What’s your motivation for creating your product?
What are your product features?
When did you launch?
Where did you launch?
Any specific launch tips? Or things you would do differently?
Stripo is a drag-and-drop email template builder which also offers a pure HTML code for worldly-wise and skilled designers. 20K+ people love Stripo for automated email creation processes that save time, for embedded modern tools to build interactive emails, and for sophisticated ready-to-use templates.
Building an HTML email is an expensive* and hard work with no standards.
The Litmus 2018 State of Email Workﬂows says that the whole email creation process takes a company 25 hours and 9.6 emails are typically in production at once.
People think that they can’t create responsive email templates without HTML skills.
That is why we created a solution, Drag-n-Drop & HTML email template editor, which helps individuals and teams reduce time on email creation on 60% and can be used by everyone without any HTML skills.
1. Rich ESP integration. Create templates in Stripo, export in 1click to your ESP and email clients (including Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, SendGrid, Braze, Outlook, Gmail, etc.) or export to HTML archive with pure code. Create in Stripo and send anywhere!
2. The personal library of blocks. For example, you can create your countdown timer or social networks blocks, save them to the personal library and drag them in when you need it.
3. The banner block to design sophisticated banners with copy over them without any photo editors;
4. 270 pre-designed email templates, divided into categories. All you have to do is choose the one you like, customize it in accordance with your website design. Export to the ESP you use.
We launched it on Tuesday, the 16th of October.
– 619 Upvotes on PH
– 2000+ unique visitors to Stripo.email
– more than 100 registrations
– 50 reviews on Product Hunt
– Don’t waste your time looking for a hunter. Launch by yourselves
– Use the “Ask” section from the launch day. Here’s an example:
– Make the acquaintance of the collections’ owners beforehand. May they add you to their collection on the launch date
GetFunded by Will Sacks (@willsacks) from Boulder CO
I raised 5 rounds of funding at my last company and at first it was so hard it almost killed the company. I wanted to create a course to save other entrepreneurs the pain the frustration I experienced in the early years and teach all the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff you need to know to make raising money easy.
GetFunded is a course that walks founders through my proven 5 step process of raising capital.
Nov 18th 2018.
I did absolutely no planning for the launch and since I was creating the whole thing in 24 hours I basically put it on ProductHunt when I had 5 minutes of my 24 hours left. I got some twitter buzz and have 15 people registered so far.
Next time I’ll definitely make a better launch plan. I haven’t even gotten around to informing my network over email yet.
Anyone can email me for free help raising money for their startup.
Monkey Test It by Jesper (@jesperht) from London.
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Monkey Test It is the result of scratching an itch I had experienced at the last 4 companies I had worked at. These companies all had solid testing pipelines, but after the deployment step, testing stopped. In my mind this was a huge gap in our coverage, as all kinds of things can go wrong once a page is live and deployed to production.
I wanted to go beyond searching for strings to see if things “worked”, and that’s when Monkey Test It was born. It started as a broken link checker, but then I added more and more checks as I discovered new bugs that were commonly occurring, while at the same time keeping the interface easy enough for non-tech staff to be able to use it. Today we’ve got thousands of users and some exciting releases planned for the near future!
* Finds bugs on your website automatically with zero coding involved
* Slack integration
* No infrastructure needed – you can schedule tests directly from within Monkey Test It
* Plays nicely with other systems to trigger automatic tests when you deploy to Heroku, Netlify, or just about any other platform.
March 11th 2016.
535 upvotes #1 product of the day.
Got around 2000 new unique visitors on that day, and then an aftershock of 1600 new ones 3 days later (PH Newsletter?), and about a week after got an extra 1000 visitor boost from a middle eastern tech news site that featured us (which I assume they found via PH).
The launch was rather … unplanned! We were hunted by surprised by someone, and I was at my day job at the time, working on something else when I noticed the traffic spike. Luckily I had virtual machine images created recently, so handling the increased load wasn’t so bad as I just had to spin up more testing servers on the spot.
My main advice would be to set up triggers in your analytics software to alert you if you get a 10%+ traffic spike. Have a plan for how to handle traffic spikes (horizontal scaling? Aggressive caching?). Use something like Sentry (sentry.io) and FullStory (fullstory.com) to understand the issues that users may have when they visit your site.
PopBack by Melih Mucuk (@baymucuk) from Istanbul, TR.
PopBack is a framework for collecting feedback from your mobile app users in real time. You can create a form with custom style, push it to your users and collect feedbacks. PopBack currently works on React Native. We’re planning to add native iOS and Android support after the beta stage.
We built PopBack for our needs, we used and tested it own mobile apps. Then want to launch for everyone. Getting feedbacks from mobile app users is really tough. And feedbacks are very important for mobile apps.
* Send a feedback form lightning fast! Online users get your form instantly.
* You can tag users and send specific forms to tagged users.
* Adapt to your app! Design your form with custom colors and font family.
It’s quite silent. We got 50 visitors until right now.
We offer lifetime 20% discount to overall packages during the beta stage.
Job Board Fire by Suren (@suren_starts_up)
I wanted to help makers monetize their creations without relying on sponsors for revenue.
Makers can now create a job board and integrate it with their existing product in minutes when the existing solution took days of configuration.
You can have a job board with your brand color, logo, and custom domain up and running and ready to generate revenue in minutes.
Nov 16, 2018.
My launch went better than expected. I got #7 product of the day.
That translated to about 700 unique views on launch day, which turned into 77 job boards created on that day.
The conversion rate on unique views to job boards created seems amazing, but you have to keep in mind most people just wanted to check out what it looks like.
From all of the signups, I got a handful of active users actually trying to grow a job board, which is still amazing 🙂
I made the mistake of not pre-marketing Job Board Fire. The Product Hunt launch is a very important step, and having an initial list of users to drive to the product hunt page is invaluable. I would strongly recommend you build an email list as you’re creating your product.
Game Night Invite by Joy Friberg (@ojoyoj) from Stockholm, Sweden
https://gamenightinvite.com is an application for friends who want to arrange boardgame events. Every member of the event can add games they own or create an event of their own and invite others. Members can vote on which game they want to play and before the event, all members can see the top-voted games and who should bring them.
The idea came to me after my last game event, I was bringing games to the party but none of them were played. Also during the event there was always a question after each time we finished a game, which game should we play now?
Game Night Invite’s features are game search via BoardGameGeek’s API, event creation, email invite and game vote in event details amongst the invited.
I launched it on a Sunday on the 18th of November 2018 as a part of a contest to create a startup live on Twitch in 24 hours. The current (22th Nov) should be considered as an MVP.
I only launched it through my social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
I can’t say that the launch went well. I got most of the site visitors through my tweet, which of today (22th Nov) has been viewed 3048 times. That number was a record for me since I didn’t use Twitter that much (but I do now!). I got surprised since I only have 78 followers on Twitter.
The site has had 211 unique visitors and here are the stats from social media:
Twitter (78 followers): 79
Facebook (442 friends): 47
Linkedin (528 contacts): 17
I don’t know where the rest of the visitors came from.
Out of 211 unique visitors, only 8 unique accounts have been created. That is 3,8% av all people that visit the site that takes the time to register and actually play around with the application.
Since it is only an MVP or prototype I don’t charge anything for it and I will probably not do that until the number of users has increased so much my costs go up. The only extra cost was 14 USD for the domain. I already had a server I was paying for that I could use.
If the application needs a registration and a login, you should make the friction as low as possible. I believe my number of users had been higher if I had let them try the application beforehand instead of only see the landing page and asking for registration. Also, make sure it is mobile friendly if you intend to launch it through social media since many people use their phone for that.
Markdown.love by Valentino Urbano (@valentinourbano) from Milan, Italy.
I was creating offline bookmarks manually for months by saving the HTML of the page. The problem is that when I need to get back to them to check something out they were all full of ads, headers, footers. So much clutter just to read an article. I needed something to get just the page in a text file. Markdown would be perfect for this!
Since I wanted to launch it for the 24 hours startup challenge I had to keep the scope limited to something I could build in such limited timeframe.
I started brainstorming openly on my website and marking features as mandatory and optional. Once Saturday rolled around I jumped on Twitch and build it completely in the open while documenting the process, live tweeting and live streaming both building and launching it.
REST API to convert any article into markdown while stripping unwanted tags.
Sunday, November 20th at almost 2 AM.
I still haven’t launched on Product Hunt or blogs, because I feel like I need to add some more polishing. Going to probably launch it on PH sometime next week.
– I launched it at 2 AM and went to sleep. The next morning it already had 1000 visits.
– 10 registered users
– 600 Twitch views
– No paid customer yet
Building completely in the open is great: Motivation and Accountability.
You commit to something and can’t hide back: – Getting Help. A lot of people contacted me and helped with both branding and monetization tips and the product is better as a result: Getting Support.
After talking and streaming for 13+ hours I was tired, but I was almost there. Pat Walls joined the stream and gave me the last push I needed to ship.What I found hard instead is finding the right pricing point. The free plan that can’t be too greedy or your users won’t be able to appreciate your product fully, but it also can’t give too much away or no one will subscribe to your paid plan. If you have no idea on how to price try looking at competition and their pricing structure and take it as a guideline.
Enkel by James Newman (@jam3sn_) from Cardiff, UK.
Enkel is a clean and simple RSS reader.
Enkel is a clean and simple RSS reader. If you like me, you probably have multiple news apps or sick go being bombarded with images and popups. I aim to simplify the way you aggregate and check your news.
Inspired by the minimal movement and the challenge of building a black & white UI, I want the user to be able to focus on the content.
21st November, 2018.
The launch went fairly well. We have 150 users registered, nearly 300 feeds created using almost 400 sources (RSS feeds).
This is my first time really launching my own product, so I didn’t really know what to expect. It’s worth taking some time to think about a strategy for getting your product out there. People to tweet, sites to post too. I’m kind of learning this now post launch, posting to these places the following evenings since launch and still figuring things out!