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URL shortener to voice for Clubhouse 👋

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URL shortener to voice for Clubhouse - shorten.club

Yes, yes, yes, and yes, I know it doesn't convert links into the voice.

shorten.club converts links or note buckets into a readable 6-digit number, but why?

Background - What is Clubhouse?

In short: Clubhouse is an audio-based social media app. The company describes itself as "a new type of social product based on a voice that allows people everywhere to talk, tell stories, develop ideas, deepen friendships, and meet interesting new people around the world."
Basically, you can jump in and out of different chats, on different subjects, in something akin to a live, free-flowing podcast. You can simply listen or choose to throw in your thoughts. Imagine a cocktail party or, clubhouse.

Description is taken from Mashable

What can't we do in Clubhouse?

Now, you all know what you can do with Clubhouse, it's time to focus on what can't you do in Clubhouse. Clubhouse is a great platform to discuss ideas, contact your friends, organize brainstorming sessions or ask questions to known-people, yet it is very limited on other things such as resource sharing such as links, notes, buckets of ideas, movies, songs, etc.

Why can't I use other URL shorteners?

Whether you are on desktop or mobile, URL shorteners works pretty well, but when it comes to sharing the shortened URL by voice/by spelling it, it can easily become a nightmare. Since Clubhouse is a voice-driven platform, you would want your shortened URL to be pronounced easily which is not possible with a mix of uppercase/lowercase letters and digits. On top of it, Clubhouse is an international platform, there are people from everywhere which means different languages and accents, etc. Even if people speak the same language, it is hard to spell a shortened URL one by one.

How did you solve it?

As you may know every bank on the planet sends 6-8 digit numbers as SMS when it needs your authentication or 2FA works the same way, or quiz platform Kahoot.it gives 8-digit numbers to join a session. These all inspired us to make a URL shortener that converts buckets/lists into 6-digit numbers. In that way, you can easily gather the PIN and access the resources with it.

Currently, you can create buckets of links or notes. You can add, update, and delete those resources even after you share them with your audience.

Examples

We would love to hear your feedback. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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