Maître Viral Referral Waiting List

Create a viral waiting list in 60 seconds

#5 Product of the MonthFebruary 2016
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Setup successful refer-a-friend style waiting lists, sweepstakes & lead-magnets in minutes, not days.

👉 It works on your website

👉 No developer needed

👉 Built-in marketing automation

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Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
Hi hunters! I'm Manuel, the maker of Maître. Maître comes out of a personal need: make the products I'm working on go viral! I studied the launch of successful products such as MailBox, DropBox and RobinHood (thanks @bentossell for mentioning it) and I realised I could do something similar! I put my head down and after 5 days Maître was born. I beta-tested the product for a month and the results were exceptional to say the least. So I put my head down again, this time to create a widget really anyone could use, and 3 days after, Maître was live. Since then many friends have used it for a wide variety of reasons. Friends startuppers who wanted to launch a new product, writers who wanted to engage with their readers before the launch of the book, event organisers who wanted to generate buzz before an event and much more. Maître is a copy/paste widget that can be embedded on any webpage. It's basically a waiting list with a referral system built in. People are rewarded when signing up their friends by getting ahead in the queue. It also integrates natively with MailChimp and supports webhooks & callbacks, so that you can really customise it they way you want. I can't wait to see what you guys create :) I'm looking forward to all your questions! PS: There is a special deal waiting for you.. (actually 2 :P) ***UPDATE*** We have launched our APIs! => https://www.producthunt.com/tech...
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@mnlfrgr This looks great. I can't wait to try this when I find a product that suits it.
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@msitver Thanks Michael! PS: You should take advantage of our promotion and get unlimited Maître widgets for 3 months for just $24 ;)
John Proksch-Whaley@johnrwhaley · Hardware & Digital Designer
@mnlfrgr @bentossell Hi Manuel! This product looks incredible. Question: Your landing page says, "If we finish first in the Tech category at the end of the day, every upvoter gets Maître for $15..." Looks like that's gonna happen. Does this mean we'd all get it for $15 for 3 months? Do you have more details about this deal? You also mention "jumping the queue" for $49 to be one of the 200 this week to get it for "free" when adding our emails to your wait list. Does that mean it'd be free for a month, 3 months, for life? Trying to decide if I should do the $24 deal or not, but I'm confused by some of these other offers you've got on the table... Thanks! :)
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@johnrwhaley @bentossell Hi John, sorry if that was confusing! Let me clarify. Maître "retail" price is $49 per widget. You have a chance, every week, to get it for free if you signup to our waiting list (yes, we use Maître :P) and end up in the top 200. The Product Hunt offer works this way: - You can buy 3 months of unlimited widgets today for $24 (50% OFF the price of 1 widget). - You can wait until tomorrow and hope we make it to the top of PH. If that happens, then every person who has up voted Maître AND has signed up to the waiting list (it's the only way to cross-check upvoters) gets 1 widget for $15. So it's your choice if you want to get the 3 months unlimited widgets for $24 or a chance at 1 widget tomorrow for $15 :)
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@mnlfrgr I took a risk and bought it. I don't buy many products like this, so keep doing what you're doing.
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@msitver Thanks Michael. I'm sure you won't be disappointed :)
John Proksch-Whaley@johnrwhaley · Hardware & Digital Designer
@mnlfrgr @bentossell Cool! Thanks for breaking that down. Looks like you're clearly on your way to being #1 on ProductHunt by the end of day. Never seen anyone "hack" the #1 spot like this on PH. It's a good way to get people to upvote. Clever!
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
Yo @mnlfrgr . When I try to create more than one list, it redirects me back to the payment page. This is really annoying (but admittedly a tiny bug, you can probably fix this fast). Let me know when you've got that fixed.
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@msitver Hi Michael, yes that's a glitch! Sorry for that. I'll fix that right now.
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@mnlfrgr Thanks.
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@mnlfrgr P.S. You should build in GA conversion tracking (when you have time).
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@msitver This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it Michael :)
Dilyar Askar@dilyaraskar · Canadian Entrepreneur pioneering;
@mnlfrgr @johnrwhaley @bentossell Hey man, superb idea and project so far! Really impressed. Now my problem is, I bought it for $24, but when I try to add a new list its asking me to pay again. Wasn't I suppose to have 3 months of unlimited? Thanks!
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@dilyaraskar @johnrwhaley @bentossell Hi Dilyar, yes you're right. There is a small glitch in the system that is preventing you from creating multiple waiting lists. I'm fixing it as we speak, I apologies for any inconvenience!
Dilyar Askar@dilyaraskar · Canadian Entrepreneur pioneering;
@mnlfrgr No worries, thanks for the help. Now, once this 3 months passes, how will I decide which one I want to keep? Can I pay $15 now, so that I am guaranteed at least 2 lists? Another suggestion is, I think the price you are giving us now is perfect, the regular price is too high for something like this IMO and may lower sale potential in the future. I recommend you lower it now while you have attention. For the current price, people can buy a whole WordPress theme!
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@dilyaraskar great feedback. We will think about pricing strategies these days.
Dilyar Askar@dilyaraskar · Canadian Entrepreneur pioneering;
@mnlfrgr Thanks, mind answering the other notes I had made? What should I do? Also when you fix this issue, I would appreciate an update. Thanks!
confused techie @itsshashank · Full Stack Dev
@mnlfrgr @bentossell Looks like everybody will be getting $15 on maitre. I had a question, also is there anyway to check ur current position in the queue for the users ?
Chema@deambulando · Founder @yclascom @openclassifieds
@mnlfrgr Really cool but you have a huge problem: Any disposable email works... I can jump virtually to the first position in a matter of minutes by automating the email submission. At least disable disposable emails. Please take a look to https://www.producthunt.com/tech...
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@deambulando Hi Chema, this is a valid point, we are going to add that tomorrow (it was already in the pipeline :) ).
George Johnston@georgedjohnston · Founder @IncuBusLondon Maker @maitre_app
Hunters! The internet has suggested some other use cases for Maitre.. Some ideas are; - Waitlists for events (Set event to waitlist only to create exclusivity and then share to get ahead) - New product iteration launches. E.g. We're now launching a new version, join the beta queue. Awesome for apps like CityMapper where you can't wait to get your hands on it. - Crowdfunding campaigns! Any other thoughts? :)
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
Looks like the same process Robinhood used for their campaign. I believe they used Kickoff Labs (EDIT: I have been told they did not) This was the post written about it: How to setup a viral waiting list launch page like Robinhood with KickoffLabs
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@bentossell Indeed Ben. The process is relatively straightforward: reward people to generate buzz around your product, but the key ingredient is of course a great product first. And RobinHood definitely is one. ;)
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@mnlfrgr yeah it doesn't matter what kind of 'viral campaign' you build around it. If the product is shit then it won't work. How does this differ from Kickoff Labs then?
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@bentossell Kickoff Labs is a great product and I've used it for my projects many times, however it is substantially different from Maître, which I see as a simple tool that does one and ONLY one thing but very well. In its essence, Maître is a copy & paste widget, super easy to use even for people with no coding experience, but at the same time completely customisable (with javascript callbacks) for the experienced developer.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@mnlfrgr In what ways is it 'substantially different'? It being a copy & paste widget is great! but other than that it effectively looks the same to me? Maybe I'm missing something
Samuel Roy@samuelroy_ · CEO @mQment.com - Behavioral Analytics
@bentossell Robinhood used prefinery.com for their waiting list, not Kickoff Labs. Kickoff Labs did a nice job with their blog post to shed some lights to their product. I tried both and I find Prefinery much easier to use.
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@bentossell Kickoff Labs is a fully featured platform to create landing pages. You use Kickoff INSTEAD of your own landing page. On the other hand, you use Maître ON TOP of your existing website. This gives you full control over the look & feel of the widget, but you can go as far as customising the behaviour using javascript callbacks (https://maitreapp.co/docs#callbacks) and webhooks (https://maitreapp.co/docs#webhooks). Does this answer your question?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@samuelroy_ Ahh got you! They phrased the blog cleverly then to gain some attention ;) My bad! @mnlfrgr Yeah, didn't realise that was an all-or-nothing solution
Sam Doshi@samir_doshi · Co Founder @ Relayo.com
Gonna use this ASAP - no kidding
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@samir_doshi Hi Samir, Glad you like it :) You should take advantage of today special offer then ;)
Ilyas Hassani@ilyashassani · App Entrepreneur
Amazing Hunt !
Manuel Frigerio
Maker
@mnlfrgr · Maker of @maitre_app / CTO EventNinja.io
@ilyashassani Thanks Ilyas :)