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.

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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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