Roost for Product Hunt

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Timothy Varner
Timothy VarnerMaker@timvarner · Founder, Roost
We used Product Hunt's API to create a quick hack that allows PH readers to receive a web notification whenever a hunt reaches 100 upvotes. Find the best hunts without having to wait for the daily email. You have to opt-in using Safari Mavericks (other browser support is imminent), but you DONT need to keep Safari open to receive the notifications. If you use another browser by default, that's fine. You'll still receive the notifications. Roost proper was on Product Hunt a couple months back. Check out that conversation if you want to know how web push works.
Nicholas Sheriff
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Medic Ventures
@timvarner This looks incredible :D
Timothy Varner
Timothy VarnerMaker@timvarner · Founder, Roost
@nicholassheriff Thanks. We're looking forward to see how other's use the @producthunt APIs. @rrhoover has done a smart thing in granting that sort of access to his audience. Over at Roost we've made APIs available so others can extend their products with web push. And we just released a Zapier integration for various web apps . So, please, come and play.
Thomas K. Running
Thomas K. Running@tkrunning · Nomad Gate, ex-Teleport
@timvarner Great stuff! I already use the Producthunted Yo service that was hunted some time ago (so I def see the value in this), and in the beginning a threshold of 100 was perfect. But nowadays so many products get upward of a 100 votes, so I get Yo'd all the time. Basically, what I'm saying is that either letting users adjust the threshold or making it relative to how many votes have been given in the given day (or similar approaches) would be a great plus.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I was delighted when @timvarner emailed me last night with a link to this. We're just beginning to roll out access to the Product Hunt API (signup here). This is a great use case of how you sites can use Roost. I'd love to integrate this into Product Hunt once Chrome is supported, which I'm told is coming soon (yay!). And for those on Yo, check out @AndrewUdell's Yo PRODUCT HUNTED to receive a Yo when products hit 100 upvotes. :)
Murat Mutlu
Murat Mutlu@mutlu82 · Co-Founder, Marvelapp
@rrhoover Hey Ryan, i think the signup link is broken! Would love to check this out
Mark Abramson
Mark Abramson@mark__a · I print on things
Like I commented re: http://www.producthunt.com/posts... it would be awesome to be able to set the threshold.
Timothy Varner
Timothy VarnerMaker@timvarner · Founder, Roost
@mark__a Good suggestion. We'll look at that.
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
ROOST = so awesome, love it @timvarner!
Timothy Varner
Timothy VarnerMaker@timvarner · Founder, Roost
@bramk Thanks, man.
Patrick Chang
Patrick Chang@patrick_chang
Agreed - Roost is pretty awesome. This integration with Product Hunt is going to change my life.