Veggsocial

Social platform for vegans and vegetarians

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๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello Product Hunters! :) After months of hard work, I finally got to shipping what is likely my most meaningful product so far to me as a solo indiemaker. This is my first ever product launch at product hunt, and for this launch I would like to introduce you to Veggsocial. Itโ€™s the social platform for vegans, vegetarian, and anyone that is interested in plant based diets. ๐Ÿ’ฌ The Story of Veggsocial and For about 1 year ago, I started reading a book called How Not to Die by Dr Michael Greger. It was an awesome book that pointing out that how the most common and top deadly diseases can be avoided or prevented by simply changing what we eat to a plant-based diets. It was an awesome book and has simply inspored me to give the plant based diet a try. Few months into the plant-based diet, I decided to completely ditch out the meats and become a full time vegetarian for the sake of my health. Then soon after, I learnt how cruel an unethical the meat industry is and the impact that it has to the environment, and that has changed my whole perspective. I am now a vegetarian not only for my health, but also for my love of the animals and environment as a whole. As an indiemaker and my love of making products, I was in search for a product to build. And near the end of last year, I was in searching for the next product to build. And one day, I was thinking to myself, what a better product to build if itโ€™s not for the vegetarian and vegan community. Thus the research begun. I started looking at myself first and listed down the problem that I was having while being a vegetarian myself. And then I reach out to Facebookโ€™s groups, Reddits, Meetups to really find out what can I make something that solved the problems that they have been having. ๐ŸŒŸ Features โœ… Find and search the vegetarian & vegan friendly cities to visit and live โœ… See cities ranking based on the number of events hosted in that area, number and rating of quality restaurants, groceries cost and vegetable vs meat consumption โœ… See whoโ€™s nearby, just visited or who will be visiting the city โœ… Trip planner your next ethical plant-based trips. All your trips wil be saved and can be viewed on your profile and on the map โœ… Chatroom where members will be able to instantly chat and discuss with each other โœ… Forum section where member can post or ask questions โœ… Meatless Days calendar/tracker to easily track and increase the days you are meatless and see your progress. Also, you get to see the impact you have on evironment over time! Let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™Œ
@ryzalyusoff Aw yeah, a shout out to Dr. Greger on PH! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฑ Nicely done. I would consider including a link on the About page to what data you're referencing for the stats calculations. I tried to post a restaurant I recently went to but couldn't because it's not in an "active" city (assume this is coming in the near future).
@lizadixon Yeah Dr. Greger is the best and has inspired me a lot! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ธ That's a great idea, I will definitely add this on my to-do list. Also, may I know which city that you're trying to add the restaurant on? I'm happy to add new city onto Veggsocial ๐Ÿ˜„
You've done a nice job Ryzal. As far as I can tell your competition is Happy Cow, which has lifetime membership for a few dollars (by buying the pro app), less than you charge a month. What is going to draw people to Veggsocial rather than Happy Cow?
@fontalamh Thanks Rob! HappyCow is great and I've been using it myself a couple of times since I became vegetarian to find places to eat and visit. And as good as their solution in giving users option for finding these places, I feel that it's a bit hard there to connect with people. And this is on of the reasons why I built Veggsocial and why I've built social features like Chatroom and Forum onto Veggsocial platform. Also, users can track their meatless days and see how much impacts that they have made on the environment. These features plus the fresh and up todate design is what I believe could draw people to Veggsocial ๐Ÿ˜Š
Nice work @ryzalyusoff. I think it'd be helpful to see places near my current location, though that feature would certainly be more focused on immediate inspiration rather than travel planning.
Thanks @jamesfrancis for the suggestion, it's a good idea! I will try to find a way to fit this feature into the current design, and then I'll launch it :)
@jamesfrancis I second this! That's what I use Happy Cow for. Tracking which places near my location are serving meatfree food. If I were to use Veggsocial, this feature has to be implemented. Keep up the good work @ryzalyusoff ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
@jonascisum Thanks Jonas! I'll be working on this :D
This is by one of my favorite place to visit! This website is well build for communities! Loving the social network kinda look. Loving the ui/ux for this. Apart from this, I'm pretty sure Ryzal have spend so much time building this! And i must say CONGRATULATIONS!!! Finally is here!!!!! Glad to see this, Registered the product! Some of my goals here is to loose weight! haha so maybe sooner or later i will be vegan i guess. Nice work @ryzalyusoff
@fajarsiddiq Thank you! I've spent almost a year building this platform ad so glad that it is now launched and ready for the community to use ๐Ÿ˜Š And that is a great goal! Veggsocial can definitely help you with that ๐Ÿ˜‰
@ryzalyusoff yes great for community use! glad you did it! this is great
Hey, Nice work! Really liked the design and flow of the website. Can you share what tech stack did you use for developing and how did you collecte all the data (if I may ask)?
@rom_sh Hey thank you! And yeah sure, I used Bootstrap 4 for the frontend and Ruby on Rails for the backend. For the data, I generated them from the APIs and also from the user submissions. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ˜Š