Building Public Slack Communities - Slackvite Launch
June 28, 2016development projects
I had the urge to build and ship something since I gave Hey Kramer to the world. Something ... useful. Since I was already elbows deep in the Slack API, I decided to build a thing that lets you "launch and manage public Slack communities in 30 seconds". I say "manage" liberally because at this point it does none of that (the ideas list is already getting long). But, you can launch a fancy pants landing page that pulls beautiful background photos from Unsplash to gather invites for your public Slack community. So, that's a start I suppose. Is this a new idea? No. There are a couple excellent solutions for building a public Slack community platform. For instance if you are reading this you've probably already stumbled on Slackin. It's a great solution, however I built Slackvite for those of you that get scared away by landing on a Github page. If seeing '.travis.yml' and 'app.json' files frightens you then you might like this. There's also the also very capable and popular Typeform hack for creating a Slack community. But again - if code scares you it's not for you. With Slackvite you just 1) register 2) connect with Slack 3) select your team 4) launch your public invite landing page to the world. Here's a demo for an Iowa State Cyclones Slack community.
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📠 Fax Online
Yea, I know. But there is a long tail for everything and believe it or not there was an underserved market for people that need to send a fax online. Some people (like me!) just need to send a one time fax.
Read more about this micro Saas project in a blog post about building an online fax service.
📱 Cloud Number
Cloud Number is a virtual phone app that helps you protect your privacy online. Use it to receive SMS online and keep your phone number private. It's also a great service for a freelancer or entrepreneur that wants to have a separate phone for their business for SMS and voicemail.
Read more on this app in a blog post about building a virtual phone service. Just launched a temp number service for when you only need a number once.> See all projects