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Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Last month we shared a preview of a big update to producthunt.com (thanks for all your feedback). Soon, we’ll have a beta to share with a small group of friends (proof!). If you’re interested in playing with something new, joining our private Slack group, and helping us build the future of Product Hunt, apply to our Super Top Secret β. In the meantime, I'd love to hear your ideas. What would you like to see on Product Hunt? (crazy ideas encouraged 😀)
John Clover@radiofreejohn · Customer Success Lead at Heap
@rrhoover I'd love a bridge outside of the techo chamber. Not sure what that would look like, but I feel like the things I see on PH are well curated versions of things I'm going to see eventually through my normal channels. There's a whole world out there that PH's curation could introduce me to.
Jason Crawford@jasoncrawford · Co-founder & CEO, Fieldbook
@rrhoover A crowdfunding section would be cool, as a way to discover interesting Kickstarter, etc projects to back
Ria Blagburn@riaface · Founder, GrowBeyond
@jasoncrawford @rrhoover Totally agree! I've hunted a few Kickstarter projects and would definitely love to see these in a separate section. Perhaps tags could be used to filter things like this?
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@rrhoover personally, better search and the ability to schedule hunts.
Mubashar IqbalHiring@mubashariqbal · 2016 Maker of the Year.
@rrhoover Would be great to surface some comments from hunted products. See what people are actually saying about the products hunted today not just the voting...
daniellevine@daniellevine · Fireside
@chrismessina @rrhoover Sort and filters in search would be fantastic. Especially sort by date, number of up votes and number of comments
Ton@t55 · Mac'aholic
@rrhoover I would like to see better search as suggested by Chris. And an upvote for a dedicated crowdfunding / Kickstarter / Indiegogo tab. Plus: the option to edit one's hunt (including deletion). And maybe seperate tabs for Mac, Win, iOS, Android and Webhunts.
Ross Currie@rossdcurrie · Founder, CrowdLoot
@rrhoover Hit enter on the form too soon and now my submitted response to "Why do you use ProductHunt" says "I do it for the kittens" #thuglife
Ross Currie@rossdcurrie · Founder, CrowdLoot
@rrhoover Meanwhile, I'll throw my hand up to close CrowdLoot and run the crowdfunding vertical.
Julian Lehr@lehrjulian · App Promotion, Google
@rrhoover > Ability to edit hunts after they've been published > Better search (filter or tagging options would be awesome)
Paul Robert Cary@prcary · CEO, Findie | www.findie.me
@chrismessina @rrhoover Agree - something like a natural language search "An iPhone app that organises my contacts" or "productivity tools my friends upvoted"
Paul Robert Cary@prcary · CEO, Findie | www.findie.me
@rrhoover - Better organization of product assets/media: UI, Content, Tools, Tech Stack, etc. - AI-based relatedness, so posters/commenters don't have to remember similar products
Jason M. Camps@jasonmcamps · Serial Wantrepreneur
@rrhoover Articles section. Please! I'm tired of wading through a million clickbaity "25 Secrets to Increase Your Productivity, Become a Genius, Growth Hack Your Startup, Build Muscle, and Find the Man or Woman of Your Dreams" posts before finding something useful, insightful, or actually inspiring.
Kelsey Whelan@kelseymwhelan · design and code @netflix
@rrhoover I was just typing a comment when I saw and clicked a shiny play button in the media section. When the video was finished and I closed the dialog, my comment was gone... which was sad bc I'm a lousy writer and it prolly took me like 10 minutes to write. Keep it dirty for me 🙏
Ryan Olsen@ryan_olsen · Marketing Guy
@rrhoover It would be cool to see 3D printing files that people could get and print out. Even if people don't have a 3D printer, more and more libraries are starting to add them as services people can use.
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@rrhoover like i said once, the app store of the web :)
Steve Young@stevepyoung · Founder @ AppMasters.co
@rrhoover how about a pre-launch tab of products coming out soon and folks can easily become beta testers with a click of a button.
Matt Lhoumeau@mattlhoumeau · Founder & CEO, Concord
@ourielohayon @rrhoover I agree with Ouriel!
Veronica Belmont@veronica · Destroyer of Worlds (and PM at Growbot)
@chrismessina @rrhoover seconded.
Jon Catchpowle@catchpowle · Student
@ourielohayon This.
Ben Wheeler@benjiwheeler · Developer, independent
More clarity on how products make it to the front page, and what happens when a regular user posts a product vs designated curators.
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@benjiwheeler 100% agree. We've thought a lot about it and are inching our way toward something new but it's also one of the more "risky" changes. It's not as simple as opening it up to everyone -- doing so would result in hundreds of posts on the frontpage.
Rohan A. Smith@frazras · Founder@Rastival
@rrhoover @benjiwheeler You could then "paginate" your front page, kinda like hacker news. Where selected product go to the front but if a user clicks "more", they could see the other user submitted products. These products could then be ranked by votes or a combination of metrics.
Ben Wheeler@benjiwheeler · Developer, independent
@rrhoover The care in what gets to the front page is a crucial part of what makes PH a great experience, but sometimes the way that's working seems very opaque, especially when creators post "how i became top 10 all time on PH" posts that seem completely out of step with what PH tells creators to do on the FAQ
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@frazras @benjiwheeler we have an upcoming section and products that don't get a ton of love are collapsed behind a "see more" link.
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
(crazy idea) change commenting completely: organize into "maker questions"/"product suggestions"/"general discussion"/"bugs and problems". set up key generation. remember BEME? that discussion was 200 messages of people asking for keys. 😷. it'd be very cool, albeit difficult, to have a company (BEME, for example) give PH 200 keys to be raffled off among the community.
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@rometty_ LOVE the idea of creating context and different experiences around comments. @jsneedles once suggested we add polls. We could add formal reviews too. What else!?
Sam Dickie@thisdickie · Product Manager & Founder @nocode.tech
@rometty_ This is a brilliant idea and would allow certain people with different interests and skillsets to comment, providing more streamline organised comments.
Jeff NeedlesHiring@jsneedles · Data @ Houseparty & Maker of Things
@rrhoover @rometty_ Polls for makers would be amazing. Structured by the maker, in a simple fashion (I referenced strawpoll.me as an example)
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
@rrhoover a sleek & updated mobile app would be lovely. 📈
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@rometty_ BIG update coming to the iOS app. I'm not happy with what we have now.
Virginia Barnett@vbarnett323 · Serial Entrepreneur
@rometty_ @rrhoover So agree about context for comments, visually I'd like them with tags that are color coded, similar to what you do with Maker/ Hunter
jack rometty@rometty_ · student
@vbarnett323 @rometty_ thats an awesome idea!
Virginia Barnett@vbarnett323 · Serial Entrepreneur
@rometty_ thanks! Just piggybacking off your ideas 😸
Sam Dickie@thisdickie · Product Manager & Founder @nocode.tech
A PH Tech Expo held each year with the top 100 voted products invited to showcase their products! In London of course ;)
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@samdickie87 haha, that would be fun. I've never been to London!
Sam Dickie@thisdickie · Product Manager & Founder @nocode.tech
@rrhoover you should head over for the Product Hunt Hackathon in London on the 6th November! (guest appearance) Convince him @bentossell
Virginia Barnett@vbarnett323 · Serial Entrepreneur
@thisdickie Come to sunny Florida 😎😂🍹🌴 or do regionals with a global domination throw down in Florida. Can't blame a girl for trying, I love it here.
Hrishi Mittal@hrishio · Founder, Learnetto.com
A crowdfunding section aimed at the cat community to help them fund their gif habits.
Ryan Hoover
Maker
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@hrishio this has been suggested many times and I'm confident a subset of the PH community would use and love it; however, I'm not sure it's the most important thing for us to build or something even the majority of PH users will regularly use. I could be wrong though!
Ed Choudhry@edch2020 · Founder and CEO of Sample Labs
@hrishio makermvp.com :)