Whenever I see a collection of (legitimate) user tweets, it gives me reassurance that a) the product is liked b) the product has been around for a while c) the product is popular. A company will always praise its own product. But if users start to do it publically on Twitter, it's an honest recommendation that is worth a lot in my eyes. It's like a grassroots movement. But if you fake it, it feels like astroturfing.
How is this different than Quizlet and Anki? (Obviously with Anki sharing isn't as straightforward but is possible (there's even a website hosting Anki flashcard sets))
In Barbra the main difference is that you can take notes and have your flashcards in one place. I noticed I often had to transfer my class notes from Evernote and copy them into Anki. That was a huge hassle.
Another point is that in Barbra sharing flashcards and notes is the default. You invite people, set goals together, and then collaborate on everything. I noticed we always sent photos of notes on Whatsapp to others before tests, and that was a hassle as well. So we built thinking of these 2 things.
I would suggest redoing the intro video, with better acoustics, less "umm" and "so anyway...". The site and product look really polished so it kinda sticks out.
Admittedly, all of those options aren’t entirely hassle-free or discoverable.
We also offer more tests options as you can do Memrise-like multiple choice test or an Anki-like card-flip test.
Is that something that you find useful? :) I know some passion are avid Anki-ers so I would love to get your take on it.
We are recording a new video right now. That one we just made for our YC application.
Best of luck!
I am rooting for this, but this is just too early.
We truly just started, but brutal feedback helps, so thank you :)
We are using React.JS, Apollo and GraphQL.
For the text editor we are using Slate which is pretty good. And other than that we use emotion for styling :)
Our backend is Go, Postgres and Couchbase.
The site looks great.
Also, when returning from "Sign up" or "Sign in" via the back button, the logo and both "Sign up" and "Sign in" buttons and the footer with the links to TOS and PP are missing, need to refresh.
Shows nothing on social media. Consider adding some meta data and og and twitter data so it'll show more data and an image when shared.
Hubs work well for schools (e.g. harvard.barbra.io), but doesn't feel very useful for individuals.
It also lets you set a daily learning goal to hold you accountable to learning.
Edit: now works in brave.
What do you think? :) is it fair?
Don’t charge that little monthly. Maybe $30 a quarter for more than 5,000 text flash cards or $50 for that plus photos and videos. No one has yet made a success of flash cards with a real big company. Anki is one guy. Remembr.it focuses on Chinese vocabulary. Memrise needs to figure out a way to make real money because they took VC.
Good luck. Counting to $40,000 a year in $8 increments is really hard. Don’t handicap yourself by charging so little.
Specially during Covid we need to figure out how to stay alive without necessarily fundraising.
It could look like this (mockup)
What do you think? :)
Consider if you really need all that analytics, and whether it's worth the invasiveness (edit: and GDPR breach, you being located in Germany). Page hits, sign ups, created flash cards and other usage is something you have available without any of those tools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWhtcU4-xAM this one? :)
It's the first thing that came to my mind as I read the title