Treeo’s new social polling recreation enables you to vote with emojis
A brand new social polling recreation known as Treeo has launched its modern-day (and cleaned up model) of the standard occasion recreation, f*ck, marry, kill. However this time, as a substitute of voting in your plans for celeb crushes, you’re voting on different subjects categorized into sections like Residence, Vogue, Motion pictures, Meals, Music, Sports activities, and Politics. And the best way you vote is completely different as nicely: you drag the photograph to an emoji that represents your feeling towards the subject at hand.
Typically, these emoji are supposed to point out “positive,” “just okay,” and “bad,” however as a result of Treeo additionally options user-generated content material, they will actually be something you want.
Social polling apps aren’t new, and they are often standard – presently, the tween and teen-friendly Wishbone is successful with its thousands and thousands of customers, for instance. These apps operate largely as time-wasters, however they’re additionally social barometers arriving at a time when the app’s younger customers care very a lot in regards to the opinions shared by their peer group.
Treeo is comparable in that respect. Like Wishbone, it’s taking the temperature of its person base on its pop culture-infused questions, however in a manner that elicits a distinct set of solutions. It’s now not a recreation of “would you rather…?,”, however is as a substitute, “which is this?”
Indie developer Mike Rundle got here up with the thought for Treeo after promoting his earlier app Filters for iPhone to faucet faucet faucet, the makers of Digicam+. He and a pal determined to analysis why the three×three celeb voting recreation was so standard, and realized that it’s not simply the sport’s racy nature that makes it enjoyable to play.
“We found that the core reason it’s popular is for two reasons: the first is because it’s satisfying for humans to classify things into buckets, the second is because it forces people to make slightly uncomfortable choices – which makes it a whole lot more fun, sort of a mental challenge or a brain teaser in many ways,” says Rundle.
The chums then determined to code this expertise right into a socially addicting app, which led to the creation of Treeo. (Rundle’s pal remains to be working full-time and declined to be named.)
Whereas the app’s makers seed content material within the seven principal classes, anybody can create their very own “Treeo” as these three×three groupings are recognized. The content material for the Treeo’s pictures can come from their Digicam Roll, cellphone digicam or through the built-in GIF and picture search. The pictures can optionally have a title, description and URL, and the general Treeo may also have an optionally available textual content description. You then decide the emoji classes you need to use for voting, or you may even customise your individual.
If that appears like an excessive amount of work, you may simply sit again and vote on the Treeos within the app as a substitute. To take action, you drag the emoji to the picture to point your vote. Afterwards, you’re proven how your vote compares with the favored vote, in addition to how your pals voted.
The added skill to see mates’ votes makes Treeo extra social. Plus, you may reply to mates’ votes by tapping on emoji or writing full messages. These replies seem within the app’s Exercise tab.
Nonetheless, since you’re voting on units of three, the flexibility to match votes is a little bit trickier than with an app like Wishbone.
The app additionally has sections for shopping its hottest, featured, trending, and latest content material.
Whereas the general idea appears like that is yet one more voting app designed to enchantment to teenagers, Rundle believes Treeo may decide up amongst older customers, as nicely.
“Wishbone has focused on the tween/teen demographic in the past year or so, but if you dive into the commentary online and their reviews on the App Store, there’s a huge contingent of users who have been turned off as the content has been skewing younger,” he says.
“Our goal has always been to create a new type of social network where the atomic unit of content isn’t a photo or text, but a miniature interactive game…we want to make sure Treeo has something to offer all demographics without turning anyone off,” Rundle provides.
The app could finally monetize by advertisements within the Treeos. The group is speaking to some on-line retail manufacturers about these choices, however has nothing to announce right here but.
After being dwell for 24 hours, Treeo says it’s seen over 40,000 votes casts, and had a small variety of customers hanging across the app for an hour which is a promising begin.
Treeo is a free obtain on the iPhone App Retailer.