. What is possible now, especially under PSD2, is incredibly exciting.

That, coupled with the FCA application fee only being £1,500 (which is much cheaper than many other things, despite seeming like “oo-eck” money) makes it reachable.

So, here it is. My plan for the new quickfire.

A dashboard for all of your accounts (primarily businesses, but normal people too) that gives you strong reporting, budgeting and even the basics of an accountancy package. Receipt filing and storage, all within a browser at a reasonable price (with an entry-level account available for free).

Over time I plan to add mobile apps (as I learn mobile development, oh boy) but this plan is far more realistic. Sure, it sounds complex but with third party APIs ready to go (thanks PSD2) its really just winging data about and making it look pretty with simple, usable tools that add real value for people.

So, here it is. To the new quickfire.

(more posts coming soon)

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