by Cesare Rocchi

Pinboard turns Seven

tags: saas

Whoever runs a SaaS should take some inspiration from Pinboard, which recently turned seven.

I am not aware of many services that are run just by one person and lasted seven years.

Here’s some aspects that I like:

  • no fuss
  • simple design
  • focus on ONE thing (bookmarking)
  • focus on a simple thing (thus easy to explain)
  • good timing (launched when announced the shutdown)
  • keep the cost of the infrastructure low

I am following all of this rules for my services. I know it’s not a guarantee of success, but they all make sense to me.