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Unmute 2.0

Social phone calls. Dial one, speak to many. 📞

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Timothy Zelinsky@timothyzelinsky · VP Engineering Unmute
We rebuilt this version from the ground up. Taking what we knew worked in the first version and stripping what didn't. A big effort was also made into migrating all of our infrastructure from parse to AWS and actually making the app a lot more extensible. I'm working on a blog post that goes into more details but happy to share more now if anyone is interested.
Stephan Duquesnoy@stephanduq · Founder, Well Dressed
@timothyzelinsky Its horrible how Parse suddenly quit. Did you keep the nosql structure, or went to RDS, as you had the opportunity to redesign the database?
Timothy Zelinsky@timothyzelinsky · VP Engineering Unmute
@stephanduq yeah it sucked definitely. But there are positives to owning our own backend. So trying to focus on those :P.. We are running on DynamoDB now so it required a complete redesign. Not having to manage our own infrastructure has definitely been a plus.
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Jason Yeh
Maker
@jayyeh · COO, Unmute; EIR, Greycroft
When you take the intimacy of live video chat, remove the anxiety of being on camera, and throw in the spice of an open network + hotlines, you get something that creates new connections and relationships like no other. We saw so many people becoming real friends through the first version of Unmute that we wanted to focus on getting people into those calls as quickly as possible this time around. We hope everyone likes it!!
Cameron Ehrlich@cameronehrlich · iOS Engineer
@jayyeh Love the update! Nice work!
Mohsin@mohsin585 · Founder, Dormillo
*drake voice* I know when that hotline bling
Timothy Zelinsky
Maker
@timothyzelinsky · VP Engineering Unmute
We rebuilt this version from the ground up. Taking what we knew worked in the first version and stripping what didn't. A big effort was also made into migrating all of our infrastructure from parse to AWS and actually making the app a lot more extensible. I'm working on a blog post that goes into more details but happy to share more now if anyone is interested.
Stephan Duquesnoy@stephanduq · Founder, Well Dressed
@timothyzelinsky Its horrible how Parse suddenly quit. Did you keep the nosql structure, or went to RDS, as you had the opportunity to redesign the database?
Timothy Zelinsky
Maker
@timothyzelinsky · VP Engineering Unmute
@stephanduq yeah it sucked definitely. But there are positives to owning our own backend. So trying to focus on those :P.. We are running on DynamoDB now so it required a complete redesign. Not having to manage our own infrastructure has definitely been a plus.
Artia@artia · cofounder @overnight
Slick update - big fan of the new release
Justin Spraggins
Maker
@justinspraggins · Founder/Design - Unmute
@artia Thnx man.
Ryan Hoover
Hunter
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
We're seeing more voice-based apps, for both communication (e.g. Roger) and broadcasting (e.g. Anchor, Bumpers). Unmute just launched a big update that feels like an audio version of Talkshow or Public. Curious what you've learned since the initial launch of Unmute 9 months ago, @jkemink and @justinspraggins.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@rrhoover @jkemink @justinspraggins I remember the launch! I was sat in Google office in UK and was chatting with you Ryan and @corleyh haha. @jkemink @justinspraggins what have the biggest challenges been so far? How do you see the market reacting to this and others in the space?
Justin Spraggins
Maker
@justinspraggins · Founder/Design - Unmute
@bentossell @rrhoover @corleyh scale was tough for us, so we had to rebuild the app from scratch. @timothyzelinsky can jump in on the dev decisions. With this release we wanted to streamline everything from the branding, UI, and dev stack.
Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make your friends laugh
@rrhoover @jkemink @justinspraggins I really like the app's design. What is the difference between this and a live streaming?
Ⓜatt hartman@matthartman · partner @betaworks
i love the notion of hotlines. i just called in and learned all about @kanyewest & @taylorswift13
Justin Spraggins
Maker
@justinspraggins · Founder/Design - Unmute
@matthartman @kanyewest @taylorswift13 The hotlines have been a hit today. Interesting.