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Boris Mann@bmann · Full Stack
@dshan dupe http://www.producthunt.com/posts... -- no idea what the policy on that is. More like Microsoft Access than a spreadsheet. @cambel "so many solutions" is exactly the point. For example, where do you keep the list of employees + key fobs that's not just a dumb Word doc. My comment on Twitter was that I'm still looking for a DabbleDB replacement.
Campbell Macdonald@cambel · Co-Founder
@bmann @dshan DabbleDB was fucking dope, but still not a general consumer and barely prosumer. I love what they are doing, but it needs to be accessible & easy to win.
Boris Mann@bmann · Full Stack
@cambel my gut says that like @turoczy below, there are actually now tons of people ready for this. We surfed this same wave (but were too early) with hosted Drupal at Bryght, which was a web app / community construction kit. With a full mobile first interface, I think there are enough "prosumer" I've-always-wanted-something-that-does-X that the market is there. Or rather, law of large numbers -- there are enough mobile users that percentage wise the builder types end up being a large enough number. Which, I guess, is the bet for the whole company :) cc @howietl
Campbell Macdonald@cambel · Co-Founder
@bmann Hope you are right. It looks cool.
Howie Liu@howietl · Cofounder, CEO @ Airtable
@bmann @cambel @turoczy Thanks for the thoughts! We strongly believe that the relational database belongs in every knowledge worker's toolkit, and that it can be as intuitive and flexible as a spreadsheet (even more so, in fact). With truly innovative product design and engineering, the end user database can become a ubiquitous paradigm that anyone can use make structured lists (a use case for which spreadsheets are overused, and are often a poor fit).
Campbell Macdonald@cambel · Co-Founder
Very cool. I get worried when I see so MANY solutions in one product. I'll be interested to see which ones they nail. And yes, it is purty.
Rick Turoczy@turoczy · Cofounder, PIE
Patiently sitting on the waiting list. I've been looking for something exactly like this.
Derek Shanahan
@dshan · GM @ SuperRewards
A mobile-first spreadsheet tool, with templates like Investor Portfolio Companies, Personal CRM, and Event Budgeting. Very pretty, private invites - lets get the team in here and get some early access! It's purty too: /credit @bmann