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January 5, 2011

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Yowie – Video Social Discovery

Cash Award: 3 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

Yowie! - Startup Featured on StartUpLift

Yowie is a web based video chat platform that allows you to connect directly to the influencers you care about and discover like-minded fans.

Target Audience: 18-30, fans of Indie Rock, Comedy and Sports, savvy internet users and early technology adopters.
Website URL: http://www.yowie.com/


Feedback sought:

  • What is our site about?
  • Give me your feedback on the splash page User Interface
  • Do you like the overall color schemes?
  • Try to host a show and invite friends. How did you find the experience?
  • Were the archived videos easy to view and sort?
  • Any additional thoughts or comments?

About Yowie:

Yowie helps users have engaging video chats by kickstarting their conversations around shared interests. Yowie makes it easy to discover people with similar interests, start a video chat room with them, or hold a group social event.

Whether you’re participating in a fan Q&A with the star of your favorite TV show, or discussing last night’s episode with other fans, Yowie helps you create a powerful entertainment experience. Yowie blends streaming video, live performances and pre-recorded content to enable users to create powerful entertainment experiences with each other.

Cash Award: 3 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

       
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  1. [1]
    ChuckChuck
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    Points: 251
    Rank: Level 5
    Has Helped 4 Startups
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    Jan 5 2011
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    What is our site about? It appears to be a site designed for hosting interactive video chats.…
     

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  2. [2]
    lyndzeb
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    Points: 1451
    Rank: Level 9
    Has Helped 30 Startups
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    Jan 5 2011
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    What is our site about? It's a site where people with similar interests can connect with each other over…
     

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  3. [3]
    Jan 6 2011
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    What is our site about? It’s a live video interaction site that allows you to chat with virtually anyone.
    Give me your feedback on the splash page User Interface The very first section “Welcome to Yowie”, starts off great.  However, the bottom appears to be kind of jumbled up.  I would like to have seen a more organized space with tabs located at the top of the screen.  I think it would be more user friendly to have a valid explanation of what the site it all about in details.
    Do you like the overall color schemes? I think the color schemes are very eye catching and attractive.  They seem to really pop out and bring the site to life.  Overall, it’s very appealing and it makes me want to continue learning about what this site has to offer.    It’s fun!
    Try to host a show and invite friends. How did you find the experience? Starting the show was very easy.   The steps were very easy to follow and everything was ready in a matter of seconds.  The experience was fine.  It was just a matter of inviting friends from my Facebook account.
    Were the archived videos easy to view and sort? I was able to view the videos by using the Browse tab at the top of the page, but I was unable to find a way to sort them.
    Any additional thoughts or comments? Overall, I find the idea a very intriguing one and one which I would definitely see myself and friends using, but I think it has a lot of tweaking to do before it’s the amazing site that I see it becoming.  I would love to see it a bit more organized in term of tabs, instead of the feature being jumbled at the bottom of the page.  I think the structure for creating a show is very well thought out, very easy to follow and fun.  The creativity could be amazing.  I would like to see a Contact, Help and possibly a FAQ tab to answer all the questions I may have as a potential user of this site.

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  4. [4]
    aggiep
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    Points: 500
    Rank: Level 6
    Has Helped 12 Startups
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    Jan 6 2011
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    What is our site about? It's about connecting with others through live video chatting. Give me…
     

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  5. [5]
    starvingsquirrel
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    Points: 626
    Rank: Level 7
    Has Helped 9 Startups
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    Jan 6 2011
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    What is our site about? A new way to take your current friends from your social networking sites and…
     

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  6. [6]
    Sierra12346
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    Points: 3287
    Rank: Level 11
    Has Helped 64 Startups
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    Jan 6 2011
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    What is our site about? It connect you to your friends, family, and groups through video chat.…
     

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  7. [7]
    PGS28
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    Points: 425
    Rank: Level 6
    Has Helped 18 Startups
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    Jan 6 2011
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    What is our site about? The site is usage for creating your own show (like members of YouTube…
     

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  8. [8]
    Latasha
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    Points: 8628
    Rank: Level 13
    Has Helped 171 Startups
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    Jan 7 2011
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    What is our site about? This site is about live video chatting with friends allowing only those whom you…
     

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  9. [9]
    mikesgram1
    Jan 7 2011
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    What is our site about?

    At first glance, it seemed like Yowie was another social networking site.  Then I saw that it was a site for chat between friends based on similar interests provided in the videos.

    Give me your feedback on the splash page User Interface

    The humorous figure was eye-catching.  But the rest of page faded as a result.

    Try to host a show and invite friends. How did you find the experience?

    I thought that the instructions were easy to follow.  However, if you aren’t on twitter or facebook, your audience will be limited.

    Were the archived videos easy to view and sort?

    As a user with average skills, I had some difficulty navigating the site.  I think that there was a lot of “clutter” and you really had to spend time looking to find out how to navigate.  The archives were confusing to me for that reason.

    Any additional thoughts or comments?
    I would like to see lighter colors used.  More organization with choices typed in a bold stand out color would help.  The user interface should tell more about the site in order to “grab” attention.

    Do you like the overall color schemes?

    I found the colors depressing!  I think that lighter colors and a better use of contrast could be employed.

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  10. [10]
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    Points: 1502
    Rank: Level 9
    Has Helped 28 Startups
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    Jan 7 2011
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    What is our site about? It looks like a video-based chat site for people that like the music of…
     

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  11. [11]
    SCCR
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    Points: 50
    Rank: Level 3
    Has Helped 2 Startups
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    Jan 7 2011
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    What is our site about?     Apparently it is a live video chat social site. Give me…
     

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  12. [12]
    melaniestuber
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    Points: 1150
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 22 Startups
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    Jan 9 2011
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    What is our site about? Yowie is a live video chat service that allows users to connect with friends,…
     

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  13. [13]
    kybocskay
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    Points: 1025
    Rank: Level 8
    Has Helped 24 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    What is our site about? It is another social networking site that allows to to get…
     

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  14. [14]
    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5267
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    $5 awarded to ChuckChuck.
     

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  15. [15]
    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5267
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    $5 awarded to Latasha.
     

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  16. [16]
    StartUpLift
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    Points: 5267
    Rank: Level 12
    Has Helped 1062 Startups
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    Jan 10 2011
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    $5 awarded to melaniestuber.
     

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