OneShot

Highlight screenshots of text and share them to Twitter.

#5 Product of the DayMarch 02, 2015

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Max Wendkos@maxwendkos · Product Designer + Other Things
This is Eminem's favorite app.
ian ownbey
Maker
@iano · Bumpers / Captioned
As a piece of history I offer to you product hunt @goldman's original oneshot product doc https://medium.com/@goldman/ones...
Drew Moxon@moxon · Product, Facebook Messenger
@goldman @iano My favorite thing about this is that it boils down to creating Twitter-native cards using the limitations of the medium. It's not necessarily "shareable screenshots" so much as it is "shareable cards, created via screenshot."
Jason Goldman
Maker
@goldman · Susworks LLC
@iano @moxon that's a good distinction. One of the things I didn't expect was that it actually changed by tweet style. Having the card means that I didn't have to find the right quote and also that I didn't have to do as much contextualizing in the tweet. It makes me want to just share more links bc it's easier. So that's a nice unexpected benefit.
Anil Dash@anildash · Cofounder, ThinkUp
I've been using OneShot for a few weeks and it's excellent software. There are super clever bits happening in the background, without the app shouting LOOK HOW CLEVER THIS IS. The output is prettier than I could do on my own, and the process is more fun than just doing the default. Will own this little niche.
Daniel Zarick
Maker
@danielzarick · Founder, Mocky.com
Hi! @iano and @goldman made the app, and I helped design it. Happy to answer questions.
ian ownbey
Maker
@iano · Bumpers / Captioned
Helloooo. Happy to answer any questions although I am on a metro north right now. This app falls into a funny category of not a company/no intentions of being so it is slightly opinionated. Happy to talk about whatever.
Nathan Bashaw@nbashaw · Co-founder and CEO of Hardbound
@iano tell us the story of how you made it!
ian ownbey
Maker
@iano · Bumpers / Captioned
@nbashaw I think daniel has a medium post that goes into specifics of the design process. But in December my friend Jason came to me (we both used to work for twitter) upset at how awful the crop mechanic in the Twitter app is and how doing the quote thing was ugly on mobile. I had recently left my other job so I took a month and a half to build this. We wanted to keep the surrounding text around the highlight intact, but help people do the rest was basically the goal. I still think it's a pretty niche behavior so building something that fit into the current workflow was important. Just take the current thing people are doing and do it a little bit better. I am 90% convinced that if Twitter app had a decent crop we wouldn't have built this.
Adam Kazwell@kaz · Product manager/observer
@iano any plans to aggregate and showcase the day's most popular clips/links? Feel like that could be a more targeted version of nuzzel.
ian ownbey
Maker
@iano · Bumpers / Captioned
@kaz yes! I think that would be really cool. It would require us to prop up a server and seemed like an after launch thing (everyone just posts fake screenshots on launch) but if ppl are using it I hope to do that
Max Wendkos@maxwendkos · Product Designer + Other Things
@iano Do you plan to release an update with an iOS extension? Seems like that would significantly reduce the friction.
ian ownbey
Maker
@iano · Bumpers / Captioned
@maxwendkos Yeah maybe. I think there are pretty good apps in that area already like Cite and something else I just saw.
Adam Kazwell@kaz · Product manager/observer
@nbashaw @iano just linking to the excellent Medium post: https://medium.com/ios-os-x-deve...