4 Features for Product Hunters on Workbot for Slack

Part 2 of Workbot for Slack + Product Hunt, Read Part 1 for makers here.

When Product Hunt announced that they would be having a Hackathon, our team decided to optimize Workbot for Slack’s abilities for Product Hunters specifically. Workbot is a bot for Slack (or Hipchat) that you can command to perform business processes using your cloud apps like Salesforce, MailChimp, Zendesk, Eventbrite, Jira and more directly from your chatbox. You can get smart notifications from Zendesk, access customer information from Salesforce, create new tickets in your apps and more without ever logging into the app or leaving Slack’s chatbox.

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In part one, we covered how Workbot could help makers optimize their launch on Product Hunt. This post will cover how Workbot can make finding the newest and most awesome products a breeze inside of your Slack console. Here’s how Workbot for Slack can be used by hunters:

For Product Hunt Users, Workbot Can:

1. Ask for a list of top hunts with over the number of votes you specify

List Top Posts
You can receive a list of the top 9 posts on Product Hunt with votes above 200 right in Slack by saying, “@workbot producthunt list posts vote:200.” You can change the vote count by changing the command to “vote:100” or whatever threshold you want to set. “Vote:100” will show you the most recent 9 products with over 100 votes.

2. Follow specific hunts of the day with summary notifications

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You can follow hunts of your choice and get summary notifications of voting trends and engagement for that specific hunt as the day progresses. Workbot will notify you of the post’s votes every hour and the number of comments. You can also get these trend counts for past hunts on Workbot.

3. Get a list the most recent hunts

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Use the Command: @workbot producthunt list posts and you’ll see a list of the most recently added products inside Slack.

4. List any number of top posts on PH today from a specific category

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If you use the command Command: @workbot top posts in producthunt for cat:tech top:5, you can see the top posts from a specific category. Place the category such as tech, games, books, podcasts after cat: and the number of results you want after top:.

Get Started with Workbot:

In two quick steps, you can start using Workbot with Product Hunt and over 100 other apps!

  1. Add Slackbot for Product Hunt to Slack
  2. Type “Help” to see the list of commands and get going!

Enjoy Product Hunters!