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December 5, 2012

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IMfree – Be Social on Your Terms!

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IMfree helps you discover who’s free to meetup or chat NOW, without all the calls/texts!

Target Audience: Young, single, social, or lonely people; people looking for new social opportunities
Website URL: www.IMFreeapp.com
No. of Feedback Providers Requested: 20


We are looking only for feedback from users who install our free iPhone app called IMfree. Can you please submit your gender and age with your feedback? Thank you!

Feedback sought:

Gender:
Age:

1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?

2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?

3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?

4) What do you like best about the app? What features?

5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?

       
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  1. [1]
    clind
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    Points: 103
    Rank: Level 4
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Nov 13 2012
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    Gender: Female
    Age: 38
     
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not? I would use this app to stay in-touch with my busy friends and family.  My precious down-time occurs sporadically and I need an app that would fit into my life.
     
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?  I’d use the app with friends, acquaintances, and family members.
     
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? It’s not confusing, but appears to be geared toward younger, single people.
     
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?  I like the ability to have interactions when I’m ready for it.  Being able to show or hide availability is most important to me.  
     
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?  I believe that gearing this app toward busy, hard-working people who want to also enjoy social interactions without hassle would be a better approach.

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  2. [2]
    Galvuminium
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    Points: 156
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 14 2012
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    Male
    22

    1)Maybe.  There is a slightly deceptive tone with who you actually showed the status to. Otherwise, it’s a pretty neat way to kind of nonchalantly asking someone on a date without the pressure, a pretty smart but also effective way to do it.

    2)All of them. Figuring out which friends wanna chill, making closer friends, or getting a date from this app is very likely. You reinforce or even improve your bonds of friendship and more through knowing who is available and who want’s to go out and have a good time.

    3)Not after you read the information. If you read everything in the FAQ’s they cover most, if not all, points that may draw confusion and help you understand how it works via examples.

    4)The layout, looks clean, simple and professionally made. Not too many buttons or options, just the right amount to convey what information to whom it needs to be relayed to.

    5)I’m a sucker for individuality. Maybe some color schemes or themes may attract people more so than it already is. 

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  3. [3]
    bbroses122
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    Points: 212
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 4 Startups
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    Nov 14 2012
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    Gender: Male
    Age: 27
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?
    No.  Most many friends on my facebook would not be into such a app.  Also many of my friends complain about getting “invites” for apps/games on facebook.  I also ignore these requests. 
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?
    I could use this app with close friends.  It would not feel comfortable asking an acquaintance to “see when I’m free or asking to see when they are free.  I am married so I would not use this app for crushes.  I could see the use of in this situation though.  
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?
    At first I assumed it was a Instant Messaging app (IM) that was free (IMfree).  When I logged into facebook I was assuming it would show which friends of mine were online / on chat.  I picked a friend but it wanted to send a invite so I declined to send it.  I clicked on the IMfree button and was confused about what to pick.  I clicked the tips button and I found out what the app was really for.  
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?
    Integration with Facebook was very smooth.  As I already have the facebook app and was logged in it was very smooth to pull down my facebook data.  It is a interesting idea to pick 3 things that you want to do with friends.  I could see this being very popular between friends that live near / close to one another.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?
    -A geolocation part of the app that would show friends within a certain radius of you.  Out of my 500 friends only about 200 live within a distance that I would want to travel to do something with them.
     — Online Games / Councel Games could be added to the “Select up to 3 Activities” part of the app.  It would be fun to see some old friends that play a game such as Halo or Call of Duty and want to play at a certain time.
    –  Adding facebook chat
    -Under profile you could add a email address or IM name for skype or other IM clients and allow friends to contact you via that way.  I would not feel comfortable giving my phone number to a free iphone app.

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  4. [4]
    Mominct
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    Points: 165
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Nov 15 2012
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    Gender: Female  Age:31
     
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?: I would definitely use this app. I feel that it would help me maximize my time with friends and also keep me informed about my friends status. This would provide me information so I would know if a friend is available or not.
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?: I would use this app currently with my acquaintances and friends. If my family joined I would use it with them as well. I’m not currently working, however, in the future I would likely use this with co-workers as well.
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?: No nothing was confusing at all about this.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?: My favorite feature is that it shows a picture so I can easily find the person I am looking for. This is much easier to see then to quickly glance and read the name. I also like the feature that you can set if you are busy. My life is busy and this would help me utilize that feature so that my friends would know not to disturb me.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?: If you could block certain people, that would be helpful. Even though I have many acquaintances I don’t want them all to be able to be on here. Otherwise this app is perfect the way it is!

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  5. [5]
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    Points: 10877
    Rank: Level 14
    Has Helped 216 Startups
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    Nov 15 2012
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    1) Downloaded app. Im a male, 30. Im also married. would i use this app? No. People can post on fb if they want to hang out, however by using this app, you can be more discreet.
    2) if I did use this app, it would be with friends and family.
    3) I did not find any of it confusing but nobody on fb likes annoying app invites.
    4) I like the ability to see who is available without messaging each friend separately.
    5) The app would be better if you don’t have to send people app invites. Most friends find that annoying and people want to do their own thing and choose their own apps on fb.

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  6. [6]
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    Points: 318
    Rank: Level 6
    Has Helped 5 Startups
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    Nov 16 2012
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    I am 23 years old year old Female.I would love to use this App, especially to make more friends. It allows people who may be busy to still have time to socialize while working or bored from their phone. With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them? I would use the Feature for a lot of people because it is convenient. Now days more people are texting or on the computer and do not have time to talk, so this gives you ways to communicate and reach out and make plans. Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? There are not any confusions on this App. It gives you very specific details on what it is used for. The best Feature I like on the App, is that it allows you to select specific activities and allow you to select specific friends to join you in those activities. So it gives you the option to choose what is convenient for each friends personality type. I would have to say the only thing that would make this app better is actually having it on all phones. I would like it on a Mobile Web phone with Wi-Fi capability, however, if it was for Smartphones only, it would still be good. This is an App everyone could use or need. I also think that it should have a visible Calendar and reminders.If it is on there, I didn’t see that listed.

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  7. [7]
    ashbyg
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    Points: 52
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 18 2012
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    I am a 35 yr old female that downloaded the app to my iphone. 
    1) Would you use the app? I would not use the app. Tell us why or why not? I am married so I don’t really have a reason to use it. If I want to get up with my friends we just use text or facebook event. All of my friends use those ways of contact. 
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them? I wouldn’t use the app. 
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? I did find it some what confusing. Do my friends have to have the app downloaded to to use it?
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features? I liked that it brought i all my facebook friends. 
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more? Have better directions when you first use the app to help you in the process of using it. 

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  8. [8]
    TTP1999
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    Points: 54
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 19 2012
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    Gender: Male
    Age: 31
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not? Yes, i would use this app to meet new friends and new acquaintances.
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?  I would use this app with close friends but, not for crushes because i don’t have any.
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? No.  There is nothing confusing about the app and it is very easy to use.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?  I like the chat feature, which allows me to connect to others very easily.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?  I am still evaulating the app to find out what will make it better but, i don’t what will make it better at this time.

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  9. [9]
    NicoleElmore
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    Points: 259
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 5 Startups
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    Nov 25 2012
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    Gender: Female
    Age: 22
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?
    Yes, I would definitely use the app. Being that I am originally from Germany and my family and a lot of my friends are still there (I am now living in the U.S.), it would be a great alternative to instantly connect with them via the app. This would avoid any international messaging charges.
    I like that you will be providing the service for free and that you have also incorporated that into your App name. 
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?
    I would use it with my friends and family to instantly connect with them, but I would also use it to find new social opportunities.
    As a young entrepreneur, this is a functional alternative to look for fellow entrepreneurs and connections and meet up with them and attend different social events spontaneously. 
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? 
    The only thing I am really wondering about is whether or not its functionality can be used worldwide or if it just works in North America.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?
    My favorite feature of the app is its main purpose, namely that it basically acts as a shared activity calendar that my friends and connections have access to. It avoids being bothered when I am really busy and allows people to reach out to me when I have downtime and they are able to see that through the app.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?
    I think the app itself is great and there is no additional features that would make the app better in my opinion. However, I would make a few changes to the website that would make visitors to the website more interested in the app and to download it, such as:

    Adding a Download in the App Store within the slider itself
    Changing the white font of the pages and the tagline as they are very blurry and thin
    Make the  Download in the App Store button in the middle of the page under the videos more prominent by changing its color to orange for example

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  10. [10]
    flo
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    Points: 104
    Rank: Level 4
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 26 2012
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    male 19,
    I think it’s always good to invent an app to socialise with friends but the main problem is that we already have plenty of those websites and apps so it will be really difficult to reach people and to find something special that convinces them to join it. Since Facebook is great and everyone finds everything in it what they want to do I don’t think, IMFree will have a chance on the market.
    Of course you did a great job to invent it but as long as I have Facebook where I find everyone of my friends easily I wouldn’t use the app. What you need is the special thing that makes your app unique which will be really hard to find.

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  11. [11]
    tls226
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    Points: 153
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 26 2012
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    Gender:  Female 45 – It’s a good app but alas a little too late given there is a site and app for Meet-up.com that pretty much has the functionality as this app.  Is this app only age specific?  What about the older crowd.  I would use it for aquaintances and friends.  Not so much for crushes. I have such a small amount of friends, that texting still works for me.  But, for someone new to the area, this might be a more convenient way to communicate outside of Meet-up.com.

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  12. [12]
    Linsey
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    Points: 51
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 28 2012
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    Gender: Female
    Age:30
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?
    I downloaded the app onto my iphone and was instructed to login via facebook.  I am not on facebook.  I went onto the website to see if there was another way to connect but was unable to find one.  I would be interested in trying the app if it was not necessary to be on facebook.  It would be nice to see who of my contacts or clients are available at certain times.
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?
    I would use the app with friends, family, and possibly clients.  I work in a salon and it would be nice if I could check in and see if anyone is free so I could then contact them and offer an appointment or “deal”.  For me, from what I understand without getting into the app, it seems it would be a great marketing tool.
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?
    The site and concept seems very self explanatory and easy to understand.  As far as the app, I was unable to login to find out anything further to provide more feedback.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?
    Again, I cannot comment on the app itself but I really like the concept.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?
    The app would be much better if it was structured to login in via facebook or email and then to be able to search for people that are also using the service.  There still are people out in the world with a lot of friends but who simply choose not to use facebook to connect with them.  Unless this app only works with facebook I think that you are cutting out a bit of the market. 

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  13. [13]
    Sheena
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    Points: 57
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 28 2012
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    Gender: Female
    Age: 27

    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?  Yes I would use this app.  Most of my friends are on facebook but I do not like how you cannot hide yourself from certain people when you log into the chat.  I do not always want to chat with everybody so I like that the app allows you to pick and choose which friends can see your availability.   
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?  I would use it probably with everyone that is on my facebook.  There are certain times I feel like talking to one person and other times I would rather talk to other people.  And it is never a bad thing to have your crushes see your availability because you never know if that is when they might want to strike up a conversation with you!! 🙂
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?  I do not think that the app is confusing, but the website is a little confusing when you first go to it.  I think people will find it distracting how the slides move and they may not fully understand how it works unless they click on the “FAQ” and some people may just leave the site before they do that.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features? Definitely the option to pick and chose who can see your availability. 
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?  I definitely like the product, but I would suggest making the website more user friendly so people that come to the site know exactly what is being offered.  There is not enough details and the moving slides are aggravating.

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  14. [14]
    ctl
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    Points: 52
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Nov 29 2012
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    Gender: Female
    Age: 37
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not? Maybe, not all my friends have an IPhone, most have droids, some have texting but no data plans.
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them? I would use it with family and friends who download the app.
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? Yes, the name is confusing because as I started reading about it on your home page, I didn’t understand how it is different from simply changing your status to ‘unavailable’ with other apps (such as WhatsApp).
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features? I like that I can choose to whom my feed is visible to, and that others don’t know who else is seeing my feed, what a great and helpful idea!
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more? probably removing the facebook requirement.

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  15. [15]
    deadblue12
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    Points: 212
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 3 Startups
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    Nov 30 2012
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    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?
    Definitely yes. I think this app is good and would be very helpful to easily get in touch with friends and family.
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?
    I usually get in touch with my best friends and family.
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?
    With my limited experience with this app, there was nothing of it that confused me. The app s very smooth to use.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?
    I like the feature where you are able to know when someone or a friend of yours is free and that also keeps my contacts aware when I’m busy at work or at something.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?
    There are times when the app freezes. It’s a minimal downside for me but some people might take it so badly. It should be fixed.

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  16. [16]
    bit1
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    Points: 52
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Dec 1 2012
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    Gender: Male
    Age: 34
     
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not? I would not as the website fails to state how this app improves upon my current use of Facebook feed and why text messages are so bad. It simply states without text yet many people love to text.
     
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?
    If I were to use the app I would use it with everyone. 
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? It’s not clear why this app  should replace my Google Voice and Facebook I already have and that already integrate into so many other accounts. It’s a great concept, it just needs a better defined selling point. 
     
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?
    I like the feature where you see your friends all online and that they leave you messages, just wouldn’t that still require me to type? What about leaving you audio messages as well? 
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more? For it to have a clear definition as to why it deserves me jumping ship from products my family and friends are already on and why should I convince them to use this app instead. 

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  17. [17]
    connie893
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    Points: 479
    Rank: Level 6
    Has Helped 9 Startups
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    Dec 2 2012
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    Gender: Female
    Age: 23
     
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?
    I would definitely use the app; it would be a fun way to get together on my days off work with friends.  It can even be a way to gather a group of friends and plan some activities (bowling, clubbing, playing video games, etc.).
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?
    I think I would stick to using the app with friends I’m comfortable talking to face to face, but who knows it may help break the barriers with acquaintances and crushes.  I’d also be okay using it with family…sometimes I wish I could get to know some of my cousins better but I’m really shy about approaching them since I don’t know their interests or schedules.
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?
    Well, I couldn’t really find information as to how exactly the app works.  I get the basic concept, as it was mentioned in writing and repeated in both the videos, but I’m not sure how the app really works.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?
    I can see on the image on the main page that it says time left: 04:59  …I think this is really cool because you don’t have to deal with your friends asking you where you have to go or how long you have to hangout.  Also, the time helps with planning the hangout, for instance; if you have a short time available you can go get your nails done or if you have a few hours you can add going to lunch, going to the park, etc.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?
    I’m a girl, so I can relate to the app right away when I view the videos.  However if I were a boy I’d be immediately turned off because the app seems to only be targeting the female gender.  Also, the videos could be a bit more professional, not boring, but maybe use a more neutral accent and differnt animation.  If somewhere on the video or site it explained exactly how the app works (step by step with pictures) it would also be helpful. 

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  18. [18]
    jaffna
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    Points: 184
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Dec 3 2012
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    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not?
     
    Yes, Sure! This app is so very useful and I really like the flexibilities and features it provides.
     
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them?
     
    Am always hooked up with my best buddies and just want to stay in touch with them very often and this free app had really understood the necessities of people especially professional ones and had created a wonderful app.  I’ll be mostly corresponding with my college and colleague friends.
     
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose?
     
    I don’t find any flaw with the app as everything needed is described in detail. And am quite happy with the functions provided.
     
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features?
     
    I’m greatly impressed with the web layout and it’ very stylish and attractive. Also, the video demonstration is very good, secondly!
     
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more?
     
    Try to give lot of differential factors and elements in comparison to other similar free app websites and blogs. Like for instance, more information on how the free app works with video demos and testimonials would be very good.

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  19. [19]
    jnicolebaker
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    Points: 51
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 1 Startups
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    Dec 4 2012
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    Gender: Female Age:21 1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not? I would use this app to plan meet ups with my friends and family. I often have difficulties making plans because I have a busy schedule that does no match my friends or I am notified too late. Being able to see who is available right away really saves time compared to waiting for a respnse in a text message or calling people when they are preoccupied. 2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them? This app is a great way to connect with family and close friends. I would be hesitant about using it to meet up with aquaintances or people I do not know very well because that could be dangerous. 3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? My concern is that many of my friends will become annoyed when people send them links to apps on Facebook because most apps do not hold their interest. I ignore the majority of app links people send me on Facebook as well. My ability to use the app is limited because chat is available only on the iOS device it was installed on. If I want to use it on my pc instead of my phone I will not be able to. 4) What do you like best about the app? What features? I think it is great that I can choose who I want to hang out with and what I am interested in. I also like that it is not intrusive and people cannot tell if you are rejecting them. This will reduce hurt feelings and misunderstandings. 5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more? It would be very beneficial if chat was avaliable on multiple devices with a navigation feature included to help people locate places they are invited to attend.

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  20. [20]
    Darla Wieging
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    Points: 313
    Rank: Level 6
    Has Helped 5 Startups
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    Dec 4 2012
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    Gender: Female
    Age: 18
    1) Would you use the app? Tell us why or why not? Yes, I would because it would let me know what my friends are up to and if they are available to hang out. It would also let me be more outgoing to ask them to come over because I’d know they aren’t busy at the moment.
    2) With whom would you use the app – acquaintances, close friends, crushes, or all of them? I would use the app with my close friends, family, and boyfriend.
    3) Is there anything confusing about the app and it’s functionality or purpose? I don’t think there is anything confusing about the app so far.
    4) What do you like best about the app? What features? I love the whole feed part. It reminds me of the newsfeed on facebook and obviously I love how you can add your friends on there.
    5) What would make the app better or make you want to use it more? I can’t think of anything that would make it better. It connects to facebook and that is where all my friends are!

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