SHADOW (alpha)

Dream-based social network

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Jonathan Howardย โ€” Cofounder, Emissary
Their landing page doesn't do a great job of explaining what this is:

* Dream journal - setting the intention to dream before you go to sleep, and keeping a dream journal, are both supposed to help remember your dreams more often and in more detail.
* Discover - read others' dreams as well (importantly, they're usually succinct)
* Sleep tracker - Self-explanatory
* "Ease-in" Alarm clock. Starts soft to wake you up gently. Gets louder as needed.
* Dark UI is easy on the eyes since the lights will be off in most use cases.

h/t @rrhoover
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hunter lee soikย โ€” Founder | SHADOW
@staringispolite | this landing page will give you a bit more context | WWW.DISCOVERSHADOW.COM
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Ryan Hooverย โ€” Founder, Product Hunt
The concept of a social network around dreams is compelling. Outside of private conversations with friends, we rarely, if ever, share these crazy/scandalous/funny/unusual stories.

I'm playing with it now.
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Jonathan Howardย โ€” Cofounder, Emissary
@rrhoover The danger is that our own dreams are often much more compelling to ourselves than to others. I like that they use visuals and short description length to keep them more engaging (not sure if capped or an artifact of mobile text entry)

Reminds me of Secret, except on Secret, people pretend their dreams actually happened ;)
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hunter lee soikย โ€” Founder | SHADOW
@rrhoover | We call ourselves a social utility, the utility being the Alarm Clock while the dreams drive the social. You call also think about us like a mirror, we want to help surface the dream data and show you the patterns in your sub conscious mind. Let's say last night you dreamt about a RocketShip, we want to tell you this is the 4 time you dream about a RocketShip and here are 158 other people who also dream about a RocketShip last night.
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Jonathan Howardย โ€” Cofounder, Emissary
@hunterleesoik Thanks for coming on to discuss! Can't wait for more sleep tracker features you said are coming soon (using the data I give the app when I "slide to sleep" and "slide to wake"? other signals?)

Hope this is helpful: the alarm function doesn't work for me at the moment. I tried it last night with the default iOS alarm as a backup 10 minutes later. The iOS alarm woke me up. Shadow was just popping up notifications, but making no sound. Also, the alarm page also crashed 3 times for me, and the sample alarm sound (when choosing which one you want to play in settings) didn't stop until I closed the app :) Happy to provide more info off-thread.
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Jonathan Howardย โ€” Cofounder, Emissary
@hunterleesoik By the way, I really like how, when setting the alarm, it tells me how much sleep that means I'll get. Nice touch!
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hunter lee soikย โ€” Founder | SHADOW
@staringispolite | thanks we are adding sleep tracking in the next 2 weeks.
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hunter lee soikย โ€” Founder | SHADOW
@staringispolite | It's something we are working on, with iOS 8 we should be past a lot of huddles that limit the alarm clock. Stay tuned and keep using your existing alarm, until we implement the new alarm in the next couple of weeks.
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Jonathan Howardย โ€” Cofounder, Emissary
@hunterleesoik Yeah, lock screen input makes perfect sense for you guys. Seconds matter in trying to record dreams. Looking forward to it!
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