▲ ▼ Finding makers for our product
Developing IoT or other hardware products at scale as a small startup or as a solopreneur is hard as building hardware involves various nuances such as design, development, supply-chain, logistics, manufacturing, quality control etc.
The freelancer ecosystem for software is robust enough that a minimum viable software product could be built using Gig workers, But assessing a gig worker for a hardware product is not as easy because unlike a software not two hardware product is exactly same and the freelancer marketplaces lack specific features to address issues with employing the gig worker for hardware development.
I think there's a need-gap for a marketplace which enables end-to-end hardware product development using gig workers.
I think such a marketplace can also address the need-gap in selling hardware products - /problems/256 by shipping the developed products through the gig workers themselves - /comments/1169 .