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Ben TossellΒ β€” Community Lead, Product Hunt
Hello errybody.

First things first, credit to @mubashariqbal and @sethlouey with this - I came to them with this idea in January and without them this would be a google sheet and nothing more.

Came up with this, a third party site to host bots from the various platforms after the Slack App Directory came out and there was lots of talk around Facebook doing it with Messenger.

I'm sure others are working on this space too.

This is our very MVP version and a side project we have been chipping away at on weekends over the past few months.
There is lots in the pipeline and some tidying up to do:
- share buttons will be turned on today [EDIT] - Fixed!
- trying to figure the best way to add taglines without it looking hella ugly
- Mobile responsive

Timing is great for something like this. With the Kik launch of theirs last week and no doubt Facebook launching theirs tomorrow. Here is one not owned by the platform itself.

Big thanks to all the Alpha testers!

I also think its important to get into the maker process. Ask away :)

UPDATE/EDIT
We've had such an incredible launch yesterday, everything was blowing up. There was coverage on TechCrunch, LAUNCH ticker and Digital Trends, countless shares etc etc. Servers have been a bit up and down in patches while people decided to target us ha. Thanks for bearing with us regardless! Crazy response :)
Esteban ContrerasΒ β€” VP of Product at HYP3R
nicely done @bentossell
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Ben TossellΒ β€” Community Lead, Product Hunt
@socialnerdia thanks, as I said - credit to @mubashariqbal and @sethlouey here :)
Guy MalachiΒ β€” Chief Product Officer at Showbox
Kyle RicheyΒ β€” CEO, ConquerApathy.com
@bentossell Awesome work guys, especially for an MVP! Great logo, and love the Build a Bot category. Looking forward to seeing where this goes. Best of luck with it!
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Seth LoueyΒ β€” Product Maker & Founder
Charles JoΒ β€” Creator, Startup Study Group (SSG)
@bentossell looks good!
TamratΒ β€” Architect, Editor @ Pitcrit.com
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey This is really really cool!
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Seth LoueyΒ β€” Product Maker & Founder
@charlesjo as always, thank you for the support
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Seth LoueyΒ β€” Product Maker & Founder
Marc Anthony RosaΒ β€” Product Manager
Way to rock this @bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey! Such an awesome dream-team coming together for this :) :botdancing:

It's fantastic to see a "bot ecosystem" quickly develop around pre-existing platforms. Loving how you're jumping ahead of the trend to create this experience.

One reflection I'd love your thoughts on: It feels like there's amazing opportunity around a Botlist listing, around becoming a central listing for all bots, regardless of platform. Personally, I'm not sure I'd engage with the primary CTA of writing reviews around bots on a daily/weekly basis, although I'm sure that's just my experience. I'm wondering if you might be seeing any emerging value prop of Botlist that extends beyond users writing reviews?
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Ben TossellΒ β€” Community Lead, Product Hunt
@marc_rosa @mubashariqbal @sethlouey initial reactions so far today suggest that people really want to own their pages. So something we are discussing is around this :)
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Seth LoueyΒ β€” Product Maker & Founder
@marc_rosa Thanks Marc for the kind words. As @bentossell stated, there definitely is some potential here for Botlist. We really wanted to get this launch on PH before F8 and to see how the site would be used. We will only advance the site from here on out. :D Cheers // @mubashariqbal
Cem KozinogluΒ β€” CEO/Founder @SlashKeyboard
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey Boom! congrats @bentossell, was getting bot dizzy.
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Kevin LouΒ β€” Business Development, Beacon
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey This is incredibly cool, great work!
Adam Sterling LawrenceΒ β€” Maker and explorer.
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey Congrats on the launch :)
ajΒ β€” Maker of stuff.
Charles JoΒ β€” Creator, Startup Study Group (SSG)
@sethlouey Likewise!
levelsioΒ β€” Founder of Nomad List
Awesome work Ben! So cool to see you pushed this through and now it's out there.

Great timing now with bots getting so much press too!
Ben LangΒ β€” πŸ€”
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey amazing job! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Peter GriggsΒ β€” EIR @ Opus Logica
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey awesome resource - thanks for the great work!
Rakesh SankarΒ β€” Software Architect
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey Good work. Looks like the back-end application server is down, probably the load issue.
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Ben TossellΒ β€” Community Lead, Product Hunt
@srakesh @mubashariqbal @sethlouey thanks. ha yeah battling it since last night. been a crazy 24 hours
Richard KerbyΒ β€” Venrock
Syed Irfaq R. βš‘οΈΒ β€” Founder & CEO, Lukonet
@bentossell @mubashariqbal @sethlouey Awesome job guys! Perfect timing and great idea. So much easier to explore bots for every platform :)

Will it have submit bot feature? I assume it will and it should.

Also, Will there be a category for SDKs / Libraries that can be used for bot development?

Perhaps this could go under Build a Bot section, you might wanna add:
Telegram Bot API PHP SDK - https://telegram-bot-sdk.readme.io/ or https://telegram-bot-sdk.readme....
Repo: https://github.com/irazasyed/tel...

Shameless plug :P -- It's the No.1 PHP SDK for Telegram Bot API, Working on pushing the V3 Soon, Recommended by Telegram as well. One of the most popular Telegram bots "MyPokerBot" is built using this SDK :)
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Seth LoueyΒ β€” Product Maker & Founder
@irazasyed Awesome feedback! We have plans to continue evolving the site, but wanted to test out our MVP first. Thanks for all of the links! // @bentossell @mubashariqbal
Mike MignanoΒ β€” co-founder, @anchor
@bentossell congrats Ben and team!
Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
Glad to see this launched πŸš€ With this being the year of the bots having a central place to search _all the bots_ makes total sense πŸ‘Œ

Nicely done team πŸ€–

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