Published v0.0.28

Published by: hieuSSR, Founder of ishim


Version 0.0.28 is now available.

  • Now supported 12 languages and over 600 TLDs
  • New name generator recipe (using TLD ending)
  • Improve availability check

Week 7 Updates for Open Makers

Published by: MicahIverson, Founder of Open Makers


Ok, this is actually like week 7,8,9,10, we are a bit behinds on our updates!

✅ Launched on Product Hunt (https://openmakers.io/product/open-makers/open-makers-now-live-on-product-hunt) ✅ Interviewed by Smart Cherry (https://openmakers.io/product/open-makers/open-makers-interview-with-smart-cherry) ✅ Launched new Product Hunt "Embed" feature for Open Makers ✅ Met a lot of new makers and products from our PH Launch ✅ Started testing out notifications system internally, working on a few remaining things and hope to push this out soon. ✅ Took a break for some much needed rest and bit of travelling.

Stats ✅ 99 Makers (+51) ✅ 49 Products (+8) ✅ 670 Visitors, from 84 Countries ✅ 2 Min. 6s average time on site. ✅ 6.1K pageviews

Slowed down a bit this week, but it's been a busy week so didn't do as much promotion as launch week. Our Twitter account is seeing some good growth though.

That's all for this week.

:: Open Makers

Closed beta!

Published by: itsLeo_m, Founder of ok human


Yesterday first beta users got access to OK, human.

The moment that the product meets the real world, even if only a tiny bit of it, is always an anxious moment.

OK, human is a child of my own necessity. Having a product that is more than another pursuit of a business idea amplifies emotions. In a way, it's a part of me & my experiment in improving my own life - delivered with code to others.

Although it's not my first product, this time I felt a bit more stressed than before. There's a long way for OK, human and I try to keep that in mind once feedback starts to roll in. Luckily, my first beta users are people whom I value & trust. I see them as partners, walking side-by-side on a path to a better product & experience.

Onwards.

Weekly Update #2

Published by: _ilango, Founder of Herald


Hello everyone! I hope you're having a fantastic weekend. This was a pretty good week. I finished all the tasks I set out to do and did some more work. Here's my weekly progress update for https://useherald.com:

🥅 Goals for the past week:

  • Add ability to create custom changelog templates
  • Add pictures of widget and public page to home page
  • Figure out how to get signups
  • Deploy app in the monorepo

✅ Finished:

  • Add ability to create custom changelog templates
  • Add pictures of widget and public page to home page
  • Figure out how to get signups
  • Deploy app in the monorepo
  • Add banners feature in the app dashboard
  • Add a simple blog to write about Herald

🎯 Actionable goal for the this week:

  • Put marketing plan in to action
  • Add banners feature in the widget
  • Show an example of banner on the website
  • Ship waitlist feature (last one before I launch)

🙃 Struggles

I've made this mistake before and I'm on the verge of doing it again. As a developer, I like to build but I haven't spent nearly enough time on marketing. That changed this week. I've been studying how to go about marketing my product. This week I'm slowing down the building a lot (whatever coding task I set are pretty trivial) and work on some of the marketing stuff I've planned. Honestly I feel like I'm way out of my depth 😅, and feel anxious but I gotta do it. That's the only way to reach my goals.

Launched on Product Hunt!

Published by: TedSpare, Founder of Neat


After months of user interviews and development, we're proud to open Neat to the public for free! If your team uses GitHub, I invite you to try it and let me know what you think on Product Hunt.

Product Update: Schedule timers, Event rundown and 12h format 📅

Published by: _lhermann, Founder of stagetimer.io


Hey friends,

This was by far the most requested feature and took me almost the entire October to implement completely. I'm not entirely happy with the interface, but I focused first of all on making it work reliably. Still, I did tweak the interface quite a bit to make it easy to use, hopefully. 😄

Schedule timers to start automatically at a given date and time

You can change the trigger of a timer to "Scheduled" and define a date and time at which the timer will start automatically. The trigger is scheduled on the server. So the timer will start even if you close the controller window in your browser.

A timer will start automatically when the "Scheduled" trigger is selected

A timer will start automatically when the "Scheduled" trigger is selected

Even though Stagetimer is not as fully featured as Shoflo, the ability to link timers together and collapse them in the interface makes it possible to set up a simple event rundown. A linked timer will automatically start when the previous one is finished, no matter if it was started manually or via a schedule.

Linked timers create a simple event rundown

Linked timers create a simple event rundown

If you have a lot of timers set up in your timeline collapsing them may help you to keep a good overview. Additionally, you can easily reorder timers with the = icon.

Collapse items to make the handling of many timers easier

Collapse items to make the handling of many timers easier

“Until” mode: Instead of a duration define a finish time

The "Until" trigger replaces the usual duration input with a date and time input. The moment you click the "Start" button it will automatically calculate the duration to finish at your given time.

Finish timer at a given time, no matter when you click the "Start" button

Finish timer at a given time, no matter when you click the "Start" button

Show the name of a timer

It was always possible to change the default "Timer 1" name, but it did not have any special purpose. Until now! With the new "Show name" checkbox it is now actually visible in the viewer window and can be used to communicate meaning.

This checkbox shows the name of timers in the viewer window

This checkbox shows the name of timers in the viewer window

12h and 24h format

You probably can tell I'm European judging by the 24h format I used everywhere in Stagetimer. Not anymore! I'm still European, but Stagetimer now uses the time format of your browser. This means if your browser has a US language setting the time will be in the 12h format. In the future I'm going to make this a setting, so you can choose your preferred time format.

12h and 24h format

That's it for release 1.17.0. As always, feel free to reply to this email, especially if you find a glitch.

Check out the full list of changes on https://stagetimer.io/changelog/​

Cheers, Lukas

Redesign completed

Published by: _JonathanBarone, Founder of Bipdash


  • changed positioning: from targetting pretty much anybody on Twitter to indie creators/makers
  • redesigned thread reader
  • waitlist for beta of the email of threads

Boring milestones - 95% done.

Published by: itsLeo_m, Founder of ok human


Bugs. Microcopy. UI fixes. Responsive pages.

It's all so boring. It's all so important.

95% of the beta is now done. Got caught up on the last 5% of the project. Now, this is an extremely risky place to be in. Past experience shows that this is where products die before they have a chance to see the light of day.

I keep wondering - is this an excuse or is it all necessary. For sure, some core issue must be handled (everything that has an interface with the core functions of the products), but others are probably a sign of my imposter syndrome peeking out.

Final push - onwards.