I have launched https://haptic.so on May, 13th. It's a platform for the #BuildInPublic enthusiasts. You create product pages and post public updates of your product development progress, ideas, troubles, learnings, etc. If you're seeking inspiration, you can browse, collect and boost (upvote) products.
As of this writing, Haptic has more than 60 users (one on the PRO plan) and more than 50 products.
One week ago I have launched a tiny platform for the build in public enthusiasts. 👉 https://haptic.so
I had another side project which I used to build in public, using social media, blogs, etc. But it was all over the place, mixed with non-related posts, memes and random quotes.
I needed a place, where I could narrate a coherent and tractable story of the products I'm building and share it with likeminded people. And I needed it to be a platform, where people could interact and inspire each other.
So haptic is:
You go on Haptic and create your product page. You fill in your product details and you're ready to start posting product updates.
As of this writing, most of the content-creation tools are still in development, except the "Quick Update". It's just like a Twitter post, but with 1000 symbols limit.
If you want to get inspired, you can visit the Browse page and see what other people are building and sharing.
You can collect products and boost (upvote) the ones you like the most.
I have launched Haptic on May, 13th.
It went super well. On that same day I made my first $10. A user (Dustin! 🙌) purchased the "Creator" plan. That day 20-something people registered.
But here's the funny/sad part of the story.
In the first hour after the launch, all of the users were signing in with my account's session.
I have described what happened in details + one more big fail here in this Twitter thread.
The story has a happy ending, tho. Nothing critical happened and (almost) nobody noticed 🤫
It's all stable now. Pheww. 😌
At the moment Haptic is quite bare-bones.
But all of these are on the roadmap and most of them are under development now.
With the release of the MVP I wanted to gather some feedback. I got waaay too much and my backlog has doubled it's size since the launch.
People are interested, so this makes me genuinely happy and motivates me to push this even more.
Here are some of the things that are planned in addition to the ones mentioned above:
All of these are going to be built publicly on Haptic (talk about inception) 😅
I'm curious what do you guys think about Haptic. Do you have any suggestions, ideas, criticism? Anything is appreciated, as the platform is under heavy development and any feedback is super useful to me.
I'd like to invite you and try it for yourself.
It's free, the registration is super simple (Twitter), product pages take 10 seconds to create.
If you decide to go with the "Creator" plan, DM me here or on Twitter for a discount coupon.
Thank you for your time!
Have an awesome day!