Described as “tech’s new tastemaker” by Wired in December 2015, Product Hunt is an app that curates the best new tech-related products every day, enabling people to discover the most exciting new releases early on.
Products are organised into four categories: technology products (web apps, mobile apps, hardware products, etc); games (PC, web, mobile apps); books; and podcasts. People can share products with like-minded friends, and the site includes comments and a voting system, similar to Hacker News or Reddit. Products with the most votes rise up to the top of the daily list.
Founded as an email list in November 2013 by Ryan Hoover, former director of product at mobile gaming platform PlayHaven, the San Francisco-based company counts Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz among its backers.
In April 2016, the company introduced a new Mac desktop app, and also started rewarding users for their activity on the platform.