We launched Softr 2.0 - Web-App Builder on ProductHunt on December 1st, and reached to the top #1 spot 4 hours into the day 🎉 This was our 2nd launch (3 months later), after launching Softr 1.0 - Website Builder back in August.
Four hours later, Softr 2.0 was taken down by ProductHunt 😳🤷
Softr is the easiest no-code platform to build powerful web apps on Airtable, in 10 minutes. No code, no design skills required. 🔮
With Softr 2.0, you can now build dynamic web-apps like Listings, Online Courses, Job Boards, Upvoting Sites, Events Directories, E-commerce Sites, Service Marketplaces and more. Check it out here - https://www.softr.io/.
Softr 2.0 was the biggest product launch since its inception last year. According to ProductHunt's rules, it could be classified as a major change in the product, hence we were allowed to post on PH after 3 months.
The new product's major changes are 🎁
🤯 Unlimited Apps
🚀 6 Web-App Templates
🧩 60+ Building Blocks (Listings, List Details, Custom Forms, Email Capture, etc)
💎 Native Airtable integration
🔎 Search, Filtering, Sorting out of the box
🔁 Complete control of the mapped Airtable fields (show/hide fields)
🎨 Complete control of the design of your listings / filters / search bar
✔️ 2-way interactive web-apps (Show data from & add data back to Airtable)
💠 Airtable custom views (Control what to show to end users)
Unfortunately midway through the launch, it was taken down with reasoning that the 6 months release interval wasn't kept 🤯☠️
Regardless of what happened, we want to express our gratitude to everyone who voted for us, supported us throughout our journey of building Softr ✊ We'll keep you posted as we continue delivering new updates for Softr! ✍🏻
P.S. Main learnings - ProductHunt has stricten their rules, so make sure to keep the 6 month interval, and have really major changes between your products before you launch.
Would love to hear if anyone in the community has similar story behind the scenes! ✌🏻