Islands connects you to the groups you care about at college. It's your directory of the people, places, and communities you want to be a part of.

Never miss what's happening on your campus again. Find out who's at your school and their Instagrams and Snapchats. Find out what's happening right now. Never miss out on that cool party again.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
The launch video is slicccckkk. I've been following Islands for a while although I'm not a user (college was a decade ago for me 👴🏼). @gregisenberg How have you managed to keep the community and discourse healthy when people can remain anonymous? The toxicity anonymity can enable has killed other platforms, like Secret and Yik Yak.
Greg Isenberg
Greg IsenbergMaker@gregisenberg · CEO, Islands
@rrhoover Thanks Ryan! Keeping the community healthy and happy is super key. Some of our team are early team at ex-Yik Yak, so we talk about YY all the time. The founder of Yik Yak Tyler Droll is an advisor to Islands. We won't launch a school without a community manager at that school. We've built some sophisticated reporting tools to help make sure the conversation is positive. We'll be implementing some machine learning tools to automate a lot of what we're doing manually. That's actually the same formula we used at our last company 5by (a video curation app). We curated videos manually, learned the process and then eventually automated using ML.
KP
KPPro@thisiskp_ · Maker, entrepreneur, product nerd
@gregisenberg @rrhoover College is always an exciting landscape for young social apps. A bit challenging to execute flawlessly now than early web 1.0 days because people have figured out ways to circumnavigate checks and spread harassment online. Glad you are thinking about it from your start. Looking forward to trying it out if you expand it beyond colleges one day :)
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Services for startups
@rrhoover @gregisenberg yeh agree, the video is slick! How was it made?
Greg Isenberg
Greg IsenbergMaker@gregisenberg · CEO, Islands
@rrhoover @thisiskp_ Amen! Thanks for the kind words!
Greg Isenberg
Greg IsenbergMaker@gregisenberg · CEO, Islands
@bentossell Internally with some help from a friend! #startuplife
Ben Basche
Ben Basche@basche42 · Product Marketing at Layer
Very cool use of SnapKit
Greg Isenberg
Greg IsenbergMaker@gregisenberg · CEO, Islands
@basche42 Thanks Ben!
Marc Champagne
Marc Champagne@marcchampagne · Co-Founder, Kyō App
Has been awesome to watch the journey evolve. Congrats to you and the team @gregisenberg !
Tiffany Willson
Tiffany Willson@tiffwillson
Congrats on v2 launch!! New features look awesome 😊👍🏻
Edison Espinosa@edisonjoao6871 · Founder @ Foxie, & EJ
how long have you been working on this? I see from the comments that there was a v1, just curious
Greg Isenberg
Greg IsenbergMaker@gregisenberg · CEO, Islands
@edisonjoao6871 Since 2016