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Let’s Hunt on Product Hunt

Each week I round up the best product on Product Hunt for you to check out. There are dozens of new podcasts, hundreds of new apps, and many more products launched on Product Hunt Each week. It’s hard to keep up, but luckily for you, I spend most my day lurking on the site. 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 byRyan 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!

QRATES

If you’re an artist in today’s world your creating music digitally, and then selling that music digitally for listeners to enjoy on streaming music services on the web. The thing is more audiences want to have vinyl whether they’re listening to the music or just having the vinyl around for art. Now, QRATES is helping artist press their digital music into analog vinyl copies. The service lets you press 1,000 vinyl at $10  a unit to sell at a concert. The other option is to crowdfund the project and have everyone pitch in to start selling your music in vinyl.

Nexar for Android

Nexar for Android is a dashcam that’s free and helps you record everything that happens in your car. It can record when you break quickly, if you suddenly stop, or other cases if something happens. You can keep Nexar open in the background and use a navigation app like Waze to help record incidents or other activity. The other significant part is the app can record not only the road but can also record the front camera. It’s perfect for Uber or Lyft drivers who want to keep themselves safe by recording the inside of the car with the front facing camera. This could help drivers, insurance companies, but also keep the roads honest and safe.

Instant video on Facebook Messenger 

Facebook continues to copy Snapchat-esqu features with Facebook Messenger now. When two people are in a conversation together, at the same time, the video button will pulse. You can see them instantly video chat with them to show them what’s happening with you and see what they’re doing. Facebook is making Messenger more useful, and this feature is not only useful but a direct rip from Snapchat. They could quickly kill Snapchat in the course of a few months to a year!

Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit has been the go to fitness tracker when your walking or running, but now Fitbit made a device that can track your activity when your swimming. The Fitbit automatically tracks your laps as you swim, but still, can track running, biking, and aerobic workouts. The tracker can still be removed and placed into nicer bands to fit any style. I’m excited to see a swim ready tracker as I’ve been searching for one since the rise of Fitbit.

Fitbit Adventures

Fitbit has always had a system of motivating you to get up and start moving. The way was the pit you against friends and family on a daily, weekly, and monthly competition for the most steps. Fitbit Adventures is still a way to motivate you to move, but by exploring a trail or other national park. It’ll motivate you to walk to a new part of the trail whether it’s a new landmark, treasure of an outlook or another part of the trail. It’s a great way to get you out and active, and in a way that’s fun exciting and gets you out of the smog-filled air in a city.

Twitter Media Studio

We publish a lot of content on Twitter, well at least I do. Now they’re offering a unified library of all your videos, GIFS, and photos. You can browser everything you’ve ever uploaded to the service. This looks like plumbing for a video library sort of like Youtube. Twitter has been doubling down on video content with extending ad revenue to creators and pushing for more creators to upload. They’re making Twitter more useful, and powerful for the power users.

Ramsophone

Ramsophone is a generative art music machine that’s all driven by code. The device changes every time you refresh the page so don’t forget to refresh. The music is based off the Stranger Things theme song, making it a little creepy. I enjoyed refreshing the page and playing the music with all the buttons and nobs. Overall it’s fun and exciting to see what a little code could build.

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