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We are at a pivotal moment of our company's path. We were running short on money (not anymore!) and had a product that still has a lot of bugs & performance issues, and not a crystal clear product direction.
We're making some revenue, but not enough to sustain operations.
We realized although its a valuable feature to search your browsing history, its not solving a super frequent and painful problem for users. Therefore having this feature as our main feature has not been a good idea.
We spent so much time on building the search and with it also 30-50% more time on every new feature because of interdependencies with the amount of data produced.
End2End encrypted sync, backup, search performance, search filters, all were directly or indirectly necessary to work much better than we can afford. We're just 2.5 devs.
Essentially it boils down to one question: Where can we provide most value with the least amount of effort?
Listening closer to our audience and prioritising well it was clear that there were still 2 main issues right now: