Would you recommend this product?
No reviews yet
Very cool. This matches a new trend I've been seeing a lot: the marriage of human and technology curation.
@torbahax I was chatting with someone about a related topic recently. Technology is often perceived as this sterile, inhuman influence on our culture but in reality it brings us together and arguably more empathetic. Jelly, Kindly, Secret, Whisper, and PSTMRK come to mind. I wrote a bit about this several months ago. cc @jordanwalker
@rrhoover @torbahax @jordanwalker ...Is it possible that we use technology in ways that are making us less empathetic?
@jasonyogeshshah @rrhoover @torbahax It certainly changes the dynamic and one's whole perspective of a service when you realize a human is putting in their time to help you. Path Talk Placesfor instance has been really helpful to me lately and I think I appreciate it even more knowing there is another human handling my request, even if it's a call center. With my app, Kindly, people are looking out for each other every day, it's pretty inspiring.
@torbahax Yes, that's what makes us really interested in solving this problem!
Pretty cool idea.
@theforthwall Thanks! We are currently trying really hard to fulfill each and every request. From seeing quite a few requests so far, I'm noticing a lot of geographical requests(personally interest in X), mentions of their Y on big media outlets / social sites, and interestingly, bl0wj0bs. ;-)
I have always wanted something like this - a sort of IFTTT for non-structured data. It would be cool at scale where alerts could be powered by the user base and no pricing was necessary. Imagine users could submit requests for alerts and the community could submit answers. If an answer gets up-voted above threshold it would then get pushed out to the followers of the alert.
@bracco cool idea, but imagine if 4chan jumped on it.
@7ewis @bracco I think community driven alerts could work if we can build strong, kind, honest community - which I believe is a very very very difficult task. Since the notification by the nature is quite precise and time sensitive, we do not want to take the risk - quality of the notification is highest importance for us right now.
Quite a bold claim. This is the most interesting new service I've seen in some time.
This looks very cool. I like how the product is focused on solving an important human problem (i.e. "Being notified.") even if some of the initial applications might be seemingly trivial. Could see a vast range of applications. Also, interesting how it's sort of "horizontal" in this sense and bucks the trendy advice of doing exactly one very narrow thing well e.g. "Notifications for when stocks go above a certain level" (vs. Notifications). One could argue they ARE doing one thing very well - notifications. Which makes me think the whole 'Do one thing well' thing is a mirage since it's actually a subjective spectrum. Also, appreciative of how they 'remove friction' by not requiring CC until you hit $10 or more. Suspecting that dramatically helps conversion / communicates something about the human empathy behind the product (i.e. "I just want to try you all out - c'mon.") without giving the whole thing away for free.
@jasonyogeshshah We are even seeing some businessy requests as well, where they would like to monitor X about Y clients they have. The angle we are approaching on pricing is that we'd like to make easy (to implement and run, in other words, cheap) notifications available for free, to provide benefit to wide audience. Meanwhile, charging small # of customers with complex requests (harder to implement, expensive) at reasonable amount. In the end, we benefit from notifying N users with same request since cost of email/sms/push/phone notification is very small. And we are betting / willing to figure out that N will be large enough to create sustainable and valuable company.