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PH today

A simple realtime view of Product Hunt

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Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
Hi All, Ever wanted to watch PH unfold throughout the day? Me too! How’s it work? It’s pretty simple… Just load the page, set your category preferences and watch as votes/comments & new posts pour in. You can do things like condense the view & see only the top 10 items. You can check out the images view, for a fun look at the landscape. You can even fly to the moon (not using PH Today)! Another cool thing is the graphs. Click the little icon and you’ll get a nice history for the day like this: But, Why? I 💗 Product Hunt, and the data fascinates me. You can see my previous PH API endeavors, and I’ve been thinking about this idea since before the new front page was launched. So I built it. But, Tell me more! This might be my last product of 2015. I’m totally open to feedback. What do you like? What do you dislike? What are you doing for New Years? LMK! 💯😀💃
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@jsneedles not doing much for New Years... probably keeping an eye on Product Hunt :) Would be interesting to see how this could be incorporated into PH directly... Ultimately is this a way to try and get people to not visit the Product Hunt pages (with the exception of the post page) and to just jump on the bandwagon of what is popular and rising quickly? I could see some people doing that.
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@bentossell @jsneedles definitely not! I built this as a dashboard for those of us who refresh the homepage very frequently. By pointing out those with changes to comments + new posts - I hope to encourage more ppl to get into more discussions. That's why I have the comment counts always present 💯
Daniel Kempe@danielkempe · Co-Founder @ Quuu.co
@jsneedles Yea, I agree, PH would be perfect with realtime action!!
exex zian@exexzian · Software Engineer
@jsneedles liked it as it makes switching b/w PH categories soooo easy... And real-time updates ... Fantastical
Will Roper@wwr228
@jsneedles hey this is a cool idea! I think it would useful/interesting to have a notification button or dropdown that shows how things have changed if you have been away. For example, I have PH Today open, but I am currently in another tab. After awhile I go back to the PHT tab, and see that things have changed. It would be cool if I could click a button to see exactly what has changed while you were away: "PH Today: 30 new up votes, 8 new comments." "Spotify Party: 25 new up votes, 5 new comments." Just a thought for an easier way to understand and track the data if you aren't constantly looking at the PHT.
Ht Nawsaj@htnawsaj
@jsneedles My exact use case.
Michael Carusi@michaelcarusi · Independent Consultant
@jsneedles This is awesome. Do you have plans for comparison with other data metrics?
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@michaelcarusi what do you mean? What would you want to see? I'm up for all suggestions 😎🎉🤓
Shaan Puri@shaanvp · ceo, Monkey Inferno
@jsneedles This is dope Jeff. Love it
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@shaanvp thanks Shaan! What's your favorite part? What would you change? 😎👊😻
Jonathan Tzou@jtzou · VP, iStaging // Co-Founder, Data School
@jsneedles Amazing work, buddy! As an avid reddit user, this appeals to my interests greatly.
Jeff Needles@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@jtzou thnx Jon! Glad you like it 😍
Tam Pham@mrtampham · Community at Mixergy
@jsneedles great work Jeff :)
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
@jsneedles Thank you for building this. I love the graphing feature.
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Jeff Needles
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@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
Hi All, Ever wanted to watch PH unfold throughout the day? Me too! How’s it work? It’s pretty simple… Just load the page, set your category preferences and watch as votes/comments & new posts pour in. You can do things like condense the view & see only the top 10 items. You can check out the images view, for a fun look at the landscape. You can even fly to the moon (not using PH Today)! Another cool thing is the graphs. Click the little icon and you’ll get a nice history for the day like this: But, Why? I 💗 Product Hunt, and the data fascinates me. You can see my previous PH API endeavors, and I’ve been thinking about this idea since before the new front page was launched. So I built it. But, Tell me more! This might be my last product of 2015. I’m totally open to feedback. What do you like? What do you dislike? What are you doing for New Years? LMK! 💯😀💃
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@jsneedles not doing much for New Years... probably keeping an eye on Product Hunt :) Would be interesting to see how this could be incorporated into PH directly... Ultimately is this a way to try and get people to not visit the Product Hunt pages (with the exception of the post page) and to just jump on the bandwagon of what is popular and rising quickly? I could see some people doing that.
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@bentossell @jsneedles definitely not! I built this as a dashboard for those of us who refresh the homepage very frequently. By pointing out those with changes to comments + new posts - I hope to encourage more ppl to get into more discussions. That's why I have the comment counts always present 💯
Daniel Kempe@danielkempe · Co-Founder @ Quuu.co
@jsneedles Yea, I agree, PH would be perfect with realtime action!!
exex zian@exexzian · Software Engineer
@jsneedles liked it as it makes switching b/w PH categories soooo easy... And real-time updates ... Fantastical
Will Roper@wwr228
@jsneedles hey this is a cool idea! I think it would useful/interesting to have a notification button or dropdown that shows how things have changed if you have been away. For example, I have PH Today open, but I am currently in another tab. After awhile I go back to the PHT tab, and see that things have changed. It would be cool if I could click a button to see exactly what has changed while you were away: "PH Today: 30 new up votes, 8 new comments." "Spotify Party: 25 new up votes, 5 new comments." Just a thought for an easier way to understand and track the data if you aren't constantly looking at the PHT.
Ht Nawsaj@htnawsaj
@jsneedles My exact use case.
Michael Carusi@michaelcarusi · Independent Consultant
@jsneedles This is awesome. Do you have plans for comparison with other data metrics?
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@michaelcarusi what do you mean? What would you want to see? I'm up for all suggestions 😎🎉🤓
Shaan Puri@shaanvp · ceo, Monkey Inferno
@jsneedles This is dope Jeff. Love it
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@shaanvp thanks Shaan! What's your favorite part? What would you change? 😎👊😻
Jonathan Tzou@jtzou · VP, iStaging // Co-Founder, Data School
@jsneedles Amazing work, buddy! As an avid reddit user, this appeals to my interests greatly.
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@jtzou thnx Jon! Glad you like it 😍
Tam Pham@mrtampham · Community at Mixergy
@jsneedles great work Jeff :)
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
@jsneedles Thank you for building this. I love the graphing feature.
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
this looks fantastic. I could definitely see myself (and other power users) using this as their main product hunt homepage. I don't know about other users, but I turned off the thumbnails view on producthunt.com, as I really don't care about the pictures in the leaderboard. I just prefer how the site used to be when like this:
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@_jacksmith Thanks Jack! Lemme know anything that would make it better for a power user like yourself 💗😻🎉
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@jsneedles I agree with another comment here; that if I leave this as a tab open; then come back an hour later and tab to it, it could be awesome to see what changed. e.g. x product just got 5 upvotes in that time. or something like that. could be done via temporary tooltip type things. this is an ugly mockup, but maybe something like:
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@_jacksmith Totally! I'm gonna look into that. Showing all of them might be a bit much. Maybe I'll do something like "here are the biggest changes" and put them across the top... + "heres new stuff" -- I wanted to have sorting in before launch, but I just wanted to SHIP.
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@jsneedles it's insane, the amount of features that you managed to get included in this initial relase
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@_jacksmith 😚 I try. Main focus was seriously SPEED. The images feature was such a little add-in.. it's not perfect.. but it's really cool to browse through. And then I was like "I could record all these changes and graph them...." And I don't know if anyone even touched the drag & drop yet... it's wonky!
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@_jacksmith Completely agree! The list view does wonders for me. I might just make the switch.
Corley@corleyh · COO @ Product Hunt
This is really well done and @jsneedles built it quickly - which he gets huge props for! You all should ask him all of your data questions...use this product as an excuse to do so. 🙊I always enjoy his perspective and insights. He never ceases to keep me on my toes when it comes to all things data related! 📈
Alexander Khanukov@akhanukov · CX/UX strategist, nascent entrepreneur
I'm already hooked @jsneedles! The trending tab across the top is as impressive as your prolific product making, and I can't look away. I can imagine other data integrations such as with site analytics, 3rd party sentiment tools, or some custom time-based/history visualization tools. There are lots of great insights to be extracted, I'm sure. Perhaps even enough to calm the @medium 'discussions' today.
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Yet another thing made by @jsneedles! The real-time feed is fascinating to watch - bookmarking now. Looking forward to seeing what you build in 2016 :) PS: If you like PH Today, check out Jeff's Maker of the Year page. 🏆
Jeff Needles
Maker
@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@jackdweck thx Jack! 😘