Over the past few years, we’ve hosted festivals to encourage makers to build and launch products in a sprint. It’s a bit like a hackathon, but 100% online and open to everyone in the world, not just engineers. The theme for this WFH edition was work that focuses on relief efforts (in any form) for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Surprising no one, the PH community pulled through with some amazing products. We received over 90 submissions, with more than 500 makers participating in this round. Vote for your favorites before April 24th at 11pm PST.
Here’s a little sample of some the launches you can vote for:
📚 Goodnight Zoom is connecting isolated seniors with children for remote storytime
🚫 Cancel Corona is collecting donations for 5 critical areas to support the relief effort
😊 Quarantine Together helps you create community and meet new people virtually
📱 The Awareness Chatbot is a COVID-19 chatbot for self-assessment and testing info
🙊 Chat Party let’s you host video chat parties without audio
There are many more creative products to choose from, so take a look and support a maker with your vote.
In this week’s edition of Product Hunt Radio, we talk to Josh Howarth, co-founder of Exploding Topics. Exploding Topics scours the internet to find exploding trends before they take off. We talked to Josh about his early days as a maker, how to bounce back, and what he would change if he could do things over again.
We’ll be back next week with another special guest, so be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.