This will not help you get product-market fit.
Product-market fit is about careful user segmentation and need/pain assessment, followed by product positioning. None of which this approach helps with.
This app is just a potpourri of feedback and a popularity contest without understanding WHO you should listen to and WHO you should ignore and WHY.
The creators of this app need to do more research on how to achieve product-market fit if that's what they're going to use as the pitch.
I believe this helps businesses reach validation because they can see if their users are actually engaging with their vision. General analytics can show engagement with the app as a product, but engaging in a community hub inside a mobile app shows engagement between the user and the business’ vision.
Additionally, by following suggestions from their users, businesses can improve on their app and build a better product that they know their target audience actually wants.
HintPod gives businesses validation and helps them build a better product for their users. This is done through the plugin that enables a community hub directly inside the app. And through this, they can get closer to finding product-market fit.
I agree it isn’t enough on its own, but it can facilitate this.
If the motive is to help people achieve a product/market fit, using this in beta testing with real target personas would be far more valuable (to me, at least) than sticking it into prod and dealing with separating the signal from the noise.