Blume

Meet people through selfies

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Daniel Delouya
Maker
@danieldelouya · CEO & Founder at UpToo
Hi everyone! We recently launched Blume, a selfie-dating app that solves ‘catfishing’ in a super simple, fun and engaging way. 💑📷 As recently mentioned on Blume's Techcrunch article this Saturday (http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/16...) we believe that online dating is suffering several major problems. One is the uncertainty about who’s actually behind the profile you’re matching with. Another major issue in online dating is that people tend to get too many matches and that makes the whole experience of meeting people online quite impersonal. Blume is increasing the chance significantly that the other party is actually interested in getting the conversation going since both parties have to initiate the second step after the initial connection, and that is to send each other an freshly taken selfie in order to match fully. Check out the visuals to see how it works, and please try it out yourself! Blume is available on iOS, and Android is just around the corner ✌️ We’d really appreciate your thoughts and feedback on the product! Looking forward to chat with you guys! Cheers Daniel /CEO & Co-founder
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
I feel that there are so many dating apps out there at the moment. They all focus on a different feature which makes them different but I'm concerned that a feature is often not going to be enough. Dating apps need the audience and I wonder if certain features will actually bring that crowd. Also, a dating app is only as good as its matches. It's a hard market to crack but excited to see how it goes!
Daniel Delouya
Maker
@danieldelouya · CEO & Founder at UpToo
@bentossell I do think that we have clear differentiators. And the matches are good ;) That's what we've focused on. People that actually are mutually interested to get the conversation going. Plus, it's a lot more interactive and exciting by matching via the self-destructing selfies :) But I appreciate your honest thoughts. :) And thanks!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@danieldelouya yeah I by no-means know what features will succeed. This may be it. If I download this now, I would bet that hardly anyone else would be on it in my city. I'd then delete it. In a bigger city obviously it will be different. I'd love to hear from someone who has been using the app
Daniel Delouya
Maker
@danieldelouya · CEO & Founder at UpToo
@bentossell That's why the world needs to hear about Blume so that won't happen 😄 Getting off ground in the beginning is always the hardest thing to do.😊🚀
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@danieldelouya Which is why, in this highly competitive space, it is hard to get going based on a feature. As I said, I'm interested to see how it goes.
Daniel Delouya
Maker
@danieldelouya · CEO & Founder at UpToo
@bentossell It is a highly competitive space indeed, but also i highly insatiable one as well. I still don't believe Blume is just one feature. The whole concept evolves around matching in an completely different way that hasn't been seen before. But yeah. It's going to be interesting - as with anything :)
Philip Kuklis@philipkuklis · Co-Founder, Hubble
@danieldelouya @bentossell Many successful products started out just as features in a crowded space, there's nothing wrong with it if you see the future potential 😉 I'm looking forward to your next steps, good luck!
Daniel Delouya
Maker
@danieldelouya · CEO & Founder at UpToo
@philipkuklis Thank you!
William Bentley@williamb3ntley · Libra. Personality of the 😈 May bite.
@philipkuklis @danieldelouya @bentossell Nailed it. Features are key, extremely. To a company's consumer/user, well... features are everything. It's what defines the product they use, how they use it and if they will use. Now with that said, features are not everything to the success of a company. The people are what make a company successful. Did you see what just happened there? We went full circle. EVERYTHING matters and should be treated that way. From features, the people, the timing, the branding, the passion, to the execution matter. The term "features" have been thrown around @producthunt far too much the past few days- let's not get hung up on it. There are many other issues we can help Makers with- Every snow flake matters when building a snowball.