Product Hunt 2.0 for iOS

The best new products, every day, in your pocket

#4 Product of the MonthApril 2015
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I'm so happy to post this :) For the last couple of months we worked really hard to release new version of Product Hunt's iOS app. Here as some of the most notable features: * Follow other product-loving friends * Curate collections of products * Search for products, collections, and people * Hunt products on the go * Discover related products * Download apps within the Product Hunt app
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@rstankov congrats! Been waiting a while for this! No upvoting comments?
@rstankov Great work! I've been using PH daily exclusively on my phone for months now. This is a major improvement! I've always known the desktop experience is better, but the phone is where I browse. The desktop is where you get shit done.
@chrismessina We didn't wanted to clutter the comments UI too much. They will come in a later version, but we need to find a good UI for them first.
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Great work, team. I've been eager to share this. Please let us know what you think and what you'd like to see in the next release (before you ask for it, push notifications are coming soon!). P.S. The App Store is taking a while to propagate the update so if you have trouble downloading, please try again in an hour. P.P.S. first person to discover the easter egg gets infinite ๐Ÿ™Œ's from me.
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@rrhoover did anyone find that Easter egg or was it just me?
@rrhoover I'm still looking!
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@jeshalom you were the first, Jack! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
@rrhoover Tweeted you a screenshot of a potential easter egg and/or your true feelings for me.
@rrhoover @marc_rosa It's like a mini-game within the app. Nice.
Android version coming soon?
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@wimbet we've had a lot of demand for an Android version but we've been very focused on building a great web and iOS experience first and learning what works (and what doesn't) before expanding to another platform. We don't have any immediate plans to work on Android but I promise, it will come! In the meantime, I hope our mobile web app is a decent alternative.
@wimbet @rrhoover yeah looking forward to the android version, but right move to first "finish" for one platform and then move to the other.
@wimbet I made a PH client for Android a while back. You can find it on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/ap...
Awesome! I love how clean and simple the Product Hunt app is. This is the mindset I have going forward with all apps I make.
Pretty slick, are you guys using the Spring animation framework?
@raulriera yes, it's be awesome to see what third party tools/libraries they used.
@raulriera @applecider_ totally! Maybe a collection of products used to build the app? @rrhoover
@raulriera Hey Raul, the animations are done with native iOS code - keyframes, spring with damping, CA emitters etc. No external libraries / frameworks. It would actually be better if it was all done consistently with a proper animation library, and proper attention to timing, easing etc... Next time!
@raulriera @davidkmckinney maybe this is the old man in me coming out, but back in my day, our apps weren't so excessively animated ;) I like when animation shows the relationship between two things, but feel like a lot of the sliding in and bouncing of elements in the PH app don't add much value. Might just be my personal preference though. (if you did want to go all in on animations through, I love this demo from the Campus Quad app...hints at what a hyper-animated app future might look like)
@raulriera @davidkmckinney Great job on those animations! Looks slick!