tele.ws by Yury Smykalov (@ysmykalov) from Limassol, Cyprus.
What’s your motivation for creating your product?
As a chatbot developer and the founder of InviteMember (membership bot platform), I’ve had an opportunity to chat with many people who’re running a Telegram-based business. Most of them don’t have websites for their projects. Actually, they exist only in Telegram and promote their projects only in Telegram as well.
Sometimes these Telepreneurs (Telegram entrepreneurs) need to share a link with others about their project. Which one should they use?
t.me links are not optimal for several reasons (description is too short, you can’t put multiple links there, can’t change appearance, can’t use Google Analytics, etc). That’s why I built this dead simple landing page generator.
There are 3 things right now that make it “Telegrammy”:
✔️ You can log in with your Telegram account
✔️ Your page will be hosted in https://tele.ws/ domain (think of TELEgram WebSite)
✔️ Buttons will have a Telegram icon for t.me/ links
I already started using it live for one of my bots:
Compare this new link with the old one that I used in the past:
Which one gives a better sense of what is this bot about?
What are your product features?
📝 Title, tagline, and description
🆒 Buttons for all your channels, groups and bots
🧠 Short address (tele.ws/...)
🔍 SEO-friendly (coming soon)
Since this was a 24hrs project, the functionality is pretty basic at the moment. In the future, I’m planning to add (at least) image gallery (similar to the one on ProductHunt) and Google Analytics support.
I launched this product in a pretty early stage to collect feedback and find a market fit as soon as possible.
When did you launch?
I launched on 21st November 2018 (PH).
Where did you launch?
How did your launch go?
This was my second launch on ProductHunt. And it went much better than the first one!
Upvotes (PH): 61
Landing pages created: 35
News channel followers: 7
Reactions in Twitter: many, I didn’t count 🙂 For example, Ryan Hoover (ProductHunt founder, 108K+ followers) shared a link in his Twitter:
Any specific launch tips? Or things you would do differently?
1. You don’t need a logo to launch. You could start with a free icon. I used paper plane from Font Awesome, for example.
2. ProductHunt page looks better with animated logo. I used https://giphy.com to create a cool looking rainbow animation of the paper plane.
3. I highly recommend participating in events like 24hrs Startup Challenge, great way to get more exposure for your project.