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Weekly Update: 9/06 - 9/12

Here's my weekly update for Dub:

🚀This week
This week was quite productive! I nailed down the initial Notion table creation for podcasts and episodes, plus I'm now generating custom episode uploader embeds for each podcast. I also wrote a service to keep Supabase and Notion in sync with one another.

⏳Next week
I'm ready to start working on the design of the app itself (this is not my forte, so wish me luck). I'm also planning to record another update video and generate some gifs showing Dub in action.

🙃Struggles
I spent way too much time working on a sync service architecture that wasn't feasible, but I'm not sure that I'd have come to the working solution had I not gone through that, so I'll take it as a win!

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    cool to hear you got a working sync service architecture.
    are you using the Notion API to integrate? What's that experience like?

    I had an idea for a Notion integration recently but put it on the back burner. for now...

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      Thanks Miguel!

      Yep, I'm using the Notion API. It's been pretty decent so far, though I have hit two major roadblocks specific to Dub that required what some would probably call over-engineering:

      1. No uploads from the Notion API yet. Even if this were possible, however, Notion caps uploads at 5MB per file for the free plan, which is way too small for 99% of podcast episodes.

      2. As far as I can tell, there's no websockets or long/short polling funtionality provided by the Notion API. This means I have to rely on scheduled jobs (whether by time or triggered by an event) in order to pull data from Notion and into Supabase.

      I'd love to hear more about your idea!

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        yeh, those do seem like limitations. I hope you're able to push forward and find reliable/scalable solutions.

        so my idea was around creating a graph search view around Notion, much like Obisidian. Originally, I came up with the idea of integrating with Bear, my personal note taking app, then saw that there's an opportunity to expand to Notion. So put that in the list of product ideas to build. It's my second idea after TurboNav, so we'll see! 😉

        Although the feasibility around it remains to be seen. I already had in mind needing to work on a sync mechanism.

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          Thanks Miguel, I’m working on some improvements to the sync system :)

          A graph search component for Notion would be awesome! One of the biggest issues I’ve had with Notion is finding pages and databases.

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            nice! happy to hear how that sync system works out!

            Yeah, finding pages on Notion has been a hassle in the past. Might build a POC next year. Currently focusing on TurboNav, so will have to wait 😄

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    Good luck with the design! Also eager to watch the videos. You make great product walkthrough videos 👌

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