From 9-5 to a SaaS Product!

Rohtang La Pass
Choudhary Abdullah
Choudhary Abdullah
Founder - SuperDev Pro

On a warm June evening in 2022, I was sitting with a childhood friend in a rooftop cafe alongside the Yamuna river, a rare sight in Delhi’s bustling cityscape. Having just resigned from my job 2-3 months ago, I wanted to build something with the hope of never returning to a traditional 9-5.

We discussed startups, ideas, and building products. But, truth be told, we felt stuck, nothing seemed to click, no amazing lightbulb moments. I got home later that day, and this idea of an all-in-one browser extension for web development popped into my head. Without really thinking it through, no real plan, no market research, I just... started coding. And that, weirdly enough, is how SuperDev Pro was born.

Okay, I’ll Build It Myself

This idea was born out of my own problem. Back in 2021, I was juggling between a lot of browser extensions for my own web development work. But all these extensions lacked features, had bugs, or had inconsistent UI. I needed something better and more powerful, so I decided to build it myself.

For the first 7 months of the building journey, SuperDev Pro was completely free. It felt like a long time, considering I had no other sources of income, and people started asking if SuperDev Pro would generate any revenue at all. I, too, after all, was unsure if things would work or not.

On the other hand, building this extension was also challenging, especially as a first-time browser extension developer, and that too while the Chrome API was undergoing significant changes. I spent months diving into MDN, Chrome API docs, and Stack Overflow to figure out how browsers work and learned intricate details of building a Chrome extension.

SuperDev Pro Goes Viral

After working on the extension for 3 straight months, 7 days a week, 14 hours a day 😬, I made it open-source and launched it on Chrome Web Store in October 2022 and on ProductHunt in November 2022; no website yet. The response was incredible: 200+ upvotes, 45+ comments, and 300+ installs through ProductHunt that week.

ProductHunt Launch

Then in December, things got even more exciting — we trended in Japan due to a tweet (96k views) along with a blog by a prominent handle and gained traction in Korea thanks to another blog post by a well-known website. I believe both of them knew about SuperDev Pro from the ProductHunt launch. All this led to 1000s of installs!

SuperDev Pro Goes Paid

February 1, 2023 marked a significant milestone 🎉: the launch of SuperDev Pro’s paid version. From day one, free users began converting to the paid version.

Gumroad Sales

I also launched SuperDev Pro on a few more platforms and built a fantastic website that improved our conversion rate by 4x. It’s been a year since launching the paid version, and the goal of avoiding a traditional 9-5 job has been achieved.

Over the past 23 months, SuperDev Pro evolved from a personal necessity into a robust tool that addresses the daily challenges developers and designers face with 11000+ lines of code and 150+ updates. Seeing it used by 5000+ awesome folks with paid users from 35+ countries and a rating of 4.7 stars on the Chrome Web Store and 4.6 stars on ProductHunt is incredibly fulfilling.

Moon Heights Cafe

Sharing Do’s and Dont’s

As the creator of SuperDev Pro, I was recently invited by Google Developer Student Clubs at Jamia Hamdard University to speak at the GDSC LaunchPad, where I shared my experience and insights on how to (and how not to) build startups.

This whole experience of building SuperDev Pro has been a huge learning curve — figuring out how to build a software product that people actually need, making it easy to use, and designing it well. Along the way, I’ve learned how to create a landing page that really works, write content that connects, implement different marketing strategies, tell engaging stories, and so much more.

Used by Thousands

SuperDev Pro is used by 5000+ awesome folks around the world to deliver world-class websites. See what they have to say.

Love this tool

Love this tool! As a developer, I must have tried it and it is awesome.

Martin Moravek
Founder - Minimalist Phone
Martin Moravek

Awesome addition to toolkit

The user experience is intuitive and easy to navigate. An awesome addition to my toolkit.

Fahad Ahmad
Developer - Accenture
Fahad Ahmad

Makes job much easier

That’s great! It will make every designer and developer’s job so much easier 💪.

Laurentiu Stefan
Growth Marketer
Stefan Laurentiu

Very useful extension

Great work. As a developer, I can really say that this is a very useful extension.

Rishabh Kanojiya
Developer - Fynd
Rishabh Kanojiya

Going to love this

Developers and designers are going to love this!

Shushant Lakhyani
Founder - Digital Disruptor
Shushant Lakhyani

Can replace multiple tools

Wow, this looks cool, it can actually replace multiple tools I use. Thank you!

Jose Gutierrez
Product Manager - Hostt
Jose Gutierrez

Extremely useful

Extremely useful features for me as a designer. Great job!

Amir Equbal
Founder - Basira Studio
Amir Equbal

Life saver for coders

The extension is a life saver and would improve dramatically production times for developers and coders. I use it daily and purchased the PRO for this reason.

Fabrizio Spanu
Founder - Digital Fastmind
Fabrizio Spanu

Super user-friendly

Wow, this is a super user-friendly widget for designers! Can’t tell you how much UI/UX designers hate using the browser console.

Biro Florin
Founder - Goos.ly
Biro Florin

Very useful for nerds

I am so excited to use this. It looks great and is very useful for us nerds.

Luke Eischen
Founder - MagicFortune
Luke Eischen

Like the way it works

A really potent tool for designers and developers, I really like the way it works.

Radu Tudosescu
Growth - Promocrat
Radu Tudosescu

Whole toolkit in the browser

Promising! With all its features, it’s like having a whole toolkit right in your browser.

Johannes Frank
Founder | Creator
Johannes Frank

Great extension for devs

Great extension for frontend devs. Page ruler is an amazing feature.

Ahmad Hassan
Founder - Kaksha.live
Ahmad Hassan

Transformed browsing

It’s packed with features that make my life much easier and more efficient.

Aryan Khan
Developer - LineupX
Aryan Khan

Quite handy tool

Quite handy tool! Picking colors and Text Edit are my favorites :)

Ramiro Guerrero
Software Engineer - Zoe
Ramiro Guerrero

Nice addition to toolbelt

A nice addition to a developer or designer’s toolbelt. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will definitely get some value from this.

Micah Odell
Developer - Orr Fellow
Micah Odell

Awesome plugin

This plugin is awesome and really easy to use.

Mohammad Omar
Design Lead - Gurucool
Mohammad Omar

Build beautiful websites faster

SuperDev Pro has been extensively used while building this website, so if you love this website, you will love SuperDev Pro too. Join web developers and designers from 35+ countries who have already said goodbye to tedious debugging with Inspect Element.