Decided to launch the MVP on Product Hunt instead of waiting for it to be more polished.
My previous PH launch was Pluckd. Pluckd is super-polished. I had spent months on it. I made a video for PH, I mailed my contacts and customers to warn them about the PH launch. I was super nervous and excited.
The end result is that Pluckd was at no point featured on the home page. It was shadow-banned from the get-go. The PH support team didn't help at all. No explanation was given, only platitudes. After the amount of care I had spent on Pluckd's launch, this outcome made me mope around for a week. 😢
The good thing is that I learned not to overhype the launch. I learned that can launch again and again!
So this time, I'm launching early! The product is a bit raw, there are still things I have to do manually on the backend, but it works! So far the peer feedback I've received from FeedSpark has been great!
If you are interested in getting better personal feedback from your peers, give it a look-see! 😁
We built our prototype in 4 weeks!
This was large @NathFLeite's doing 🙏
You can test it out at this link. (Try asking a buddy or a team member for some feedback then let me know how it went!)
It's made with Bubble. There were other no-code options but she didn't want to spend time tinkering with how to make different no-code apps talk to one another.
There are, however, things like the calendar reminders that we were unable to do with Bubble. These features are currently operating in a concierge mode 💁: which means we're manually pulling the strings behind the scenes.
No personal data will be saved as everything works via emails and URL params. There are no cookies or databases. 😉
The product is super-raw... but it does work! And I've enjoyed the feedback I've received so far! Hopefully, the people on my waitlist will like it too!
I wanted to do something related to feedback ever since my first performance review on my day job.
After conducting 10 user interviews, I discovered I was not the only one who felt like that. Some issues that were raised:
The intent was there: to encourage or change certain behaviors. My bet was the problem lied in the format - lack of evidence, focus on judgments, and heuristics at play - that cause people either to ignore or become defensive to the feedback given.
Summoning the no-code prowess of my wife, we came up with an idea of how peer feedback should be - which later became FeedSpark!
Peer Feedback is hard to give and to receive. Many managers are starving for feedback from their teams. Meanwhile, team members are wary of giving feedback that will be ignored, at best, or used against them, at worst.