From 9-5 to a SaaS Product!

Rohtang La Pass, Himalayas
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 two 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. Later that night, I got home 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

The idea was born out of my own frustration. Back in 2021, I was wrestling with 10+ browser extensions to inspect, edit, and refine websites. But all these extensions either lacked features, had bugs, or had inconsistent UI. I needed something better, so I decided to build it myself.

But building this extension was a challenging journey, especially as a first-time browser extension developer, and that too while Chrome API was undergoing significant changes. I spent months diving into MDN and Chrome API docs to figure out how browsers work and read about almost everything CSS.

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 ProductHunt in October 2022; no website yet. The response was incredible: 200+ upvotes, 50+ comments, and 300+ installs through ProductHunt that week.

Then in December, things got even more exciting - we trended in Japan due to a tweet (96k views) with a blog by a prominent handle and gained traction in Korea thanks to another blog post by a well-known website. 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. 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.

The Moon Heights Cafe, Delhi

Over the past 19 months, SuperDev Pro evolved from a personal necessity into a robust tool that addresses the daily challenges developers and designers face with 12000+ lines of code and 100+ updates. Seeing it used by 3000+ developers with paid users from 30+ countries is incredibly fulfilling.

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 something people actually need, making it simple to use, and designing it well. Along the way, I’ve picked up how to create landing pages that work, experimented with different marketing channels, and dug into SEO with the help of tools like Ahrefs.

Heck, I even used AI tools like Gemini, ChatGPT, and Claude to get stuff done faster. The best part? Connecting with and learning from other creators’ journeys on IndieHackers and Twitter – that’s been a game-changer. So, if you’re the kind of person who loves solving problems and building stuff, my advice is just dive in! You’ll be surprised at everything you pick up along the way.

Used by Thousands

SuperDev Pro is used by 3000+ awesome folks around the world to deliver world-class websites. See what they have to say.

Excellent addition to toolkit

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

Fahad Ahmad
Developer - Accenture
Review By 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
Review By Stefan Laurentiu

Awesome Plugin

This plugin is awesome and really easy to use.

Mohammad Omar
Design Lead - Gurucool
Review By Mohammad Omar

Quite handy tool

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

Ramiro Guerrero
Stories - QuillSt
Review By Ramiro Guerrero

Going to love this

Developers and designers are going to love this!

Shushant Lakhyani
Founder - Digital Disruptor
Review By 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
Review By Jose Gutierrez

Extremely useful

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

Amir Equbal
Founder - Basira Studio
Review By 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
Review By 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 -
Review By 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
Review By 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
Review By 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
Review By Johannes Frank

Great extension for developers

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

Ahmad Hassan
Developer - Polygon
Review By Ahmad Hassan

Awesome addition to toolbelt

An awesome 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
Review By Micah Odell

Very useful extension

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

Rishabh Kanojiya
Developer - Fynd
Review By Rishabh Kanojiya

Love this tool

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

Martin Moravek
Founder - Minimalist Phone
Review By Martin Moravek

Transformed browsing

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

Aryan Khan
Developer - LineupX
Review By Aryan Khan

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 30+ countries who have already said goodbye to tedious debugging with Inspect Element.