MakeHub - Product Stars
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MakeHub

A crowdsourced list of startups made by solo developers

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Rauno Metsa
Maker
Hi all โ€“ I made a small site where people can post bootstrapped startups. My robot will go and fetch some dynamic data like Twitter followers, Product Hunt upvotes and revenue on Indie Hackers.
Graeme Fulton
@raunometsa this is fantastic, congrats on the launch - i just added my product ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Product page updates and open data look very useful!
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@graeme_fulton Wow... thanks ๐Ÿ˜ป. It was a cool surprise to see my product on the front page of PH when I came back from my morning ๐Ÿƒ run: https://twitter.com/raunometsa/status/1011908627077230594
Nico Bistolfi
@raunometsa this looks great! Love it!
Ramy
I like this idea. It would be cool to organize these into categories so people could easily find indie alternatives to commonly used types of products like analytics, CRMs etc. Great work. What are your plans for the future with this?
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@ramykhuffash Thanks, it's a great idea! I'll build categories into this. Probably when adding/editing a product, you can choose a category (or add a new one) and I'll show these categories somewhere (on top?) on the listing page. I'm trying to build this into a small social network site for product makers. I've started with ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Product updates, ๐Ÿšง Roadmap, โœ๏ธ๏ธ Blog, ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๏ธ Subscribers, ๐Ÿ“ฎ Messages and ๐Ÿ“ˆ Statistics โ€“ you can see those by clicking links on the left side: http://makehub.io/@makehub All ideas and suggestions are welcome!
Colin Winhall
@ramykhuffash My first thought also. This is where I feel this website should move towards focusing on. Not easy to monetise as most IH don't have any affiliate scheme set up.
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@ramykhuffash Added to my ๐Ÿšง roadmap: http://makehub.io/@makehub/roadmap/feature-requests/61
Dre Durr๐Ÿ’ก
Dope ๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿšฌdesign. I love the simplicity of it. What is in your stack? How long did it take you to build? What is the inspiration behind building it?
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@dredurr Thanks a lot! It's a Laravel (php) project + MySQL db hosted on Digital Ocean. I made it in a evening some days ago and then fixed some ๐Ÿž bugs that IH community pointed out. I think it's so cool that people ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ bootstrap their own products to profitability. I understand that not all products can be bootstrapped, but there are a lot of internet products that really can โ€“ there's so many good examples of profitable sideprojects out there. @levelsio is definately a huge inspiration for me. Indie Hackers too!
Biraj Ghosh
Looks amazing..just added my startup :)
Nikolay Siabrenko
๐Ÿšจ๐ŸšจAlarm! Alarm!๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ I can access for edit every project. Is it only for me or for all? Is it bug or feature? :)
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@nikolay_siabrenko Yeah... I had no limitations there, but it makes sense to limit that โ€“ I now changed it so that only submitter can edit own posts. Does it make sense...? ๐Ÿค”
Nikolay Siabrenko
@raunometsa Yes, If I was been an evil genius I maybe will change all projects on own project :)
Ben Tossell
@nikolay_siabrenko @raunometsa shouldn't a maker be able to edit too? I wanted to add something to newCo but can't ๐Ÿ˜”
Nikolay Siabrenko
@raunometsa @bentossell Currently I can update my project Tripi. Find your project in the list and in right part of line click on edit button or edit by link - http://makehub.io/@YourProjectName/edit
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@nikolay_siabrenko @bentossell Yes! โœ… Fixed: https://twitter.com/raunometsa/status/1011945615713071104
Agu Rejรณn
Awesome idea. Love the simplicity of the site and the integration with PH votes!
Colin Winhall
Really cool ๐Ÿ™Œ. I added mine, although pre-revenue. As already mentioned in the comments, this has potential in showing indie alternatives to mass market software. I'd rather give my money to indie makers! ๐Ÿ‘
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@colinwinhall There's a lot of products pre-revenue so that's cool and yeah, I would also pay indie makers directly!
Andy Cook
This is neat. I like the simplicIty of it. Added my older brotherโ€™s solo project: NanaGram.co. It lets you mail 4x6 photos to your loved ones via SMS. Makes it super easy to send photos to Grandma ๐Ÿ‘ต
Kunal Bhatia
@andygcook same hereโ€”simplicity is key ๐Ÿ‘Œ I've added SlidesUp to the list!
shashank harwalkar
What's the point of the website? It's just a list. What is supposed to help with? Who is your target audience? I may sound critical but, someone has to ask.
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@i_shank Yeah, it's a very simple list currently, that's all. However, I would like to build this into a small social network for makers. I've started with ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Product updates, ๐Ÿšง Roadmap, โœ๏ธ๏ธ Blog, ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๏ธ Subscribers, ๐Ÿ“ฎ Messages and ๐Ÿ“ˆ Statistics which you can check out here a little bit (click on left menu items): http://makehub.io/@makehub
shashank harwalkar
@makehub @raunometsa Piece of advice - build the community first and then the product. I have been through this before.
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@makehub @i_shank Yes! This kind of product can't exist without the community! I was kinda hoping to build the product together with the community โ€“ after all these people would use the product and not me personally. I hope to find makers here who would like to be a part of building this product (I mean, I will write code, but community could help me to figure out the exact functionality).
shashank harwalkar
@makehub @raunometsa https://www.producthunt.com/posts/readory-2 This was highly voted on PH. It is eventually dying due to lack of community.
Leo Baecker
Smart idea! A cool feature would be to list major SaaS companies and give alternatives that solomakers offer ๐Ÿ‘Š Thanks for featuring me in there! ๐Ÿ™Œ
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@leo_bqecker Yeah! Great idea โ€“ it's on my ๐Ÿšง roadmap now: http://makehub.io/@makehub/roadmap/feature-requests/60
Divyansh Patel
Awesome work!!! I love the idea behind it. I can surely see a long road of success for it! Kudos to all the listed makers! They make a great community for it! โœŒ๏ธ
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@divjpatel Thanks a lot! โœŒ๏ธ
Mucahit Tutuncu
Nice idea! I've added my 2 products. I think I will mostly use Roadmap and Product Updates features. Keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜ธ
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@mucahittutuncu Nice, let me know if I could improve these features further!
keyul
Nice idea. Submitted QuickCode to the list.
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@keyul โœŒ๏ธ
Amr Ali
Early adopter here, Pretty straight forward and awesome
Rauno Metsa
Maker
@amr_abd_elmonem_ahmed ๐Ÿ‘
Rauno Metsa
Maker
Products are being built by these awesome ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ makers: http://makehub.io/makers
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