A new social polling game calledTreeo has launched its modern-day( and cleaned up explanation) of thepopular party game, f* ck, marriage, kill. But this time, instead of voting on your a blueprint for celebrity humbles, youre voting on other topics categorized into regions like Home, Fashion, Movies, Food, Music, Sports, and Politics. And the mode you vote is different as well: you drag the photo to anemoji thatrepresents your feeling toward the topic at hand.
Generally, these emoji are meant to indicate positive, really okay, and bad, but because Treeo too peculiarity user-generated content, they can really be anything you like.
Social polling apps arent new, and they can be favourite currently, the tween and teen-friendly Wishboneis prevailing with its millions of users, for example. These appsfunction largelyas time-wasters, but theyre too social barometers arriving at a time when the appsyoung users care very much about the opinions shared by their peer group.
Treeo is similar in that respect. Like Wishbone, its participate in the temperature of its user base on its pop culture-infused debates, but in a way that elicits a different organize of answers. Its no longer video games of would you preferably ?,, but is instead, which is this?
Indie developer Mike Rundle came up with the idea for Treeo after selling his earlier app Filters for iPhone to tap tap tap, the makers of Camera +. He and a pal decided to research why the 33 celeb voting competition was so favourite, and realized that its not just the games bawdy nature that obliges it enjoyable to play.
We indicated that the core reason its favourite is for two reasons: the first is because its filling for humans to categorize things into containers, the second is because it obliges people to see somewhat disagreeable selects which obliges it a whole lot more merriment, sort of a mental defy or a mentality teaser in many ways, alleges Rundle.
The sidekicks then decided to system this experience into a socially addicting app, which led to the creation of Treeo .( Rundles friend is still working full-time and declined to be mentioned .)
While the apps makersseed content in the seven main categories, anyone can create their own Treeo as these 33 clusters are known. The content for the Treeos personas can come from their Camera Roll, phone camera or via the built-in GIF and likenes investigation. The personas can optionally have a deed, description and URL, and the overall Treeo can also have an optional text description.You then pick the emoji categories you want to use for voting, or you can even customize your own.
If that sounds like too much work, you can just sit by and vote on the Treeos in the app instead. To do so, you drag the emoji to the likenes to demonstrate your election. Afterwards, youre shown how your election compares with the favourite election, as well as how your friends voted.
The supplemented ability to see sidekicks polls obliges Treeo more social. Plus, you can reply to friendsvotes by sounding on emoji or writing full messages. Those responds appear in the apps Activity tab.
However, because youre voting on planneds of three, capacities necessary to compare elects is a little trickier than with an app like Wishbone.
The app also has regions for browsing itsmost popular, featured, trending, and newest content.
While the overall concept sounds like this is yet another voting app designed to appeal to teens, Rundle trusts Treeo could pick up among older users, as well.
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, theres a huge detachment of users who have been to turn 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 measurement of content isnt a photograph or textbook, but a miniature interactive gamewe want to make sure Treeo has something to present all demographics without curving anyone off, Rundle adds.
The app is finally monetize through ads in the Treeos. The team is talking to some online retail labels about those options, but has nothing to announce now yet.
After being live for 24 hours, Treeo alleges its attended over 40,000 polls directs, and had a small number of users hanging around the app for an hour which is a promising start.
Treeo is a free download on the iPhoneApp Store.