Product Hunt 2.0 for iOS

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Radoslav Stankov
Maker
@rstankov · Tech @ Product Hunt / AngelList
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
Michiel de Graaf
Maker
@graafdemichiel
@rstankov 🙌
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@rstankov congrats! Been waiting a while for this! No upvoting comments?
Dimitar Bonev@dbonev · Founder @getqlibri
@rstankov Great job.
Greg Gerber@gerbz · Making my dent
@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.
Radoslav Stankov
Maker
@rstankov · Tech @ Product Hunt / AngelList
@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.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@rstankov double-tap to like??
Radoslav Stankov
Maker
@rstankov · Tech @ Product Hunt / AngelList
@chrismessina This can work. The main issue we had with our mockups with this was where the vote count will be displayed.
Markus Lachinger@mlachinger · CTO at ComicBin
@rstankov maybe a small number below the avatar like at StackOverflow and when you tap on it you can vote?
Emerson Malca@emersonmalca · Co-founder & CEO, StudyRoom
@rstankovfeqture request: links to the producthunt website (products or collections) should just be handled in the app instead of taking you to safari :)
alex kwon@alexyoungkwon · oneminute
@rstankov loooove it love it. such drastic improvement. Great job!
Radoslav Stankov
Maker
@rstankov · Tech @ Product Hunt / AngelList
@rstankovfeqture @emersonmalca This is on the roadmap for a future release.
Emerson Malca@emersonmalca · Co-founder & CEO, StudyRoom
@rstankov awesome! When you do get to it, I recommend you check out JLRoutes
Vladimir Vladimirov
Maker
@devladinci · iOS Developer @ Product Hunt
@rstankov 🙌
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
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 🙌's from me.
Jack Shalom@jeshalom · CEO, Giffage
@rrhoover did anyone find that Easter egg or was it just me?
James Brooks@jbrooksuk · Founder, Alt Three
@rrhoover I'm still looking!
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@jeshalom you were the first, Jack! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
Marc Anthony Rosa@marc_rosa · Product Manager @ Getty Images
@rrhoover Tweeted you a screenshot of a potential easter egg and/or your true feelings for me.
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
@rrhoover @marc_rosa It's like a mini-game within the app. Nice.
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I love you, @marc_rosa. You get a 🙌 and a 👊.
Paolo Perazzo@sivola · Building products
@rrhoover not that you needed as the old version was good enough, but this update is pretty impressive. Very polished app. Great job!
Adam Kazwell@kaz · Product manager/observer
@jeshalom @rrhoover when I saw all the yellow highfives, couldn't help but think of this: https://twitter.com/timonus/stat...
Sean Acres@seanacres · Product @ Kiwi
@rrhoover Thanks! Now I don't need http://emergencycompliment.com/ anymore.
Tarikh Korula@tarikh · Co-founder @KatchHQ
@rrhoover so a major use case for PH on mobile for me is to circumvent App Store search - I do almost all my search and discovery for apps on PH now. Next feature request is adding the Get It button to give me one less click to get where I want to go faster. Nice update BTW :)
Jack Shalom@jeshalom · CEO, Giffage
@kaz @rrhoover lol
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@tarikh :) agreed, we need to improve that and make downloading iOS apps a click away.
Max Ade@adesome · Wilbur Labs, Ex-Googler
@tarikh @rrhoover I believe there is a way to do in-app installs on iOS. The user clicks install, the app downloads in the background, and the user continues to browse PH...
Android version coming soon?
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@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.
bert@bertconcepts · BlaBlaDNS
@wimbet @rrhoover yeah looking forward to the android version, but right move to first "finish" for one platform and then move to the other.
Prashan Dharmasena@qrazhan · Mobile Eng. Intern, Lockitron
@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...
Patrick L. Adams@patrickleeadams · Creator of @sparq_app and @LionBrowser
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.
Raul Riera@raulriera · I make things
Pretty slick, are you guys using the Spring animation framework?
Dan Seider@applecider_ · Mindful at Stigma
@raulriera yes, it's be awesome to see what third party tools/libraries they used.
tom meagher@tomfme · now is good.
@raulriera @applecider_ totally! Maybe a collection of products used to build the app? @rrhoover
David McKinney
Maker
@davidkmckinney
@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!
Adam Kazwell@kaz · Product manager/observer
@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)
Andrew Yates@ay8s · iOS Developer at Buffer
@raulriera @davidkmckinney Great job on those animations! Looks slick!
David McKinney
Maker
@davidkmckinney
@kaz Kaz I'm with you. While some users like all the bouncy stuff, I reckon it could do with a lot less animation over the whole app (it was one of those things that just got thrown in without any real attention). I think the easter egg animation is the animation that works the best :)