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ethan
Maker
I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
Hi I am Ethan, who made Ethan, a messaging app for messaging Ethan. Ask me anything I'm here. To chat privately, find me on Ethan.
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Jonathan Tzou
Co-Founder, Rupie // Founder, Optix Data
@gliechtenstein I would pay to have an app like this built/hosted for me. *hint hint*
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Jeff ShinDesign @ 500px
@jtzou tomorrow: 'Jonathan - a messaging app for messaging Jonathan'
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Mack Flavelle
one foot in front of the other
@jtzou but seriously, can this be white labeled? Not even sure where that gets us- but sounds interesting. Mack needs an app.
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Miles Matthias
Builder @ Stripe
@gliechtenstein I'd love one of these for myself too! It's especially interesting for marketing/engagement purposes when you consider: email < sms < push notifications...
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Srikrishnan Ganesan
Building Freshchat @ Freshworks
@miles_matthias I have the white label solution for this :). No, seriously. With an ability for you to segment "your" app users and send bulk messages as well :)
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Greg Galant
CEO of Muck Rack & The Shorty Awards
I think this could scale if Ethan can hire more people named Ethan.
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Sterling Toth
Co-creator of EpicMealTime, CEO Polyb.it
Ethan is the new Tom from myspace.
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Derek Shanahan
VP Growth @ Exer
@rrhoover Boom. Viral.
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Pieter Walraven
Founder & Product @ Pie - pie.co
@rrhoover Need a 'As seen on Product Hunt' badge.
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ethan
Maker
I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
@rrhoover I like "Some Guy Named Ethan Made An App Called 'Ethan' That Lets Anyone Message Him. What Happened Next Will Blow Your Mind" better
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Tom Masiero
GM of LaunchBit
@gliechtenstein Any updates on the personal ethan clones?
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
So bespoke. :) I like experimental products. What's the idea behind this, @gliechtenstein?
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ethan
Maker
I made Textcast, Ethan, RubCam
@rrhoover I wanted a fast way for my friends to message me--simply by opening the app--which is the only feature of the app. Also I've been off Facebook for a while so this is one way for people to reach me. Plus I own all the data. Also I can cut off annoying people easily if I wanted to. But then random people started downloading and I became sort of a virtual assistant at one point, finding music for romantic dinner or animes with dragons for them. Sometimes it's hard because they keep asking me questions while i'm sleeping. That's why I added the rules on the home page. I can see many different ways this can go (Already I'm meeting so many people coming from PH). But imagine a world where everyone can have their own chat app. You can have your own Ryan app easily if you wanted to! I posted here because I wanted to know what all the imaginative people on ProductHunt can see in this. Would love thoughts.
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Thanks for the lunch recommendations, Ethan (@gliechtenstein). This is actually quite interesting. @itamarok compared it to everyone's favorite AIM bot, SmarterChild. (cc @beller @shaanvp) What kind of questions do people ask?
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Tom Masiero
GM of LaunchBit
@gliechtenstein Off the top of my head this would be great way for people seeking to ask questions about the bible to send them to me.
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Eddie Wharton
Data Scientist, Dinner Lab
@rrhoover bespoke apps are the new black. I think they are starting to become status symbols for some. Also, @gliechtenstein did we just help you pass the Turing Test?
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Karen X. Cheng
I make viral videos
@rrhoover One of the few times I've seen 'bespoke' used accurately and non-ironically. Or was it ironically?
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