GIFted

Create and discover GIFs acted by real people

GIFted is a GIF community in which people GIF themselves to express their take on specific situations, emotions and gestures. Users can browse GIFs, act their own GIFs (with or without sound), participate in a daily GIF challenge and download GIFs to their phone to use them on any chatting platform.

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Rotem Yakir
Maker
Guggy CEO - Make people laugh
Hey everyone, I’m Rotem from Guggy (YC S17). 6 months ago we launched our GIF messenger. It took us 2,000 coding hours and many more marketing efforts to find out that we need to discontinue working on it. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the feeling of “all we need is to launch THAT feature, and we’ll see a beautiful retention graph forming”. So that’s what we did. We tried a lot of things and nothing really worked. We had endless debates of whether we should optimize the product or start from scratch. It was pretty frustrating. At some point we decided to follow a hunch we had for a while, and enabled users to direct and act GIFs for pre-defined tags (#smile, #grouphug etc.). We had a NLP engine that automatically offers GIFs based on what you type when you use our messenger, and we were excited about the idea that our engine will offer users their own GIFs. The results were great! Users recorded 50, 60 and even 90 GIFs in their first session and under 15 minutes, they loved that part. But unfortunately they didn’t use the GIFs in the messenger. They actually didn’t use the messenger at all. We decided to discontinue our messenger and to launch GIFted, a GIF community in which people GIF themselves to express their take on specific situations, emotions and gestures. A month ago, we silently launched our early beta and so far thousands of teens across the US have created so many hilarious, creative GIFs…repeatedly. GIFted users can browse GIFs, act their own GIFs (with or without sound), participate in a daily GIF challenge and download the GIFs to their phone to use them on any chatting platform. Things look much better now. We’ll be here for the rest of the day to answer any question you have and listen to your feedback. Oh, and just for fun, let’s make a GIF contest: Most liked GIF (on GIFted) for the tag #firstworldproblems by the end of Wednesday (midnight PST) wins a GIFted T-shirt (shipped in the US). Btw, we already notice that one of our users will probably be famous one day. Check some of his gifs: http://getgiftedapp.com/media/TU... http://getgiftedapp.com/media/9o... http://getgiftedapp.com/media/sN...
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Mark KatakowskiScientist.
Clever! GIFamous?
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@mark_katakowski Thanks! that could have been a good name as well 😉
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Aaron O'Leary
Community @producthunt. Chef.
Can you explain more about the challenge aspect of it? :)
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@aaronoleary sure. Rotem ^ just shared more info about that. I'd be happy to answer more questions 😄
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Rotem Yakir
Maker
Guggy CEO - Make people laugh
@aaronoleary @erikbrodch Everyday 3 tags participate in a GIF challenge where the person that recorded a gif to one of these tags and have the most likes by the end of 1pm PST, wins :)
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Fun, personalized way to gif

Pros:

Easy to use

Cons:

None

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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
This looks fun. Alternative tagline: Charades with GIFs.
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Rotem Yakir
Maker
Guggy CEO - Make people laugh
@rrhoover 10x Ryan. When you browse the different GIFs you see people expressing their thoughts and feelings through these GIFs. Users can record GIFs for pre-defined GIFs, but can also type their own tags. So you can see people making GIFs for tags like #Trump, expressing their thoughts.
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