1 Week Later – Product Hunt offered great exposure for Sketch Hunt

It has been about a week since Sketch Hunt was featured on Product Hunt on Saturday morning of May 2nd. This was definitely an amazing boon for a fledgling site, as you’ll see below.

I launched Sketch Hunt as an experiment on April 14th with no special efforts to promote it, other than some personal tweets and links on this site. Therefore, Sketch Hunt had very little traffic in its first week of being live. On May 1st, Designer News linked to Sketch Hunt and a this caused a notable boost in traffic. However, the exposure on Product Hunt clearly provided a huge relative increase in attention.

Chart: Sketch Hunt relative traffic increase thanks to Product Hunt

Sketch Hunt – relative traffic increase thanks to Product Hunt

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Product Hunt features Sketch Hunt

I was sipping my coffee this morning and had the pleasant surprise of being alerted via Twitter that Sketch Hunt had been posted to Product Hunt. I’m encouraged to see a healthy number of visitors checking out the site, and even more excited to see some folks actually signing up and starting to contribute. Here’s how events unfolded on Twitter. Continue Reading →

Sketch Hunt project

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In January of 2014, I created a simple blog page titled Sketch App – User Resources for Designers. As time has passed, this list has gotten longer and more challenging to keep up to date (and organized).

I had an idea that a “Product Hunt” style directory might be a more scalable – and fun – way to grow a list of useful sites, tools, plugins, etc.

Please check it out: Sketch Hunt Finding the best gems for users of Sketch app

Recent Tech Posts on Pingup Blog

Our group at Pingup is hard at work on a number of things. Now and then we post articles covering technology trends relevant to our customers. Here’s a roundup of some recent blog entries:

BookNow by Pingup version 2 – API Showcase app for iOS

BookNow by Pingup v2 Showcase iOS App

BookNow by Pingup for iOS version 2.+ represents a major redesign. The app was built from the ground up, to show off the growing number of businesses available for real-time appointment booking via the Pingup API network.

This release features major UI enhancements and a streamlined booking process to act as a guidepost for consumer-facing publishers that plan to integrate with the Pingup API. BookNow is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.