Finally, the day has arrived and we pulled the plug.
Shoutout is now available to everyone where they can turn the social proof they get on Twitter into a beautiful wall of love!
Full announcement here: https://twitter.com/5harath/status/1359997069608570880?s=20
Shoutout officially incorporated as Shoutout Studio Inc.
This my first, incorporating a company in the US. It was one of those proud moments I will cherish in life with Curtis!
Here's the announcement we made on Twitter: https://twitter.com/5harath/status/1349508873850335233
It was one of my do thing that don't scale methods. I started onboarding legends like Jack Butcher, Julian Shapiro, Alex Lieberman from Morning Brew, Matthew Kobach from Fast etc.
Here's the first announcement: https://twitter.com/5harath/status/1339359592636182529
Curtis and I worked on turning the scrappy MVP into a fully-coded V1. We decided to test it with close friends and launched it for them!
The goal is to iterate, learn from a broader subset of customers, and ship features that people want.
Here's the announcement:
After a month of iterations and people asking for more features, I got a sign to look for a technical co-founder who can help scale the product and take it to the next level.
This time, I put a bat-signal on Twitter and got 16 DMs from various talented developers. I went on calls with all of them but Curtis Cummings and I instantly connected. Here's the announcement:
After getting some amazing responses from the community and around 300 signups, I have decided to build an MVP using no-code tools.
I used to Bubble and started building the first version. I used Twitter API for login, bubble API to read tweets and shipped the MVP to some close friends for validation.
They all loved it and asked for more features and instantly started iterating from then. Here's a tweet about the initial version from my good friend Whit: https://twitter.com/whit4th/status/1309172371899789318
Me being the no-code maker I'm, I quickly shipped a landing page within 24hrs after getting the idea. The landing page consists of the idea, why people should care, how it works and what's there for them.
Post from Twitter: https://twitter.com/5harath/status/1301145285251530752
Here's the post on IH: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/launching-shoutout-deed3a2a34
Most of my projects start with a question: "What if this platform exists" and Shoutout started the same way!
I'm an active Twitter user and get a lot of shoutouts, so I had this thought what if I curate all my shoutouts under one place. I immediately shared the idea with my friend KP who instantly said it's great and that gave me a solid boost to take from zero to one!
Here's KP announcing the idea before me: https://twitter.com/thisiskp_/status/1300559824292319235
We believe the social proof is going to help creators, startups amp up their sales and build credibility on the Internet. Shoutout makes it incredibly easy to leverage the social proof they get social platforms.