As great as it is to have a feature-packed suite of advanced tools, sometimes it’s best to just stick to one thing and do it really well. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of simple-yet-effective tools at Hover, which is why we’re excited to present Hubbble.co as today’s Featured Domain!
Hubbble is an incredibly easy tool designed to address a very niche problem. “[The idea for Hubbble] came out of a need,” explains Ahmad Salman, Hubbble’s creator. “I would favorite a lot of tweets, and I would never get back to them. So I wrote a little script that would email me the tweets every weekend.” As it turned out, Salman was not alone in this problem. “A few friends mentioned that they would love something like that,” he explains. “So I built Hubbble.”
Since its launch in March 2013, the app has been well-praised among Twitter users who now have a solution to a problem they may not have even initially realized that they had.
Just signed up for this service, seems like a great idea. A weekly email summary of the tweets you favorited! http://t.co/01JBLIJM0r
— Samuel Yu (@samuelyu) February 19, 2014
Ever favorite tweets and forget to go back to them? Problem solved- weekly emails from Hubble: http://t.co/AnAJ4oXELk
— emily schildt (@emilyschildt) September 5, 2014
Simplicity is at the forefront of Hubbble, with Salman continuously working towards making the “simple little script” as easy as possible to use. He explains that one of the biggest challenges he faced when starting was “minimizing the amount of setup the user needed to do to get started. All the user needs to do now is sign in with Twitter and enter their email addresses. That’s it! Takes less than a minute.”
When asked for any advice for other makers out there that are getting started on their ideas, Salman recalls a quote from Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, who says, “if you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”