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Jesse Williams

Co-founder of Ebroji. Actor, Activist and Entrepreneur

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON January 29, 2016

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jesseWilliams.
jesseWilliams.@ijessewilliams · Co-founder, Ebroji
Hi Product Hunters, we're Jesse, Aryn and Glenn - the team behind Ebroji App. I'm Jesse, you may know me as an actor, activist, or hoops podcast host but it's my passion for language and technology that brings me to Product Hunt LIVE to share our vision for the future of communication, and Ebroji. I'm Glenn, a conceptual artist based in Los Angeles but currently in Texas opening a solo exhibition. The intersection of art and tech sits at the core of both my practice, and our development of Ebroji! We want to explore that with you today! And I'm Aryn, a multiracial and multilingual lover of the cultures and their respective ability to speak for their own. I had no idea that my simple idea would dive us into the language and tech development space so quickly. Together we've built Ebroji app, the mobile conversation energizer and we're looking forward to discussing all things tech, apps & design with you. Fire away
Mo
Mo@janeglorianas
What future plans do you have for this app?
Eloquent Graffitti
Eloquent Graffitti@eloqentgraffiti
Hey ijessewilliams, one question. How exactly will you be able to give credit to the gif makers involved. I'm just trying to wrap my head around this, so please bear with me, and correct me if I'm wrong. A lot of gif creators are incredibly frustrated that their gifs get stolen. In this platform, the user agreement says that you can only upload gifs that are created by you. But in reality, there's no way to keep track of who made what gif -so that statement in the end user agreement is arbitrary - kind of makes it seem like hey, we're giving you the credit, but in actuality, you're not really. Which means, there's nothing stopping users from uploading gifs they didn't create onto your platform. Even if the gif makers themselves upload the gif, as soon as it is uploaded - they lose any "moral rights" they may have had to the gifs in the first place - meaning it's ebroji's to do what it wants with it thereafter. And just incase a user has a problem that someone stole a gif they made and uploaded it onto the platform, ebroji is not responsible for any disputes that may arise between the users. So in the end, as far as i can see, the gif maker gets screwed, everyone else has fun with what they made. It could be a pretty cool app, but I just think it's a little misleading to advertise it as "you get all the good stuff, the fun and the credit" without really being able to promise the credit. It'd be great if ebroji can show some appreciation to the gif makers involved - who make no profit whatsoever by your app - by fine tuning it to prevent users from uploading gifs they shouldn't be able to take any credit for.
Mo
Mo@janeglorianas
What brought together the team? Were you all sitting around and did someone think "hey, let's create an emoji keyboard?"
Nuraan
Nuraan@nuraan_rossi
Do you think Ebroji will be available for Android in the near future?
Nuraan
Nuraan@nuraan_rossi
What's the process been like in terms of adding gifs and their various categories?
Safae Megzari
Safae Megzari@safaemegzari
First, I wanna say congratulations on this amazing app!!👏 👏 Second, Can we have #Ebroji for Android soon please? I downloaded it on my iPad and it's awesome!! I already made my dad and cousin downloaded it on their phones ;) But the problem is that I use an Android phone and I want to benefit from this app too :/ So how long do I have to wait to join the fun?
hannah
hannah@pompgreyo
What was your original inspiration for making ebroji
hana
hana@cailiestorres
Can you make it possible to not save the gifs when I use it for a tweet? I am running out of storage !!!
Annie
Annie@amellashepherd · ANNIE
@cailiestorres good question.
Nuraan
Nuraan@nuraan_rossi
How long did it take to develop the Ebroji app?
Emma McGrath
Emma McGrath@emmamcg95 · Adult Nurse
Amazing app! Exactly what the market has been missing. I was working night duty in the coronary care unit in a hospital in Ireland on Tuesday night and was showing my colleagues the app and they all loved it! Did you ever think the app would go global so quickly and have such a diverse population using it?
Aleksić Katarina
Aleksić Katarina@aleksic_katarina
Jesse I love you so much ❤❤❤❤ I love your role in Greys You are handsome and really good actor.I hope Jackson and April will come back together 💕💕💕💕💕💕
Nuraan
Nuraan@nuraan_rossi
How long has this app been in the works?
hannah
hannah@pompgreyo
Have you heard of iJesseFish
hana
hana@cailiestorres
Where did the idea for this app come from?
hana
hana@cailiestorres
Tell everyone on set to use ebroji
Lisa Higgins
Lisa Higgins@lisa_higgins
A few questions for you. When developing the app, was the simple layout a conscious choice to engage users. Creating a better user experience? Are there limits to apps such as Ebroji? In the development stage of the app, did you beta test it with your target audience?
Nuraan
Nuraan@nuraan_rossi
What's your favorite or most used category in the Ebroji app?
Kuniki
Kuniki@kuniki06 · Intellectual Property Attorney
Hello Jesse, I really appreciate your activism. 1) why do you think other celebrities, in positions of power and with a platform, tend not to speak out on controversial social issues? 2) How did you get involved with the Ebroji team? If they recruited you, what was the primary issue that convinced you to back the App/team?
hana
hana@cailiestorres
where did the name "ebroji" come from?
#HopeForJapril❤️
#HopeForJapril❤️@aliamontresor
Congratulations for the launch of this great app. I greet your implacation in activism and social justice... You deserve to be listened to and understood. I sincerely appreciate the person you are, don't change. I'm sorry if my english is bad, I'm French. I hope we will have the chance to discover many other things thanks to you, thank you for everything. 👏🏽
McDreαmy☆
McDreαmy☆@chiaramarches10
Hi Jesse! Why did you decide to create this app?
Nata
Nata@greysalovato
Jesse hi, I'm from Brazil, and would love it if ebroji had the Portuguese language, for some Brazilians enjoy this wonderful app.
#HopeForJapril❤️
#HopeForJapril❤️@aliamontresor
When did you get the idea to make this app and how long this one was in the works?
Aleksić Katarina
Aleksić Katarina@aleksic_katarina
JESSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
Amy May
Amy May@ymabamamay
Hey Jesse! Is there plans for an Android version?
Jacianna Rae
Jacianna Rae@ellenxcaterina
Hey Jesse, my name is Jacianna (jay-cee-anna) and I was wondering where did you get the name ebroji from? And what gave you and the other founders the idea to come up with this app?
QueenLear
QueenLear@queenleariv · ConnectionAgent-Co-Founder @ButtonPoetry
Hi Jesse, Thanks for your time! Since you're such a big activist and have a passion for language and technology. How do you see those things intersecting? Have you thought about jumping on the ePhilanthropy wagon... orrrrr Button Poetry (viral Spoken Word YouTube channel I co-founded)?
Stacy G
Stacy G@saltnpepp4evr
When will Ebroji be available for Android? Thank you! 😻
Stacy G
Stacy G@saltnpepp4evr
Are you coming up with a slogan for Ebroji?
Mo
Mo@janeglorianas
What's your favourite category to use a GIF from?
Stacy G
Stacy G@saltnpepp4evr
Hi Jessie! How much "hands on" time did you have for creating this app?
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
What other apps do use regularly? (apart from Ebroji 😜)
Jacianna Rae
Jacianna Rae@ellenxcaterina
my name is Jacianna (jay-cee-anna) im 14 and was wondering how long did it take to get this app up and running, and what gave you the idea and the other founders the idea to create this app? Has anybody from the Grey's cast downloaded it? this app is amazing I made 26 people download it. Also you are an amazing person and don't change
SarahKathryn⚜
SarahKathryn⚜@sarahkathryn012 · Performing Arts, Model
Will there ever be an update in which our gifs will post immediately to the textbar vs the step of copy and paste?
RaeAnn Mortera
RaeAnn Mortera@raeann_mortera
Do you believe the Colonial Settler mentality is the reason why this country is built around misogynist and hetero normative views?
QueenLear
QueenLear@queenleariv · ConnectionAgent-Co-Founder @ButtonPoetry
I asked in the chat in Blab but wanted to copy it hear... You were mentioning breaking barriers and the evolution of language (using your thumbs to type instead of write). How do you adjust to disabilities that would make using emojis difficult? Raise to speak/talk to text works for letters but how do you wrap that in?
Haley
Haley@haleyann_3
Are you the one who picks the Grey's Anatomy gifs for the app?
Thomas Stöcklein
Thomas Stöcklein@tomstocklein · FoundersFundersFuture.com
How did you and your wife divide up the work it took to create the app? Who did what?
Bella Gilbert
Bella Gilbert@bellaesquivelg
Hey Jesse Williams~! I got two questions! These are the questions I've always wanted to ask and was very curious about it so, 1, Is it easy to say medical terms? Like Cranitomy? ( I don't know how's that spely. lol) IF not, how did you managed? 2, I know this is a weird personal question but does your real age affect your character Jackson's? Like, if you're 29, would that make Jackson 29 as well?
Safae Megzari
Safae Megzari@safaemegzari
How many days/months #Ebroji took to be the best GIF app?
Marija Negoicic
Marija Negoicic@marijanegoicic1
hi jesse i am your fan from Serbia i hope Ebroji will be available for Android i love it .
Jacianna Rae
Jacianna Rae@ellenxcaterina
My name is Jacianna (jay-cee-anna) I was wondering, how long did it take to get this app up and running and where did you and the other founders get the idea to create it? Oh and has anybody from the Grey's cast downloaded it? If so who? This app is amazing FYI I love you!
Ariana
Ariana@babyarianap
first i just want say is congratulations
Ariana
Ariana@babyarianap
how do you like ebroji
Ariana
Ariana@babyarianap
is their hope for japril
Marija Negoicic
Marija Negoicic@marijanegoicic1
hi jesse i am your fan from Serbia i hope Ebroji will be available for Android i love it .
Veera
Veera@vveerav
hello jesse!
Valee Riveros Huerta
Valee Riveros Huerta@valee_riveros_huerta · Valee.rh
Hi Jesee, I'm From Chile, i love you <3 Te amo<3 How long has this app been in the works??? It's a great App, Saludos desde Chile. Amo tu personaje en Grey's Anatomy <3
Greg Dubois
Greg Dubois@marvelgd · Product Designer, CBSSports.com
@iJesseWilliams, what was your involvement in the creation of #ebroji? did you just aid in the idea? were you hands on with design and/or development?
Stanatic
Stanatic@lexiibeth
I've used these kinds of apps before, and they were full of bugs or taking a lot of storage, but this one is flawless so far, I can easily copy and paste gifs and send them to my friends in 2 moves . GREAT JOB! :)