We asked mySafe Chimney founder, Leslie T. Borerwe, about building a DIY virtual chimney inspection application. Leslie is a qualified chimney inspector, software product manager and front-end developer. He chose Bubble because the no-code platform offers is easy to use and offers him the tools and support needed to build a fully functional web app.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
MySafe Chimney is a DIY virtual chimney inspection web application. With the risk associated with house fires, we have come up with this solution to help homeowners to virtually inspector their fireplaces and eliminate hazards caused by an unsafe fireplace.
How does your app work?
Our app still in its BETA phase has a simple user interface. Once you land on our home page you are greeted with our get started call to action button. This leads you to our 12-point questionnaire to gather information about your fireplace.
Once you input the data, our team of qualified chimney inspectors will manually review and generate a report on the safety of your fireplace in these categories:
- Soot buildup
- Firebox safety
- Health hazard
- Flue Safety
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
As the founder of mySafe Chimney, I am a qualified chimney inspector, Software Product manager and Front-End Developer.
I discovered bubble after months of having an idea but not having the proper infrastructure to create an MVP to validate and test my hypothesis. This led me to searching and finally Landing on bubble, which in my estimation is the best choice I have made.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
I built my app on bubble, because it is easy to use and after going through the tutorial, I could see endless possibilities of what one could accomplish with bubble. From giving logic to my app through bubble’s intelligently designed workflows and making my app visually appealing with bubbles’ vast templates in the marketplace all I had to do was spend time on the tutorial and in a week, I had already begun my journey of creating mySafe Chimney.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
As at this point of writing I have managed to create an MVP and I am in the process of testing my hypothesis whilst measuring progress. I have seen a lot of interest generated over the first two weeks of shipping my app and the metrics keep increasing on a daily basis.
What are your next steps or future plans for your app?
We plan to create an analytical based app which offers a comprehensive solution and reduce the risk associated with an unsafe chimney. mySafe Chimney plans to be more than just an app but a solution in the fireplace industry. With over 7 million homes using fireplaces in USA alone, we have plans to grab a large market share of the fireplace inspection niche virtually.
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