We rolled our own Launchrock

Written on September 5, 2016

We did not have a good experience with Launchrock. It failed at almost the exact moment when a PR opportunity came through, meaning that potential users ended up seeing an error page instead a signup form.

Also, quite frankly, Launchrock as a product feels unfinished. It’s UI is pretty creaky in places and the whole thing feels slow.

Launchrock alternative

But instead of complaining (and paying our Launchrock subscription), we built our own solution using Python Flask. It gets by with a file-based SQLite database, which is absolutely adequate for 99% of all scenarios. It also offers i18n, which Launchrock didn’t have.

Here’s the code on GitHub.

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