In 1 hour: How to Build a Content App [NoCode Video Hackathon]

Sell any content on an app (i.e. blogs, videos, workshops, recordings, events access, newsletters)

👋 I’m Zoe Chew, a product builder in tech. I’ve built & launched multiple products & apps using the rapid MVP method: sneaker apppersonal FAQmeal kit appvirtual event appSaaS trackeronline food delivery +more

🎉 Storytime

Last week, I met one of my readers through an On Deck program who has been reading Build & Launch for over the past year! Appreciation shoutout to Chuck Marvin - thank you again for your thoughtful comment and feedback on that day!

What I’m working on:

  • 🌎 Committing my time to ODF10, a 10-week fellowship program that brings together exceptional founders, builders & operators to start their next ventures. Making sure I am awake from 12 am to 4 am (Asia time) for all the program sessions in Pacific Time.

  • 🚀 Launched a new site for Build & Launch’s landing page. p/s: I love Webflow!

  • 🧪 My own product studio: creating, prototyping startup experiments internally. If you’re interested in the venture/studio model, read this article

  • 🎥 Video recording for online course materials.

  • 📚 Reading book #12 - The Art Of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • ⏰ Biohacking through nutrition, Circadian Rhythm & energy management.


🤩 Let’s talk about building things

Want to start a side hustle and monetize an online business idea?

In this 1 hour 18 min step-by-step video hackathon, you will learn:

  • Create a Content, Community + Membership app with multi-users functionality

  • Turn your content into "sellable" offerings on an app (i.e. blogs, videos, workshops, recordings, events access, newsletters)

  • Build a fully functional app, without code

  • Using Product Thinking Framework to build an app from start to finish

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📝 Test & preview the app

Start building now →

🚀 Why Video Hackathon?

  • Hack an app (nocode) at your own pace, don’t need to worry about teaming up with technical folks to start building something

  • Step-by-step video lecture & instruction, you won't feel lost

  • Equip valuable skills to turn an idea into a monetizable app

  • You don't need to quit your day job to start a side hustle

  • No hackathon prize, but you WIN when you execute an idea rather than thinking about it

🎥 Video intro & timestamp:

  • 0:00 - Introduction

  • 03:09 - Product Thinking Framework

  • 04:07 - Map Out the User Flows

  • 06:01 - Setting Up App Database

  • 12:26 - Create the Video Course Playlist

  • 14:15 - Design the App Layout for Video Playlist

  • 15:47 - Categorize Video Playlists Based on Topic

  • 19:21 - Users’ Rating & Database

  • 21:39 - Bookmark Content to a User’s Account

  • 22:48 - Create “Complete” Indicator on Watched Content

  • 26:04 - Display Progress Bar & Visualize Course Progress

  • 32:55 - User’s Account & Profile Page

  • 36:18 - Event Page & Premium Members Area

  • 45:27 - Community Feature: Post a Discussion

  • 48:22 - Community Feature: Comments Section

  • 52:13 - Newsletter Content & Bookmark Articles

  • 01:01:04 - Sell Content Membership on The App with Stripe

  • 01:08:22 - Adding “Home” Screen for Featured Content

  • 01:17:05 - Publish the App!

  • 01:18:04 - Test Drive the App on Mobile Device

  • 01:18:27 - THE END

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