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Timetaco

Create your own countdowns, as easy as 3, 2, 1

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Stavros Korokithakis
Hello product hunters, My friend Stelios and I wanted to post some countdowns to events we liked, to get our friends excited about them, but we couldn't find any sites that made that easy. So, we did what any reasonable person would never do, we built our own. TimeTaco lets you easily create your own, beautiful, embeddable countdowns, with custom backgrounds (or a random, gorgeous Unsplash photo) and in-browser push notifications. Let us know what you think!
Sebastián Alvarez
@stavrosk Hey this is really nice, was looking something like this for events and confs! Of course a little API to POST date and receive and URL would be nice. In fact, and as usual, when I found something so cool like this I try to create a little script to integrate it.
Stavros Korokithakis
@alvarezsebastian Hmm yeah, that wouldn't be hard to do. What sort of integration were you thinking of?
Sebastián Alvarez
@stavrosk Well my job is integrating Slack on my company, so probably something like that.. but I know that at the first stage of a product this isn't a goal, that's why I wrote those proof of concepts.
Stavros Korokithakis
@alvarezsebastian I like that idea, we might implement a simple API endpoint pretty soon, thanks!
Sebastián Alvarez
@stavrosk Great!, will subscribe to get updates. Probably my boss would like to see in action inside Slack. Again great product!
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
Hello from me! Here are some 🌮 created by us, that you can subscribe to be notified when they are due: WWDC 2018: https://www.timetaco.com/cgunwe/ The upcoming Canadian F1 Gran Prix: https://www.timetaco.com/bcftwf/
Rina Rasaeva
Love the idea :) It's easy way to get more excited.
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@rina_rasaeva Thanks Rina! :D
Garg Ankit
If I understand correctly, they are landing pages only to be used via the Timetaco domain. Any idea if the same can be ported to a domain I own?
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@graciousgarg You can use the embed feature to embed the tacos you create to your website. Just click the "< >" button on the bottom right corner of the taco you are interested in adding to your website.
Garg Ankit
@stelabouras Had missed it. Thanks.
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@graciousgarg We are thinking about making custom domains a paid feature though, would that interest you?
Garg Ankit
@stelabouras How would that work? You adding a 301 redirect to the custom URL?
Stavros Korokithakis
@stelabouras @graciousgarg No, you'd point a CNAME to us and you'd get a whole hosted TimeTaco instance.
Craig Barber
Love this, the simplicity is great! It would be cool if I could use a date format that has all days and not months. Top work and love the embed feature.
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@craigjbarber Thanks for your feedback Graig! I am interested in why just an all days format is easier to read than X months Y days though. Do you have an example?
Craig Barber
@stelabouras Hey, I don't have an example... but it's just a thought : ) could be counters in all seconds, all days etc.
Dan Dan
Simple design has killed usability. Had I arrived at this page without a description on the previous site I would have no idea what's going on. Not even a small link to an about page.
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@tostartafire There's a "?" button at the bottom right corner with more info but I can make it more prominent I suppose, thanks :)
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@tostartafire The "?" is now more prominent ;) Thanks for your feedback Dan!
Dan Dan
@stelabouras Ha! I had not seen that until you mentioned it. Thanks.
Simon Bromberg
wow that skewed form is hurting my brain
Ayush Chandra
Great job!!😊 Could this be used for an Wordpress website ?
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@ayush_chandra Thanks! I guess that depends. It looks like Wordpress.com strips the script tags, disallowing Javascript to run due to security reasons (I don't blame them, of course). For a hosted Wordpress website though I suppose that can be done via the Shortcode API.
Damjanski
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Adrian Bauer
Is this related to TacoTime?
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@adrianbauer Nope, what's that?
Charles Magnuson
I can't get seconds to appear in my countdown. How do I enable seconds?
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
@magnuson If your countdown is scheduled for more than a month from now, then it displays month/days/hours/minutes. If it's less than a month, then it's days/hours/minutes/seconds. The countdown will switch to the latter format when it will cross the 1 month threshold.
Nanda Kumar
Iam a Motion Graphics Artist, i have done a video for " timetaco " product, kindly have a look at it, @timetaco & all, give your valuable feedback. @timetaco if you find this video helpfull for you feel free to use it, anymore info kindly let me know, my maild id is : nanda.chozan@gmail.com https://vimeo.com/274248068
Stavros Korokithakis
@timetaco @nanda_kumar3 Hello, unfortunately this video is private and I can't watch it :/ You need to make it public, I think.
Nanda Kumar
@timetaco @stavrosk I changed the privacy setting, now its in public, everyone can watch
Stavros Korokithakis
@timetaco @nanda_kumar3 That looks great, thank you!
Nanda Kumar
@timetaco @stavrosk thanks , feel free to use the video to promote the product. . . :)
Krishna De
Love this @stavrosk - thanks for creating it - I actually came across your platform before seeing you here during the week as someone was using your tool. I would love to see the platform accessed for the creation with a login so that old events can be deleted and also so we can login from different browsers and computers should we want to edit it - I am guessing it remembers the browser you are in as we can edit the content currently Would be great if the event when shared to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn could appear as a countdown as at the moment it just appears as the image with an overlay across all of it with your logo I am working on Firefox and can not see the option to change from a 24 clock? Looking forward to seeing how you further develop the platform.
Stavros Korokithakis
Hey @krishnade, we're actually developing this right now! We'll probably release it in a few weeks, you'll see it on the site. We don't support 12-hour clocks right now, but we can look into adding that. Thank you!
Krishna De
@stavrosk Thanks coming back to me - I just asked about the 12 hour clock as there is prompt to say there is a 24 hour clock so was expecting it to also offer 12 hours! Hope you can post an update here when your new features are launched - perhaps you can message those of us who are interested!
Stelios Petrakis
Maker
Hey guys, we want to share an update for Timetaco! In case you haven't noticed, we have introduced Timetaco accounts. Every time you create a countdown, it will be automatically bound to your account. Alongside the account feature, we are also launching the white-labeling feature in beta. White-labeling lets you share your Tacos via the embed feature without a link back to the TimeTaco webpage and costs $3 per Taco per month. If you are interested in enrolling on the beta, just send us an email on beta@timetaco.com and we will enroll you right away! Oh, and we have also straightened the form 😉 Thanks!
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