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You'll get this exact site. All you'll need to get started is a great product.
Selftstarter is a starting point for you to build your own solution. It is set up to collect reservations using Amazon Payments, but you can choose you own provider too.
We've kept Selfstarter really simple, but that also means that you should beef it up with your own authentication, administration and product management code.
Most of what you need to get started is in the Readme. Selfstarter is based on Ruby on Rails, and we've tried to break up all of the different parts in a sensible fashion.
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You'll need to create an Amazon Seller Central account. Afterwards, get your access key and secret key from the "Integration" tab on your AWS account. Click here for more info.
Once you have your access key and secret key, head over to
The faq is a partial located in
summary tag is the title, the
p is the body. Make sure to add an
li tag for each FAQ entry.
The best way is in
config/settings.yml. It has variables for several different parts, the YouTube video, the product name, the call to action button ("Fork Now"), and several more.
Head over to
app/assets/stylesheets/variables.css.scss. It makes it easy to change around the elements used throughout the HTML.
Alternatively, you can dive right into the CSS, have a look at
Hardware startups are less welcome on Kickstarter than they were 6 months ago. We needed to roll our own kickstarter, so we did. Other hardware startups probably will too, so we made it easier for them by open sourcing our way of doing it.
It's a Ruby on Rails app that makes heavy use of SCSS, Kickstarter's wonderful
amazon_flex_pay gem, and a hint of CoffeeScript.
We recommend using Heroku. We include a Procfile for you, so all you need to do is:
Install the Heroku Toolbelt
heroku create in Selfstarter's folder
git push heroku master in Selfstarter's folder