The best way to express what you really think (w/ GIFs)

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#5 Product of the DayJune 19, 2014



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Josh Elman
Josh ElmanHunter@joshelman · Partner, Greylock
This is seriously fun. since @rrhoover only speaks GIF anyways I can finally talk to him
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
But seriously, I dig Sparks. I was playing with Sparks the other day and made a few quick mental notes: - Filters as emotions - GIFs are all about emotion, often reactions to other events. The filters (which customizes the color and font) are described as emotions like excited, proud, wistful, etc. - I've seen these GIFs before - I've played with several GIF apps and they all seem to surface the same images. They're not bad but I want variety. - GIF channels - when creating a GIF, you're asked to add it to a channel (effectively a hashtag). This is probably the most compelling part of Sparks, giving users the ability to express themselves in a fun way about a specific topic (e.g. World Cup, Grammy's, Product Hunt?). Congrats on the launch, @evantana and team.
Evan Tana
Evan Tana@evantana · Co-founder, Sparks
first-timer here on PH. loving it, and look forward to feedback from the community! @rrhover, thanks for the quick notes and, yes, i'm all in for gif-only comments on PH (obviously :P). re: more moar GIFs, we totally agree. we absolutely want to both expand the types of media you can use as well as make it even easier to find. we're super focused on helping you turn an expression in your head into some cool, shareable creation for others as quickly as possible. btw, sure someone will ask...we're really excited about the incredibly coincidental news of Twitter supporting GIFs in the timeline. it'll make our integration Twitter that much, we just need to get that quick update out to support it. back to you on that shortly.
Evan Tana
Evan Tana@evantana · Co-founder, Sparks
oh, and if you're curious to read more about the app and why we built it.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Based on feedback from the community and my own personal bias, we're considering moving to GIF-only comments on Product Hunt. Typing is hard. I just wanna GIF.