Recent ideas should be more prominent. Probably show the latest ten on the main page, then a link for more.
Plus a huge (red) button to pitch a new idea in the front page.
As soon as you asked for my email AS WELL, I could no longer be bothered to click through - the only value of 3rd-party login is not having to give you my email address.
Read Tweets from your timeline.
See who you follow, and follow new people.
Update your profile.
Post Tweets for you.
1. I don't have a twitter account.
2. I found it strange that the landing page didn't have any pitched ideas. To see an idea, I had to read the bottom text, and click on one of the countries. I didn't know those were links at first either.
3. Can ppl only pitch the title of their idea? Is there a description or something.
2. You can access the ideas list here: http://www.gopitch.me/ideas/all
3. You can see a pitch here: http://www.gopitch.me/idea/4769741570834432
So I think the takeaway is that people are turned off by this - and you can convince people on HN that you won't abuse it. But not everywhere.
And, with a million products attempting to take my time - anything that makes me hesitate (like that I have to allow you to "update my profile") is enough to turn me off.
That's right. I totally understand. The thing is... Twitter permissions aren't very precise.
I just wanted to ask for the permission to write tweets from my app, not to edit your profile. But they don't allow you to do that...
Anyway thanks for the feedback!
One thing I've done on my site is abandon passwords. Authentication is by email (if you can receive a link you can "sign in" once with it - thereafter cookies).
This avoids the need to ask for permission (to tweet for me? really?) up front. Users can start reading and posting without giving up anything but their email.
This is not a new idea, but I think it works well to minimise barriers for potential contributors.
Your auth is pretty clever to minimize the barrier to entry.
Yet, I thought Twitter could be an interesting channel for my app and decided to build my website on top of it.
Again, there are reasons for the things you are doing - I understand this. And there are ways to get around your block - but take the feedback.
If one person says it here, it means that dozens had the same reaction and just decided not to voice it.
I really want to host one but cannot find any cheap way
But I have a solution. It's called Indie Developer Club (see my profile for link). All the meetings are small with less than 10 people. You can show off a pre-release demo or talk about the specifics of your project, but you aren't posting it for the world to see. So you get some feedback but you don't have to worry about a competitor Googling you.