Event Recap: Product Hunt Meetup

On Tuesday night, IPG Lab attended as Product Hunt held its first-ever New York meetup at the AlleyNYC space near Times Square. Backed by Y Combinator, the platform enables the discovery of dozens of new startups every day, and has grown rapidly due to its tight community and addictive interface.

The meetup, which was packed with fans of the platform, allowed Product Hunt to highlight new features: founding member Erik Torenberg gave an AMA on the future of Product Hunt, and developers showcased tools that interact with the Product Hunt API, as well as their own projects. In addition, Cameron Hendrix displayed a Chrome extension called Internet Smoke Break to search through the database, and Trevor Owens presented QuickMVP, which enables startups to launch quickly and effectively.

Chute Live Real-World Photo Aggregator Launches Today

Chute, a startup that helps publishers and brands incorporate photos and media, submitted by users and social media, within their websites, is now expanding its functionality to include real-world locations through a feature called Chute Live. This entails pulling photos from social media and putting them onto screens installed in spaces anywhere the hiring company might want – for example the Cosmopolitan Hotel launched a “Pop Up Wedding Chapel” that aggregates photos from Twitter the #PopUpChapel hashtag. Customers can build their own applications to do similar aggregation efforts, and Chute is already incorporated into the House of Blues and the NBA All-Star game.