Lockdown Showcase ๐Ÿฆ  ๐Ÿ‘€

Crowdsourced list of products created during lockdown

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I've been experimenting with different no-code tools and decided to make a site that showcases all the great products made by makers during lockdown

June 21, 2020 Lockdown Showcase ๐Ÿฆ  ๐Ÿ‘€ #1 on HN

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23592788

A little update ๐Ÿ‘€

Since posting to Hacker News at 12PM EST today:

๐Ÿ–ผ +100 new amazing products were added
๐Ÿ“ˆ The post on HN had received a whopping 184 points and 460 comments

I am so grateful for all the support! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

This day is working out pretty well for lockdownshowcase.com

June 21, 2020 LockdownShowcase #3 on HackerNews +90 new products

So I launched on Product Hunt at 12AM PST like all the launch guides had said

โœ… Launch on PH

I woke up late ๐Ÿ˜…....at 8AM and started working on promoting the launch.

โœ… At least I woke up, gotta be grateful ๐Ÿ˜ด

5 minutes before I went for lunch, I read howtolaunch dot fyi guide to launching your product and realized that I should post to Hacker News as well. So I made a post titled: "What did you make during lockdown?" and called people to post their products in lockdownshowcase.com.

โœ… Post on HN ๐Ÿ‘พ

I didn't think much of it and went for lunch.

โœ… Lunch ๐ŸŒฏ

Came back from lunch and just casually checked HN and suddenly saw that in during the hour I was lunching the post exploded with over 150 upvoted and 200 comments. I checked Lockdown Showcase and there were 50 products in the list (there were only 4 when I left).

โœ… Mind Blown ๐Ÿคฏ

Since then the post became #2 on the site and then ended up converted to an Ask HN post and quietly disappear from the front page. Though it is still trending top #5 in Ask HN.

Aftermath, since the HN post came up at 12:00PM:
๐Ÿ‘€ +1000 page views
๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™€๏ธ +700 unique visitors
๐Ÿ–ผ +90 products added to the site

It's been a hell of a ride in my first real experience of the internet.

Let me know what you think.

June 21, 2020 Launched Lockdown Showcase ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ‘€ on Product Hunt ๐Ÿš€

What started as a tweet calling for a leaderboard for products made during lockdown, became my very first no-code launch on product hunt.

Made the website using ๐Ÿ–ผ @carrd and embeddable database ๐Ÿ—ƒ in @airtable.

Browse through products or add your own ๐Ÿ’ซ

Hope it is helpful to makers right now.

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I've been experimenting with different no-code tools and decided to make a site that showcases all the great products made by makers during lockdown