Introducing Sniplet is a tool that allows you to search deep into podcasts for relevant snippets or podcasts that you might want to listen to.

This has been the culmination of approximately a month of work. It introduced me to tools like LangChain and LlamaIndex.

Note: This is actually a rebrand of the prior name - Chat with Podcast. I'm rebranding for the following reason:

It’s just too literal. That’s what it truly boils down to. No one knows what chat with podcast is and if that's a podcast called chat with or whatever. Fundamentally, I'm providing search, so I should just call it search, give it some name, and go from there. Removing the label and getting an "empty vessel" for branding makes it that much easier to just push it out. I won't be making that mistake again.

Goals of the launch

what’s the fundamental goal?

The fundamental goal is to do 2 things:

  1. Get attention
  2. Call it done

The goal of getting attention is to engage podcast creators and see if there's a business here. A core concern that i have is that the podcast world is so zipf-distribution-y. Basically 0.01% of all podcasts make like 95% of the money. No money in podcasts means that most aren't going to have budget to spend on this product.

We'll see if that pans out, but that's my hypothesis.

Knowing this, there's a backup goal

  1. Start building an email list for other products or services in this domain. That might be pipeline for consulting or other services in the retrieval-augmented generation domain.

That's really the goal of the how Sniplet works section - it's just a landing page to drive people to learn more.

So, what's next?

I'm going to launch next week on Product Hunt. On Monday. I'll log all the activities that I perform to the scrappy startup site for 'posterity' and to document it for others.