Popup

Ephemeral coffee shops in nearby homes ☕

Popup lets you host a coffee shop from your home. Create a pin on the map with information about your popup. Browse the map for homes near you, and visit them for coffee or co-working!

Reviews
  • Keillor Irving
    Keillor IrvingGraduate Student at Pratt Institute
    Pros: 

    Alleviates isolation that can come from working from home on projects

    Cons: 

    Perhaps more localized focus on specific neighbourhoods where people are working

    As a student I have found this useful when studying, and I think people who work professionally from home find it just as useful. Great way to meet new people in an environment where everyone is working on something.

    Keillor Irving has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    It's a very interesting concept in the sharing economy!

    Cons: 

    None that I see at the moment. I guess maybe some sort of a screening process just because you don't want absolutely everyone.

    Good luck with the concept!

    Eduard Cristea has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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John Palmer
John PalmerMaker@john_c_palmer · Software Engineer
Hey everybody, This is a fun little project I did in the fall. It lets you host a spontaneous coffee meetup from wherever you want. For remote employees, freelancers, or anyone who works from home, the day can get lonely because there aren't co-workers around. I built Popup to give these people a chance to have a fun social break in their day. Other users in the app can "subscribe" to your Popup, and if they do, they'll get a push notification every time you open. You get to control the message that goes in the push so you can tell people what's going on. There's messaging in the app to coordinate as well! Feel free to host a Popup from your startup's office, your apartment, or even at a coffee shop nearby. Hope you have fun with it.
Taylor Majewski
Taylor MajewskiPro@taylormajewski · Head of News and Social, Product Hunt
@john_c_palmer This is a cool idea! ☕️Reminds me of what Sofar Sounds did for concerts.
Yann Lhomme
Yann Lhomme@californyann · Co-founder
@john_c_palmer Neat idea!
@john_c_palmer funny I was thinking about something like this a couple days ago. I love that it's up and people are using it.
Matt Condon
Matt Condon@mattgcondon · XLNT/dot
Yesssssss! I've always wanted to make/use something this; I'm glad you did, @john_c_palmer.
John Palmer
John PalmerMaker@john_c_palmer · Software Engineer
@mattgcondon thanks!
Ben Lang
Ben Lang@benln · Shipping
Love this! So down to join some sessions.
Joseph Schiarizzi
Joseph Schiarizzi@cupojoseph · Each man is a little war.
Great idea, I like it a lot. Simple to use and a you can make a popup, without having it be open right away.
Keillor Irving
Keillor Irving@keillor_irving · Graduate Student at Pratt Institute
Regardless if you're a student or a work-from-home professional, this product is a great way to meet new people and not feel isolated in fields that often require a lot of solo work