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PostBot 3 for Instagram

Dynamic Hashtags and Best Posting times for Maximum Reach

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Thilina Solomons@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
PostBot is a much needed tool for Brands, Influencers and social media marketers. It will help you increase your exposure on Instagram. It will tell you what are the best hours to post and what hashtags to use specifically for your audience. It will increase likes, comments and followers by helping your posts reach to more users. I love Instagram. I've been working with Instagram API for about 4 years now, Throughout the years we studied what gained most exposure, what works and what not. Hashtags and Posting times are few of the key factors determining your success on IG. And now we have made PostBot to do analyze your audience and help you reach to your audience. We have gained alot amazing feedbacks from the users so far. We are hoping to make it even better in the future.
@livinextreme Stop ripping off Tapbots with your design. Pathetic.
Thilina Solomons@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@xstex I did not not such thing even existed. I have seen tweetbot on the App Store, but never seen their company logo until you mentioned here. Sure the logo may look a bit similar but we did not wanted to follow or copy anybody. Please don't say such things based on just the look of the logo and the name "bot" .
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Flowsion@flowsion
This honestly feels like a total scam for $30 with IAP, using "Artificial Intelligence" as a buzzword to sell the app. More information is necessary, especially with reviews that look like incentivized-for-5star. Hashtags are just randomly picked and aren't relevant per photo? Does it pick based on which of your photos will reach 'Top Post'? Because it's not really relevant how popular a hashtag is if you're going to get flooded to the bottom of the page. The likes and followers you receive from these hashtags are also going to be largely bots that will un-follow you a few days later. Does it track this as well?
Nick Smith@nicksmithr · Building @Focalmark + studying cog sci
@flowsion Would also love to see the "AI" behind this. Seems like people love to use this word a little too much.
Ari@ariaitch · Director of Marketing & eCommerce
@flowsion well said!
Anthony Stylianou@anthony_stylianou · Social Media Manager, CatchApp
@flowsion preach!!
Sagi Shrieber@sagishrieber · Co-Founder @HackingUI
@flowsion and the fact that the hunter+maker hasnt replied here pretty much proves your claim
Chris Allan Li@chrisallanli · Creator of Smarthash for Instagram
@nicksmithr yeah would definitely like to know more about that "AI" involved. I'm actually currently working on an app that is similar to this called SmartHash, and attributing likes and comments just on hashtags and timeframe is a poor algorithm to use. You def need to attribute following count and other factors that could affect the engagement. It's tough, but it can be done with regression analysis, which is what I'm using for my app. So I'd really like to know what the "AI" behind this is, to see if it's really optimized.
Flowsion@flowsion
@chrisallanli @nicksmithr I this also shows that there could be a serious problem with low-quality apps getting massive upvotes based on just the title + description on ProductHunt. I wonder how many people clicked + bought this just because it has 400+ upvotes and was on the front page. It also raises the question 'why does this have 400+ upvotes' when it's pretty clear after reading the comments and looking at the app that it definitely requires more information and updates. Going to be honest, I don't read comments all the time either and find myself clicking on links just because they have a lot of upvotes or are featured at the top of the daily list. But, I always reserve my vote for apps that I really find useful. I would hate for PH to end up having low-quality links featured high just bc of users tendency to vote anything that also seems popular. (cc: @rrhoover - not to call you out but I noticed you also upvoted this link.)
Christopher Li@christopher_li · Serial Entrepreneur & Software Engineer
@flowsion @chrisallanli @nicksmithr @rrhoover I hear ya, hopefully we'll get some users here who have actually used it to make some comments
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@flowsion We are shocked by the people's reactions just because it is $27.99. People upvoted this comment and joined your claim as it is scam, just because the price. without even using the product. I've seen many AI based Products come and go to the top of ProductHunt, but nobody was angry because they were free or affordable. So I'm gonna leave all the answers to your questions here: • Reviews: we do not use any tricks to get 5 star reviews. We ask for reviews just like any other app, but we don't tell them to leave 5 star, it is against App Store guide lines (although many app do it, e.g. Giving coins for a 5 stars review). We don't even split complains/compliments right now. (A Method used to prompt complainers to contact Support and ask the user to leave a review only if the love the app) So all these reviews are genuine. Just check most critical reviews, you will understand. .....
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@flowsion ...continuing..... • hashtags are relevant for photos you post. App helps you pick the best of the tags you usually use. You can pick the best tags from other users too, if you prefer. No it does not do a magic to get you the top post. The app is only what it is clam to be, increase your reach", not make you the top in your hashtags. •No it does not track bots. This app is not claim to be the ultimate solution to all your Instagram problems. 😂 Sorry if this reply sounds arrogant. A little arrogant reply to an arrogant comment. ✌️️
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@nicksmithr please read the reply by the Maker. Thanks
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@sagishrieber it's funny how fast people react. I'm taking a vacation in a rural area of Sri Lanka, where there is no internet, I was off the grid for a day and the whole internet blows up at my product. 😂 yesterday I was standing in a train 🚂 jam packed with tourists. For the whole day. No or constantly interrupted slow internet. 😬 check my Instagram same username.
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@anthony_stylianou don't call someone a preacher just because they sounds right. please read my reply to the main comment .
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@flowsion I think it's gonna be a serious problem low quality people like you go on calling products, "scam" without even using it, just because it's price. We filled all the information PH asks in order to add a product. And left a lot of information in the app description and as a comment here. Did you know that there is no description field in the PH submit page? We thank everyone who did not judge by the price. Thanks everyone who upvoted our product treating us the same as any other product on PH. Because you can't call it a low quality link just by looking at the price and the screenshots. ✌️️
Flowsion@flowsion
@livinextreme I'm not sure why you are shocked. It's not unreasonable for people not to try out this app when it's $27.99, that's a steep price to pay just to try something out that's lacking in information. You also cannot compare your product to a free or an affordable product, the fundamental difference is the price. Sorry if I'm being a bit suspicious, but it's very unusual that the reviews are so short when this app costs nearly $30. You would think people would hold the app to an extremely high standard when there are free apps that do the same thing. (https://cl.ly/1l071Z1Z0e2l + https://cl.ly/1w0H0d3F3H18) By picking hashtags relevant to the photos, does it use photo-recognition to spot elements in the photo and pick appropriate hashtags? Or do you have to choose hashtags initially and then it picks the best ones after that? How does it exactly pick the 'best' hashtags for the photo? There is no description page on ProductHunt but there is clearly a comments section where you can explain your app thoroughly. This is definitely something to be expected when an app costs $30 and you claim AI without clearly defining what the AI is.
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@flowsion actually we are free to decide at what price we want to sell. Just because there are other similar products we are not obligated to match our price to theirs. It's like you are calling MacBook a scam because there are other cheap laptops that do the same tasks 😂. Our product has certain quality and cost involved to set the price above any other product. • PostBot doesn't use photo recognition because it's not permitted by Instagram API TOS. The app calculates a score for each tag you use to decide which tags works for your profile. • we did put a comment that simply explains what it does. We did not expect people calling it a scam because it's $27 . Selling a software for way above that is pretty normal in the tech world. Otherwise we would have written these explaining already. 😅
Shuo Yang@shuo_yang_
This is pretty cool, just want to know since it doesn't work on a freemium model, how do you plan to convert potential users(like me) who is a bit concerned about whether it actual works?
Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://en.arb.digital
@shuo_yang_ Same question. App idea is nice though
Hadi Farnoud@hadifarnoud · CEO of Kamva
@shuo_yang_ same question here too. also, how does the hashtag suggestion works? is it just a collection of popular tags based on location? or it does recommend related tags based on photo description?
NP@nekitperes · Instagram Photographer and iOS Developer
@shuo_yang_ Freemium is must have i think, cause nowadays its too many services with "similar" functions. And as i know all this followers depends only on hype, firstly of course you need to gain followers, but then your name will work for you, not content.
NP@nekitperes · Instagram Photographer and iOS Developer
@matthewrball yes
Steve RAFFNER@steveraffner · Senior Innovation Consultant
Do you have any gift code for a test drive against honest review on app store ?
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@steveraffner If an app is downloaded using a coupon code, posting reviews isn't possible. We will give away coupon code for bloggers, press reviews etc.
Steve RAFFNER@steveraffner · Senior Innovation Consultant
@livinextreme I do tweet and blog as well 😀
Sasha Zvereva@alexandra_sasha_zvereva · UX/UI/Photography. Insta 👉@sanfrancisco
Would love to try it out as well. I have 3 Instagram accounts / 213K / 37K / 14K
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@alexandra_sasha_zvereva We can give promo codes for social media influencers. Just Messege me or DM our instagram: PostBot.app
Khalif@khaliphj · Founder www.hiresquid.com
Wait.. So the app cost $28 and then there are also in app purchases? No bueno
Thilina Solomons
Maker
@livinextreme · Entrepreneur, iOS Developer
@khaliphj in app purchases is free. The app used to run on freemium model few months back. Now it is paid. anybody who downloads the app gets the IAP for free.
Scott Wyden Kivowitz@scottwyden · Photographer / Marketing @ Imagely
Looks cool. But I don't think I've ever seen an iOS app priced that high.
Chris Scott@chrisgscott · I make stuff for pro photographers.
@scottwyden really? ;-)
Scott Wyden Kivowitz@scottwyden · Photographer / Marketing @ Imagely
@chrisgscott Ok, One. But yours was a very different type of app.