Standups

Remote teams standup tool that works like Snapchat stories

#3 Product of the DayAugust 21, 2018

Supercharged video standups for teams. Get teams to engage better by helping them make regular video check-ins from any timezone in the world.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover Β· Founder, Product Hunt
Every Monday morning everyone on the Product Hunt team shares their weekly update in Slack in text, posting what they did last week, plan to do this week, blockers, and OOO schedule. This has been very useful for staying up-to-date. We also do a video call once a week for 30 minutes. I'm not sure asynchronous video updates from something like this is better than text which is easy to scan and reference. Curious to hear your thoughts and any learnings so far building Standups, @jp_pincheira. cc @tommoor and @corey_gwin
JP PincheiraMaker@restrex Β· Founder @Standups.io
@rrhoover Hi Ryan, thanks so much for your comment and upvote. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌ I started Standups.io because doing synchronous standups just didn't work for me within my team. Async standups are being done by a lot of different SaaS apps and chat bots right now and lots of distributed/remote teams are finding it valuable, but I wanted to take it to the next level: adding the ability to see your teammates regularly regardless of their timezone. Probably you can skip this if you're able to coordinate the time of the video call, but that's not the reality for a lots of teams with members ranging from Tokyo, to New Delhi, to California: in these cases it's just hard to coordinate a call at a decent time for everybody. I feel it is important to see your teammates often, we're usually just associating them to their "chat personas" but adding async video helps them identify theirselves better with the group, which does help a lot to make distributed/remote teams more cohesive and engaged. You're seeing their faces/expressions and listening to their voice more often, which contributes in making a better connection within your team, at least more than just using text (and cool GIFs). The teams that are using Standups.io so far are really liking it 😊- maybe your team will too? Give it a try for free and let me know how it works for you. From my experience, teams that are are more "modern" (age + industry is a factor here) are liking it more, as "Stories" is something they are familiar with, and feel more comfortable doing their standups in that way than just chat. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ cc @tommoor and @corey_gwin
Mark Kellie@fintechux Β· Product Designer at Onedox
@rrhoover @tommoor @corey_gwin @restrex A cool idea could be use a speech to text plug in and then have an icon bottom right of each video to see the transcript of the video update
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter Β· Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
The video aspect is super key to getting to know your team and feel that camaraderie, especially if they're globally distributed. Nicely done.
Pooja Apugol@pooja_apugol
It's expensive
Ramzi Jiryes@rjiryes Β· iOS Developer
Very nice idea, and would definitely help coordinate stand-ups between different timezones. But, the price is a bit expensive for small startups.
Nikolay Siabrenko@nikolay_siabrenko Β· Web developer, Maker of Upvote-Bell.com
Cool idea, very useful if your team works in different time zones.
JP PincheiraMaker@restrex Β· Founder @Standups.io
@nikolay_siabrenko thanks a lot Nikolay, glad you like it! :) Yes, that's been the case especially between North America and Asia 😊