Hardbound 2.0

Introducing The Nightcap, a quick visual summary of the news

#5 Product of the DayNovember 28, 2016

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Nathan Bashaw
Maker
@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
Hey Product Hunt! We're really excited to show you what we've been working on for the past couple months :) When we first launched Hardbound two months ago, we knew we wanted to expand the kinds of stories that were on our app as quickly as possible. It's hard to get a lot of use out of an app that only has new content once a week. So this update introduces our second "channel" into Hardbound, and it's called The Nightcap. The Nightcap is a quick, visual summary of the most important / interesting events that happen every day. I was interested in working on this because I've always felt like reading the news was kind of boring, and found it really hard to stay on top of what's happening. So The Nightcap is kind of like our regular weekly stories in that it seeks to really help you understand the news, and therefore make it much more interesting. We don't do original reporting (yet) but for now we just try to create a more succinct and satisfying explanation of the headlines that are already out there each day. For more details, read @willhoekenga's awesome blog post: https://medium.com/@willhoekenga... We hope you love it, and I'd love to get a discussion going here! If you have any questions or feedback I'd love to hear it. My question for you, to kick things off, is how do you currently keep up with the news? Is it important to you? Why? I'd love to learn from you! Thanks so much!
Salvador Sotelo@soulashell · A&R, Tenampa Recordings
@nbashaw It's great that The Nightcap is now on Hardbound!
Anthony Pompliano@apompliano · Product Manager, Facebook
@nbashaw looks great! I normally get my news from Twitter or email newsletters. Mainly try to stay informed on current events, while also understanding the "why" or "how" of larger stories. I've found that these deeper dives make me think more critically about issues - one of the more rewarding habits I've developed in 2016!
Adam Marx@adammarx13 · Freelance writer/editor and music addict
@nbashaw Congrats on a great launch! Was super excited to hear about The Nightcap when we met in NYC a couple weeks ago, I think it could really evolve how people interact with Hardbound. Will be interested to see how it impacts the quality of the stories which come out! 😃
Nathan Bashaw
Maker
@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
@adammarx13 @apompliano @soulashell thanks for the feedback!! Glad you're enjoying it so far
Thomas Didrel@tototoolco · UI UX Designer
@nbashaw about how I keep up with the news: I search for and read news articles for deep dives on specific subjects but i rely on a few apps for daily summaries of a broader spectrum.
sri@sridhar_kondoji · No Fluff Just Stuff skills tracker
@nbashaw @willhoekenga Currently i spend lot of time browsing different news sites including google news, twitter. Thats clearly a waste of time. Is this news aggregator?
Will Hoekenga
Maker
@willhoekenga · Copygrad.com
@sridhar_kondoji @nbashaw I'd describe it as curation rather than aggregation. We select just a handful of what we think are the most important/interesting stories of the day and condense them into quick, visual summaries that help you understand them better, rather than just bringing together a massive list of published stories.
sri@sridhar_kondoji · No Fluff Just Stuff skills tracker
@willhoekenga @nbashaw Thx for the clarification. Would definitely give it a try
Will Hoekenga
Maker
@willhoekenga · Copygrad.com
@sridhar_kondoji @nbashaw Awesome! Would love to hear your feedback after you've checked it out
James Requa@james_requa · CEO & Founder at Carte Blanche
@nbashaw great work! This sorta reminds me of a more educational version of Snapchat news. I do think the future trend will be more of this kind of byte-sized presentation style news.
Bikram Agarwal@vicky_buddie
I wish this was available on Android.
Nathan Bashaw
Maker
@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
@vicky_buddie someday!
Bikram Agarwal@vicky_buddie
@nbashaw "Someday sounds a lot like the thing people say when they actually mean never." - Dolores (Westworld) :P
Manny Orduña@manny_orduna
Has anyone found an app like Wildcard yet, which grouped news by topic? i.e. all posts about "Obama" + "healthcare" were under one tab featuring multiple sources. Or an app which separates actual facts to "we are reporting" = "we don't know anything and are functioning on hearsay" With that said, this looks interesting, to just take a glance at what the key trending topics are for the day, rather than be saturated with repetitive rubbish.
Nathan Bashaw
Maker
@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
@mannyorduna Hey, thanks! Glad you like it :) I really like those ideas
Abhilash Jain@findabhilash · Product Marketing / Growth
This is great, looking forward to an Android version soon.
Heath W. Black@heathwblack · Funemployed as hell.
I've been loving The Nightcap. Before and after the election, it's proven a source of clarity and truth in my daily news digestion. I love that it's easily consumable, and gets rid of the unnecessary fluff contained within most news and kind of reminds me of Circa in that regard.
Nathan Bashaw
Maker
@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
@heathwblack thank you!! 🙏🏼
Will Hoekenga
Maker
@willhoekenga · Copygrad.com
@heathwblack Thanks, Heath! Much appreciated.