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Shayne K
@SparelHQ
10 Jun, 15:24
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Launching templates early next week. Roughed out 7 starter templates based on the current group I'm working with… eventually, it will make sense to add a filter to this or personalization to dial down what people see but I just need to get this out there as quickly as possible to test it with a wider audience. I'm pretty excited.

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Borislav Grigorov
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10 Jun, 16:16

I really dig the layout. And also the color coding. It looks beautiful 😍

How many users does Sparel have at the moment, if you mind sharing, of course :) I'm quite interested in this experiment, as I had a similar idea for Haptic (some kind of templates for building in public) back when I first started drafting the idea.

In general I've always preferred to start from a clean slate (whatever the software), but I can see how templates could be really useful for some people. Especially if you get stuck, in your case, with some problem and don't know where to start from. 🙌

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Shayne K
@SparelHQ
10 Jun, 18:54

Thanks! As of today Sparel is at 106 users. I had two users having trouble starting from a clean slate so I'm testing whether a starter template would help - the secret test is the "Let us know" link which I'm hoping will spur a mini template marketplace. At least, the idea of sharing templates resonated with teachers… not sure about other types of problem-solvers/strategists … it's a test.

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Borislav Grigorov
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10 Jun, 20:01

That's cool. I'd suggest then to change the label to "Create your own" instead of let us know. On click show some popup with "We currently don't support custom templates, but you can share your idea with us" or something in this fashion and track the number of clicks on that button to see what's the interest to build custom templates. :)

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Shayne K
@SparelHQ
10 Jun, 23:48

oooo I like that I'm going to do it!