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Would you recommend this product?
2 Reviews5.0/5
Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Scan a QR code with your phone to get in... Seriously? Has anyone tried this? Impressions?
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Ben Basche
Product @ Multichoice
@rrhoover i don't see iPhone here. Wait is this an official WhatsApp client? Android users how is it? It's a pretty neat way to solve the problem of having a web account with a phone# tethered messaging app despite the dodo-ness of QR codes
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Alex
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@rrhoover No iOS instructions either ... awesome! I always wanted WhatsApp for desktop.
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Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
@nocodemvp + @startupstash (sold)
@rrhoover half the world can't try it because iOS :p
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Srikrishnan Ganesan
Building Freshchat @ Freshworks
@rrhoover Been waiting for a Mac client forever. Web is just as fine too! yay!
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Ben Lang
Hunter
Serial hunter 🧞‍♂️
@rrhoover Downloading a QR code scanner to try it out :)
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Simon Bromberg
sbromberg.com
Telegram already has web and desktop clinets without the QR code.
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Enric Enrich
Software Developer • Maker of Veern
I can't belive that a company like WhatsApp can't build a better web app. iOS isn't compatible because of Apple's limitations? Look at Telegram. With an API (that I'm sure that they have) create a web app for ALL browsers and without depending on the mobile app.
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Ajmal SaidCo-Founder of tripcake & chasebook.co
I think 90% of non-tech users will not be able to get this running.. have they ever tested this setup procedure with real users=?
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Alex
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After looking a little deeper this is the worst implementation they could have come up with. 1. Your phone must be online. 2. Clumsy QR code auth. 3. No iOS support. 4. Not a native client but Chrome-only. Honestly, what were they thinking?
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