Product Hunt provides an API to programmatically consume data from their website. If you are not familiar with Product Hunt, it is a website where people share their cool products. A lot of products get submitted to Product Hunt every day. Unfortunately, not all of them will be featured on the home page. It has become a goto place for indie developers to get traction for their product.
In this article, I will share a few of my findings about the product that was released in 2020. I have also made a basic single page website where you can browse these products.
Now let's get started with the analysis.
Featured Products - 9147
Per day average - 24.99 [9147/366 => 2020 was a leap year]
Total Categories - 239
Total Votes - 2730981
Average Votes per Product - 298.56
You can find the most voted products of 2020 by going to the website and sorting by votes or simply click this link. You can also view top products for each category by visiting the category page. The top 5 products were:
Easy Bloggers - 6252
Moonshotº - 5441
SLAZZER - 5356
HEY - 5309
Fluently Beta - 5017
The most popular category was Productivity (3316) followed by Tech (2833) and iPhone (1523).
Tuesday (1613) and Wednesday (1601) are the winners with Sunday (952)and Saturday (939)being the least popular day for product launch. In general, weekdays are more popular than weekends for launch.
As expected, Chrome is dominating the browser extensions category. I couldn't find a separate category for other browsers like Opera.
Over half of the products featured in 2020 were made by 1 maker. Surprisingly I found 650 products with no makers. Also there were a few products with a huge number of makers like Pitch (52) and Framer for Web (41).
You can either hunt your own product or ask someone else to do this. In my analysis, I found 5638 hunters who hunted at least 1 product in 2020.
As expected, Chris Messina who is the #1 hunter on Product Hunt hunted the most products in 2020 with 465.
That's all for Product Hunt in 2020. If you have more ideas on how to explore the data, do let me know in the comments. And if you need the data, you can fetch it using Product Hunt's API.