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Product Messenger

A messenger app for the Product Hunt community

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Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
👋 😻, I love Product Hunt, but I found it difficult to directly message the people I interact with on PH. I'd either have to tweet at them or find an email. It turns out, the community wanted a messaging feature as well: https://www.producthunt.com/live... With that in mind, I created a lightweight messenger app to enable private messages for makers, collaborators, and investors on Product Hunt (starting with iOS only). Looking forward to discussing here in the comments, or even better, on the app 🎉
Eric Willis@erictwillis · Working on something new
@dnosk btw... it's not loading"interactions" :(
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@erictwillis just noticed this with another user, empty state error. Since you just messaged with me, you can head back to Home and pull to refresh and it will load interactions. Fix on the way :D
Eric Willis@erictwillis · Working on something new
@dnosk yep..working now :)
sri@sridhar_kondoji · No Fluff Just Stuff skills tracker
@erictwillis it's slow but finally loaded for me
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@sridhar_kondoji @erictwillis just woke up and scaled a couple backend services, should be running faster now. Cheers to 24 hour on call for PH launches!
sri@sridhar_kondoji · No Fluff Just Stuff skills tracker
@dnosk thx. How many backend servers?
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@sridhar_kondoji using Firebase for auth, realtime database and Heroku for my API layer
Nick Frost@thinker · Newsletter Editor/Marketing @ Mattermark
@dnosk this is awesome! I can see myself using this daily to build relationships in the PH community. Also, I love the on-boarding flow. So simple!
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@thinker 🙌 Those were some of my exact goals for this project!
elreydelmundo1@worldwyde1 · ELREYDELMUNDO1...ORIGINAL
@dnosk lool greate gif
Martin Zhang@marty_jxz · Entrepreneur
@dnosk Legend!!
tony carreon@tonycarreon
does it have stories!?
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@tonycarreon I totally should have added Stories as a Service by @fredrivett and @mikeaag https://www.producthunt.com/post...
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · Co-founder UserCompass.com & @wecontrast
@dnosk Do let us know if we can help 😆🙈
Nick Frost@thinker · Newsletter Editor/Marketing @ Mattermark
@dnosk +1 for this!
Harshit Choudhary@lostbee · UX Designer, Self Employed
@tonycarreon Asking the right question!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Nice! I actually believe we had Direct Messaging as a feature a while ago but it was rarely used. How did you build this messenger app? Is it run on something special?
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@bentossell Thanks! Yes, I heard from the PH Live @rrhoover gave that there was a beta that didn't work out so well because of execution and PH didn't want it to turn into LinkedIn Messages. To make it relevant, I included a few contextual features like "recent interactions from PH." I'm hoping to add more of these features to make it seamless between PH and PM. It is just a simple iOS messaging app using the Product Hunt API: api.producthunt.com/v1/docs I used it for authentication and some basic user details and the rest is built off of the messenger.
Alexi Robbins@alexirobbins · Founder @Tamber
@dnosk @bentossell @rrhoover There should be a SXSW for ProductHunt – with messenger filling the role that twitter first filled there. SXS..ofMarket
Ryan Heybourn@ryanheybourn · Internet kid. Previously @foundler.
Just installed - looks awesome. My inbox is open if anyone wants to chat 🙌
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@ryanheybourn sliding into that dm!
sri@sridhar_kondoji · No Fluff Just Stuff skills tracker
Wow. This is awesome. I would love to use it
Daniel Noskin
Maker
@dnosk · Founder @Parallel, Previously @Dropbox
@sridhar_kondoji 🙏 you're awesome!