Automated website tester that analyzes your site for bugs 🐛🐞

Monkey Test It by Jesper (@jesperht) from London.

https://monkeytest.it

 

Monkey Test It is an automated website tester that analyzes your site for bugs like broken links, missing images and JavaScript errors (+ other stuff too like performance and SEO).

 

Discount

We are happy to offer a 20% lifetime discount to readers.

Simply email Jesper at human@monkeytest.it with the subject “Holiday banana discount” and he’ll sort you out 🙂

Offer expires Jan 1, 2019.

 

What’s your motivation for creating your product?

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!

 

What are your product features?

* Finds bugs on your website automatically with zero coding involved

* Can find dead links, missing images, JavaScript errors, invalid CSS, performance problems, and SEO mistakes.

* 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.

 

When did you launch?

March 11th 2016.

 

Where did you launch?

Product Hunt

 

How did your launch go?

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).

 

Any specific launch tips? Or things you would do differently?

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.

Notification bot 🤖 for Product Hunt projects in Telegram 📲

Trackly by Nikolay Siabrenko (@sybrikN) from Ukraine

https://t.me/tracklybot

 

What’s your motivation for creating your product?

When I started building something at first I was thinking about how this project could make life easier for someone, money in the background(I think it’s my problem😊)

I started building Trackly because when I launched my first project, I refresh the page every 3-4 minutes for seeing new upvotes, it was a little strained. I think I’m not the first to feel this problem.

This project nonprofit for me, just building for fun in the https://24hrstartup.com/products/trackly challenge.

 

What are your product features?

Trackly – it’s Telegram bot🤖 which can send notifications about new upvotes and comments on any project from Product Hunt which you subscribe.

Just send a link to the project on PH and bot start track it for you. Also, you can watch stats about projects which you subscribe without visit Product Hunt.

 

When did you launch?

19.11.2018

 

Where did you launch?

Product Hunt 

 

How did your launch go?

In the first day after launch I had:

1. 67 upvotes on Product Hunt

2. 50 registered users

3. 30 users track 43 projects with Trackly

 

Any specific launch tips? Or things you would do differently?

Tips before and after launch:

1. Build community. No matter how cool and useful your product will be, how do people find out about him?

Just start from Tweeting about your developing progress, writing articles about the problem and how your product will solve it.


2. Do the MVP of your product quickly. Do not spend on developing MVP for more than two weeks, otherwise, you may waste time. Test your ideas fast 🚀

3. Don’t expect much from Product Hunt. This is only the first step in your journey.

4. Keep in touch with users. Send weekly emails about project updates, because people can forget about you.