Unexpected: How we ended up product of the day on Producthunt with zero preparation
How we end up product of the day with literally 0 preparation and no expectation. This is our story of a crazy day!
Romaric PhilogèneSeptember 12, 2021 · 2 min read
CEO and co-founder of Qovery. Romaric has 10+ years of experience in R&D. From the Ad-Tech to the financial industry, he has deep expertise in highly-reliable and performant systems.See all articles
Producthunt is a great place for us to share with developers what we have built for so long.
“Product Hunt is a community where founders, product enthusiasts, and geeks go to check out the best new products and get attention for tech products that they've built.” says Josh Fetcher
If there is one sentence to define me it would be “done is better than perfect”. Saturday morning, after spending the last night to release a new major version of our product while fixing bugs I came up with an idea: “Oh! It would be great time to make Qovery featured on Producthunt”.
I heard a couple of times that launching a product on Producthunt is something that you have to prepare days before, sometimes weeks... Anyway, I do not really get why I should spend so much time filling up a title, description and put a few product screenshots. It literally took me 30 minutes to launch Qovery on Producthunt and it was 11:21 am CEST / 2:21 am PT.
Here we are, we launched Qovery on Producthunt. I started to receive messages from my friends saying “Congrats on your launch”. To be honest, I did not realize launching a product on Producthunt was so important. When I received dozens of messages like this, I started to understand that it was serious business from an external perspective - I decided to put some effort into reaching the first position.
To make it short, I asked our dev community to share their love on Producthunt. And the magic happened. We came from nowhere to the top 3 products of the day. Then step by step we reached the first position. It happened 12 hours later - at 11:43 pm CEST / 2:43 pm PT
And a few hours later, we can confirm that Qovery is the product of the day on Producthunt.
I feel lucky to finish "product of the day". It was only possible because we have a huge community supporting us. I would not advise you to launch your product on Producthunt if you are not well backed as we are.
I would thanks to our wonderful community (I love you so much - this success is definitely yours), our team, our investors, and friends Cyril C., Gregory Q., Georges G., the Ullink, and Techstars family.
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