Makers of the year

Discover underrated makers & send them ❀️

#5 Product of the DayDecember 28, 2018

Makers of the year is a project that celebrates all makers from Product Hunt, in spite of the upvotes they received, the products they made, or their monthly revenue stats πŸ“ˆ

Send love to those who worked hard or were even underrated and deserved a lot more. Discover lots of awesome makers who make Product Hunt better, big and small 😻

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Being quite a fan of the platform, I wanted my 8th product this year to be about the people who make it what it is, with their contributions and efforts, big and small, which don't go unnoticed. Can you imagine if one day there were no products submitted into Product Hunt? Every product counts, that's for sure. This is why I wanted to build "Makers of the year", a small project celebrating all makers, allowing you to send love to hard-working, underrated and awesome makers, or even to the friends you made within the community this past year. A bit like the golden kitties, but where everyone is a winner πŸ† On a side note, this may or may not be my last product of the year - a mystery! πŸ˜‰
@tcodinat Congrats on this another launch Toni! I don't know how you keep pace :)
@marie_dm_ Thank you! Yeah I am a bit burnt out already πŸ˜‹
@tcodinat Please take care of yourself! πŸ’™
@tcodinat as much as I love your work this crosses a line into popularity contest. There is no context or rediscovery of why these people should get my vote/love. I either know them or I don't and that means the better known people around here are going to get more votes.
@vertis Hey Luke, appreciate your message. I talked with @rrhoover through email though the other day about this in particular, and made the necessary changes to ensure it wouldn't be like this. You can see there is absolutely no rank whatsoever, and it is more of a discoverability platform than anything else, the leaderboard is even pushed to the bottom (although it's mostly helpful to find makers, using the infinite scroll). You have 3 "loves" that you can send to underrated makers (which are shown in a special category, you can check out their profiles even & support their products!), to friends, or anyone you think worked hard this year. It goes a bit on the lines of yesterday's product by @producthunt, 2018 Shout-Outs, giving you the chance to appreciate makers. If it is taken as a popularity contest, that's certainly up to the people who do it. All in all, their take - I know most people (or at least everyone I've talked to in the community) would rather take the opportunity to thank friends, hard working makers & the underrated than boosting the ego of someone in particular. Plus if they do, whatever.
Again? You are monster πŸ˜„ Congrats!
@nikolay_siabrenko Haha thanks, yeah I've gone a bit overboard πŸ˜…
Congrats on your 8th product this year Toni! With a great design, as always. It's very transparent in your work that you care about makers. I'm crossing my fingers for this golden kitty nomination!
@c10v32c1u6 Thanks a ton :) And haha even if I don't get it there's a lot I've achieved this year. Would certainly make it all more exciting though!
Great work on all of your shipping this year! πŸ’ͺ🏼
@juhaszhenderson Thank you Matt!