Launching Birdfeeder

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Philipp Defner
· September 24, 2022 · 1 minute read

It has been almost a year since the first version of Birdfeeder became available. Since then it got much more polished, we sent out hundreds of summary emails and collected thousands of bookmarks for our users.

What is Birdfeeder?

It's a service that constantly collects your Twitter bookmarks. Once a week, on a day and time you define we send you a summary of all your newly added bookmarks so you don't forget about them.

The initial milestones are all documented on the IndieHackers product page, from now on these will also be shared on this blog.

When I had the idea for Birdfeeder, Twitter didn't have any APIs to fetch the bookmarks of a user. To work around that it was needed to use a browser extension, this was an interesting challenge to build but wasn't very user friendly to set up. There's another blog post going into more details of the tech stack at that time.

After Twitter rolled out improvements to the API we were able to leverage that and build Birdfeeder 1.0. Now all that's left for the user to do is to sign up with Twitter, enter their email address and the summary emails will arrive on the day and time they defined.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!