Ask Product Hunt

A community-powered product search engine

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#2 Product of the WeekApril 03, 2017
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  • Marcelo RisoliWeb app developer
    Pros: 

    - Great community involvement

    - Variety of topics

    - Neatly integrated with Product Pages

    Cons: 

    - Can't see my questions on the Ask home(only on my profile)

    - No recommendations feed, either for my questions or questions that I follow

    I started with mixed feelings about PH's Ask feature because it was very MVP at first, I had difficulty finding the questions I wanted or to follow my own questions.

    But since then it has greatly improved, seeing which question a Product is recommended for within its page is awesome and it has become one of PH's top community spots.

Discussion

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Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Today, we’re introducing Ask Product Hunt, a new community-powered product search engine. As with many things we build, the idea was inspired by you. 🤗 Every day, people ask for product recommendations, often cc'ing @ProductHunt on Twitter. Now you can ask the community directly. For the past 4 weeks, we've been sharing recommendations with a small group of beta testers in response to questions like: 📱 What's one app you use a lot, that most people don't know about? by @davidspinks ✏️ What's the best app for writing on MacOS? by @venikunche ✈️ What's the easiest way to create GIFs for the web? by @veronica Would love your feedback and crazy ideas (special thanks to all the beta testers that helped so far 🙏🏼).
Michael Sitver@msitver · I build things
@rrhoover @producthunt @davidspinks @venikunche @veronica I love the idea. I think this is a great way to leverage the collective knowledge of the PH community.
Filippo Gandellini@filippo_gandellini · Pragmatical minimalist
@rrhoover @producthunt Awesome. Would be nice to have a topic/categories list and a search bar that searches trough all the questions
Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@filippo_gandellini agree! We're adding topics and search soon.
Krishna De@krishnade · Social business & live video strategist
@rrhoover @producthunt What a great idea - it would be nice to have a link to where we have contributed to answers and also submitted answers as a quick to find tab/link on our profiles
Javier Ramos@srjavierramos · Salesman, Trader, Investor, and Writer.
@rrhoover Could this evolve to something more like 21.co for @ProductHunt?🤔 Would be great to see a bitcoin reward next to the up-voting system🚀. Just saying😳
RamyPro@ramykhuffash · Founder @ Letter fuel
This update makes a huge amount of sense for the types of recommendation it's hard to search for. Kinda like a product specific Jelly/Quora. I imagine it will also turn into a super-useful resource for makers who are looking for ideas of what to build next 😉
Pierre-Marie Galite@tsunaze · entrepreneur, mobile developer/advisor
It looks like 'Ask Jelly', but just for ProductHunt; Great new feature!
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
@tsunaze EXACTLY what I initially thought too! And now that @jelly has been bought by @pinterest, there's a vacancy in this kind of platform. @rrhoover's team should reach out to Jelly's influencers (and key employees like @ehooves) and swoop in on that. Maybe even buy a list from @biz if it's not too late. I'm also really excited to see how @producthunt defines itself as a standalone #socialplatform, independent of @twitter... because after @realdonaldtrump leaves office, Twitter will start tanking again (Sorry, Twittter- I still ♥️ you). Overall, this is a really exciting time for PH to rebirth its fine social self! 😻 #tech #startups #socialmedia #ONS2017 #mondaymotivation
Jeff Eisley@jeffeisley · https://medium.com/@jeffeisley
It's about time someone tested the Quorian waters lol
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
@katesegrin I'm coming for your top spot this week Very happy that I can finally tell people. It's tough when @rrhoover swears you to secrecy🤐 The DOPEst on the planet 🚬🚬🚬🚬
KateMaker@katesegrin · Community + Product @ Product Hunt
@dredurr hahaha try all you want, I'm the queen of AskPH 😉👑
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
@dredurr you'll have to pass through me before you get to @katesegrin! Couldn't be more proud of #6! 😹
Deandre Durr☀️@dredurr · Growth Hacker
@kunalslab I'm coming after you as well. I was in the lead 2 weeks ago, then you guys blew me out the water. @katesgrin has an unfair advantage. She gets to look at the database.😡