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Let’s hunt on Product Hunt

Product Hunt was buzzing with discussion around Google I/O and Product Hunt’s new shop. There were tons of new podcast episodes and a lot of exciting live talks. There were a lot of folks launching amazing apps that were beautiful, helpful, and also some which were very focused. I’ve picked a handful of top apps, news, and podcasts from this week to feature. There were many more hunts I wanted to include, but these were the top ones I loved.

If you don’t know what Product Hunt is, I wrote a little description to help you understand:

Product Hunt is a service where you can share and discover new products. The site was founded by Ryan Hoover in November of 2013, with funding from Y Combinator. The basis of the site is users submit a fresh podcast, an innovative app, other tech products, or wild gadgets. From there other users upvote the products onto the front page. The whole process feels a lot like Reddit but with a focus towards discovering products within the technology community.

I’m active on Product Hunt as @leonhitchens, where you can follow me!

Let’s hunt together!

Adobe Spark

If you want to create social images for Twitter or Instagram, Spark is a go to. The app from Adobe lets users create images, web stories, and animated videos to share on the internet at large. Adobe rolled a few apps like voice and post into Spark to make a well-oiled internet memeing machine.

eBay Mind Patterns

The book from eBay design team will help frontend developers in building accessible e-commerce websites and components. The book is easy to reference, and the eBay team has had success with all their design. While I questioning why eBay would give away these ideas in a book of this magnitude. At the same time implementing these ideas and methods into other eCommernce sites isn’t easy, and could end up prevent customer conversion.

Too Embarrassed to Ask

The Recode radio podcast is back with the question, “how can I ditch my carrier and just use wifi?” The carriers are expensive and data is used up fairly quickly. However, we are connected to wifi more and more. If you’re always using wifi, why would you pay for a carrier? Lauren Goode and Kara Swisher talk about all the questions you could have, and talk with Karma CEO in the great episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask.

Boosted Board 2.0

The 2nd generation of the electric long board is on pre-order. The board which has become popular among Casey Niestat fans has added a bunch of improvements. The battery is modular and only takes minutes to swap out, and you can buy extended batteries. The board is also water resistant, and all starts at the same price. Hopefully, the older 1st generation boards can on sale for lower prices.

Speed Test dot net is slow, ugly, and full of flash ads which can slow down your speed tests. They’ve become the go to place to test internet speeds, but many folks claim internet providers prefrence from is a speed testing website from Netflix. They’ll show your download speed because ping and upload speed isn’t as important as it once was.

Charged Podcast

Google I/O and Instagram new flat logo are only few of the topics. Owen formerly from The Next Web, started a newsletter and now an amazin podcast! I highly recommend listening to the conversation they have on the podcast and leave them a 5 star because they ask!