Recently I have contemplated the idea of building a screen capture service for websites. I anticipate the service would provide functionality similar to Google's "Instant Preview". I also pondered the idea of archiving the screen captures and providing a history similar to the internet Wayback Machine.
After floundering on my first web application, http://four2go.gumyum.com, I'm afraid to spend lots of time and energy on another project if I cannot earn users or customers.
I feel the market segment for this type of service would include website directories, live portfolio generation for website designers, and websites in general for people who wish to keep track of the overall look of their site over time.
As an MVP I plan to build a free live web capture application to basically provide a "Gravatar" for website addresses.
Do you think anyone would use my MVP or service?
Have I missed any other market segments?
LinkPeek provides an easy to use API which enables anyone to instantly create live web page thumbnails. We provide the API free of charge, think of LinkPeek as Gravatar for web addresses.
You should check out my latest project, Remarkbox. It's a comment system that works everywhere, even static sites!