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As a biased person, mostly because it’s different in the approach that it sees itself as the product and not the user.

I’d go a step further - even if it had an Android client, it would still be 100% useless to me. I know, MVP and all, but I really do wonder why anyone would use a social network with that low of a market share.

As a biased person, mostly because it’s different in the approach that it sees itself as the product and not the user. I can tell you that this is not a “let’s see if it sticks to the wall”-project but the CEO behind it is passionate about it and has the resources to support it.

Also, I put a ton of work into all that blur. That alone should be reason to use it!

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I suppose you’re mostly a biased person because you have an iPhone or maybe live in a bubble of mostly iPhone users.

I’d go a step further - even if it had an Android client, it would still be 100% useless to me. I know, MVP and all, but I really do wonder why anyone would use a social network with that low of a market share.

As a biased person, mostly because it’s different in the approach that it sees itself as the product and not the user. I can tell you that this is not a “let’s see if it sticks to the wall”-project but the CEO behind it is passionate about it and has the resources to support it.

Also, I put a ton of work into all that blur. That alone should be reason to use it!

I suppose you’re mostly a biased person because you have an iPhone or maybe live in a bubble of mostly iPhone users. I can literally tell you that more like 2/3 of the people I interact and want to interact with on social networks are using Android phones. Plus a decent chunk of them (my own filter bubble) spends a lot of time in front of a computer, and also prefers to use a web frontend when possible.

From purely a “don’t get in the way” perspective, Facebook 1-2 years ago was perfect for this. Web frontend was working, the times of “iPhone app drains battery” were just fixed and pre-Messenger App on Android the app was working reliably. (Now there are people like me who don’t install that messenger app and the old one lost the functionality, so I lost the notificiations and group chats…)

Believe me, it’s not that I don’t wish you the best (although an open social network would be a whole lot better) but for me this isn’t even worth reading all the marketing blurb because the chance of me getting an iPhone in the next 2 years are pretty slim.

Edit: I suppose your founders see the US as the main market, there should be more iDevices than here in your target demographics, so it’s kinda valid. Plus I know all that MVP stuff - I just don’t get how it makes sense to trim down your target audience by up to 30-50%, no matter how many people try to explain it to me :)

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