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Johannes Berger
@triplejberger · Co-founder & CEO, Mimo
Hey there makers! Love the concept! Really do! But wait! I think I have seen this somewhere. Yeah this looks like my app Swifty (swifty-app.com). The main menu, the chapter menus, even the code view and the output view looks exactly like my app. Even some of the text looks like my text. I wonder how much creativity went into your app.
NB
@nathantbernard · CEO @ Lrn
@triplejberger We're big fans of Swifty and it was definitely one of the many inspirations we found when putting together a mobile solution. Don't think any of the content would be similar to you guys though! This is just a V1 for us, excited to see where you guys and ourselves go in the future! Happy to chat sometime as well.
Emmanuel Aremu
@earemu · Digital Marketing Exec
@triplejberger shots fired
Johannes Berger
@triplejberger · Co-founder & CEO, Mimo
@earemu @triplejberger "it was definitely one of the many inspirations" - looks like it. Don’t get me wrong here. I really want more people to learn how to code. What bugs me is that everything looks exactly the same. Everything.
NB
@nathantbernard · CEO @ Lrn
@triplejberger You are entitled to your opinion of course, but we are huge fans of apps like Codecademy: Code Hour, Swifty, Duolingo & Code School and they all contributed to the product design! I don't see any content overlap between us, we are both doing unique, interesting ideas. We will always hold Swifty in the highest regards :)
Ben Wheeler
@benjiwheeler · Developer, independent
@triplejberger This is an interesting question that the indy video game community has had to address and continues to address. Whether or not this particular example crosses a line of similarity, it would be helpful for @producthunt to comment on whether they feel there is a line beyond which they would not be comfortable promoting an app. Has this been an issue for video game hunt?
Mary Green
@marygreenim · online marketing strategist
@nathantbernard @triplejberger It's interesting to think there is no content overlap if the coding and design is quite similar. Coding is content (in my mind) and design definitely is content- see logo trademarks. I guess what I'm saying is it's better to tred the line of inspiration/copy by avoiding it.
Ace Green
@acegreen1989
@triplejberger Though I see the similarities in term of UI and such, its main function is different. This app targets JS developers while yours targets SWIFT. I already downloaded your app because I love SWIFT. Unless of course you hold a patent on the UI design or think this apps developer somehow got a hold of your source code.

Speaking of your app Swifty, did you think of making an ad based model. Learning is one of the few things you need to be sit down for a few hours to do it all the while ads would be running. Only a hand full of categories can make you do that. I use an ad based approach for my app Chronic Timer because again its an app you put down in front of you while working out or such and therefore have a continuous flow of ads.
Simone Brunozzi
@simon · VP, Chief Technologist
@nathantbernard @triplejberger I can't believe this answer. Are you serious?