Copterlist

Find and compare awesome drones using data 🚁

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#4 Product of the DayMay 13, 2018

Copterlist is a solo-project I've been building to help find awesome drones based on manufacturer and crowd sourced data.

Compare drones on features like price, brand, category, camera resolution and more.

I've just recently added the ability to rate drones on features like coolness, durability and ease to fly!

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Josh Bitossi
Josh BitossiMaker@josh_bitossi · Launching Plus Merchants @ Shopify
Howdy 👋Copterlist is a solo-side project I've been working on for a few of months. Previously I created Built with Shopify, so I knew how great filtered and data-driven content could be. As someone who was working and travelling full-time, I was visiting Nomadlist almost every day. In his IH interview, Peter mentioned how the crowdsourced data model should be applied to other industries, and it inspired me to create a similar model around another field I love - drones! Building - I've linked a medium article where I discuss what went into building the initial product. I've since added a bunch of features including the crowd sourced component. It's built from the ground up using Node.js and hoping to use this template for other industries in the future. Growth - Initially I'm looking to gain as many crowd sourced data points as possible to make the site's reviews unique and valuable. I've created a new Slack community where people can discuss this data and other points of interest. Monetization - The site uses Amazon affiliate links at the moment, since this site is really designed for people at the final stages of the purchasing decision. In the future, I'd like to expand on this, but also potentially monetise the Slack community. Ask: - If you own a drone, I'd love if you would leave a review on the site. - If you see data that's not correct or am missing a drone, send me a message or let me know in the comments. - If you're interested in keeping up to date, join the newsletter - If you want to connect with other drone owners to discuss new tech, news, regulations in your location etc, the Slack community is free to join.
Dainis Kanopa
Dainis Kanopa@dainiskanopa · Revenue sharing online
Unusual to have some many upvotes at the start of the day! 39 already. When I checked most are new profiles, without any history, no followers yet, etc. How you can explain this?
Josh Bitossi
Josh BitossiMaker@josh_bitossi · Launching Plus Merchants @ Shopify
@dainiskanopa yeah I’ve been following that as well and I’m really not sure. I hunted it yesterday my time (25 hours ago) and started getting such votes almost straight away. It clearly doesn’t help, since I was at one point higher then most of top ten in votes alone but wasn’t on the popular list. Products that have votes from lots of established hunters easily outrank me. And I think that’s a good thing
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job !! 😊 Will check it out !! Interesting concept you have there
Josh Bitossi
Josh BitossiMaker@josh_bitossi · Launching Plus Merchants @ Shopify
Thanks @ayush_chandra! Would love your thoughts.
Luca Spanjaard
Luca Spanjaard@luca_spanjaard · BrewTo.Eu
Hi Josh. Nice job! Found a small glitch: when filters are set to 'Photography' and '<$750', the highest and lowest price sorting don't work. That is, setting them doesn't sort prices. Not sure if only when these specific filters are set.
Josh Bitossi
Josh BitossiMaker@josh_bitossi · Launching Plus Merchants @ Shopify
@luca_spanjaard interesting 🤔I redid some of the filtering last week so I could use numeric values instead of grouping things into categories. Might be something to do with that so I'll fix it up. Thanks!!