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A big thank you to @webjoe for hunting us! We are so happy to launch Picky™ and share our vision with you. Picky is a free iOS app designed to stop the inconvenience of typing out time-consuming text reviews, which can often be fake or misleading. The Picky app allows people to record their opinion of a product or place for up to 60 seconds and share it with their followers. However, if there is no visual proof of the product or place in the review, it’s flagged for removal by our community. This allows Picky to not only be an informative, entertaining and a fun alternative to text reviews, but also a social platform of verified consumers and reviews. Our vision is to bring everyone a simple and quick way to leave a review while delivering the most trusted consumer information in a fun social environment. We look forward to your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Thanks for taking a look at us @thetylerhayes and you are exactly right we are more focused on consumer reviews. We know there will always be a place for text reviews, but the internet is littered with fake reviews and there is no debating that point. Picky provides a solution to this problem by requiring all reviewers to prove they are a real consumer while recording their video review and creates a fun, informative and very social place to do it. Oh…and you’re never too old for anything ;-)
Cool idea. Can I specify a number of people I trust to review things? So I want to try LaCroix but want to know what @rrhoover thinks of it first because I trust his taste. Any way for me to search around that? I like the idea of building trust with someone (digitally) around what opinions they have on things. How do you plan on growing? What's the success story you would like Picky to lead? @reblan351 @joshuahobson
@bentossell @rrhoover @joshuahobson Great questions! Yes, our search results do take in consideration who you follow on Picky. So, if you follow @rrhoover and you search for #LaCriox and he has reviewed it, then the search results will display his review first, then followed by the highest ranked review in descending order. How do we grow? First of all, consumers need to be aware of the massive fake text review problem in the review industry and how we are a well-thought out and incredibly fun solution to the problem. 77 percent of people read reviews before making a decision to purchase, but the internet is littered with 100s of millions of fake and unverifiable reviews. Our main growing force is our community so we have to leverage the incredible content they are creating and get our content to the business or product maker. We have already proven that businesses love our social 60-second verified reviews, so we have to embrace this and make it easy for them to share and distribute to their customer base. Since we are all about community, we will be at SXSW in March. We hope to get a great deal of exposure and grow as a result to that community as well. Our success story we want to lead is how two brothers, a business partner and one good idea can disrupt an entire industry. I want Picky to be looked at as a company that took the power from review companies, and finally shifted the power to where it belongs... a community of people.
I certainly am very picky when it comes to consumer products so I love the idea of this!
Anyone used this? This seems to be more focused on consumer reviews than well-reasoned, editorial reviews. For those types of reviews I don't personally consider them to be "boring" so much as easily and quickly digestible—video is less desirable because then I have to wait through the whole video vs. being able to scan text. So I'm not sure why Picky exists. It seems a bit of a solution in search of a problem, or maybe at 29 I'm just too old for this product. Either way, neat idea! Kudos to the team for trying it; it definitely does seem like it'd be useful for particular categories like clothing and sports gear.
@thetylerhayes I'd say picky is just going into a different (maybe even better) direction than all the other platforms for reviews. Here, it's not really about data or rational decision making, but furthermore it's about having a real and personal perspective on a product. It might not help you find objectively the best one, but you'll definitely find the right one for you. And that's why I love it!