One of the biggest benefits of the Internet is the continuous release of new products and subsequent iterations. Some products are good, others not so much. Some will survive, most will not.
I am constantly on the hunt for new products, not necessarily overtly but more incidentally to my regular activities. I have found sites such as VentureBeat and Austin Business Journal to be good ways of keeping my finger on the pulse of the changing tech landscape but up until now had not discovered a site dedicated to listing new products.
I discovered Product Hunt while reading my subscribed learning flows on Gibbon, this particular article was about growth hacking. My first impression was that the idea behind Product Hunt was pretty basic, and with most things of value I found myself asking – Doesn’t this already exist? Or hasn’t someone already done this?
In any case I gave Product Hunt a quick look and discovered a new product that I was previously unaware that sparked great interest. This particular product was Design+Code. The visuals on that site are striking and the details are in my opinion quite amazing – everything from the Apple logo reflection in the window to the code being developed on the MacBook. What a great way to sell a book about iOS development by showcasing your expertise in developing a breathtaking site to showcase your skills? The product speaks for itself.
Back to Product Hunt. Within three minutes of using the site I found a new product that I am highly interested in and that I was previously unaware. Not a bad value proposition for an emerging startup.
In terms of the site operation it appears that products are nominated by users and individuals upvote them which drives the winners to the top of the list. In order to vote you must sign in with a Twitter account. New products are nominated no a daily basis.
Cool site. I can’t wait to see what else I’ll discover on Product Hunt!
1. Austin Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/
2. Design+Code: http://designcode.io/
3. Gibbon: https://gibbon.co
4. Gibbon: How We Got First 2,000 Users By Doing Things That Don’t Scale: https://gibbon.co/hellojeanpierre/epic-growth-hacking/how-we-got-our-first-2000-users-doing-things-that?playlist=845519e8-5611-4d4c-9d0c-09e0031672ee
4. Product Hunt: http://www.producthunt.co
5. Venture Beat: http://venturebeat.com/