Friday Links: Product Edition

Cody Cowan
Jul 28, 2017 · 2 min read
Decisions are hard. But the one on the left is obviously better looking. Photo by Raquel Martínez on Unsplash.

Another week, another batch of cool new products on the interwebs. Give them a try — some might even help you plan for the weekend.

  1. An exciting collaborative intersection of technology and the physical world, Project Sidewalk is aiming to provide accurate maps of accessibility issues in Washington DC. “this is a great idea and … i’m proud of my alma mater” (via Kevin Barrett)
  2. We have lots of thoughts about building versus buying here at Postlight. Apparently the folks at Uber engineering do too, because instead of buying a chat tool, they went ahead and built their own (on top of open source Mattermost). Over-engineering? Solving hard problems at scale? Who can truly say? (via Cody Cowan and Jeremy Mack)
  3. One of our favorite weather apps, Carrot, added some new features and personality. Apparently the “customization goes much deeper than you’d expect,” which I guess is to say that it goes deep at all, because weather apps and customization aren’t a typical combo. (via Chris LoSacco and Jeremy Mack)
  4. If you happen to be in a situation where divorce-tech is something you think about, check out Fayr. We have lots of questions (not least about the choice of name and spelling), but it does seem to be solving a problem that lots of families face, which is good!
  5. Finally, because it wouldn’t be a week if a design/prototype tool didn’t come out with some new exciting feature, Figma is out with a 2.0 that adds prototyping and developer handoff. This looks “……………….impressive,” fwiw. (via Neil Renicker)

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