Product Valet

Discover new products based on past Product Hunt upvotes

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Jeremy HagemanMaker@jjhageman · Engineering @ Fitbit
Product Valet was a fun little project that actually started at the 2014 Product Hunt Hackathon. It was too big to finish in a weekend, but I kept it as a personal side project. One of my favorite part is finding my Product Hunt doppelgangers with the User Recommender feature.
Justin JacksonHunterPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
@jjhageman Whoa! Hadn't noticed that feature. Here's mine:
Jeremy HagemanMaker@jjhageman · Engineering @ Fitbit
@mijustin @jjhageman I'm not surprised to see @pjrvs in your list. Did you realize you vote for products similarly?
Jeremy HagemanMaker@jjhageman · Engineering @ Fitbit
@rafiwitten, @ahsanup, @praveensinghv, @themattderrick you are my PH doppelgangers!

Justin JacksonHunterPro@mijustin · ⚡️ transistor.fm
Jeremy just sent me this, and it's really cool. When you auth with your Product Hunt account, it gives you recommendations based on your past upvotes. 👍
Jaime Macias@jmacias · Product @boost.
This feels like a couple of features Id like to see within PH proper. Nice work.
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace@kkdub · 🎯Strategist for Hire
So this is really fun. I want to know who finds the highest match rate. I'm 57% with @henrieagyeman and have already been beat. Next?
Jeremy HagemanMaker@jjhageman · Engineering @ Fitbit
@kkdub, @rrhoover actually broke the doppelganger meter with @sfali789 and 3118 product upvotes in common!

Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@jjhageman @kkdub we're twins!
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
Why does it need to know your private information on Product Hunt?
Jeremy HagemanMaker@jjhageman · Engineering @ Fitbit
@chrismessina There really is no private information available through the Product Hunt API. The idea behind authenticating with PH was to eventually allow upvotes and follows from within the app, and to hopefully increase engagement with all of the valuable historical (i.e, less than a week old) PH data. It seemed best to add auth from the beginning, rather than add it in later.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@jjhageman I tend to disagree with that approach (only ask for what's immediately necessary) but ok.
Jeremy HagemanMaker@jjhageman · Engineering @ Fitbit
@chrismessina I'm with you on the 'ask for what's immediately necessary' idea. But I think what is a more interesting question is what would you replace authentication with? A text field to enter your twitter handle on each visit? I do agree that it is a problem that authentication is generally associated with private info, even if it's just used for initial identification.