Swelly 5.0

Answer questions & earn crypto

Swelly has the worlds opinions in your pocket. It rewards you for sharing your opinion with crypto currencies🤑.

It's fun A/B voting (🍕 or 🍔) makes it easy to express yourself, get answers and make new connections 👨🏾‍🎤🦹🏻‍.

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    earn for your voice/opinion

    perfect for brands/market research;

    gather more information about specific groups of people (teenagers e.g.)

    Cons: 

    a little buggy for now

    filters needed (if boys not interested in girly stuff to vote for :D)

    overall a great app for monetizing content creators or a source of information for brands/marketing campaigns;

    also having great fun voting and interacting with people from all over the world (maybe add dm functions?)

    H T has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Get less biased opinions from strangers

    Powerful marketing tool

    Almost like playing a game (tap, swipe, micro rewards)

    Cons: 

    Current version is a bit slow on Android

    Kin economy needs to be fleshed out to really incentivize influencer participation

    You will be surprised how strong your opinions are on the things teenagers care about most.

    Dillon (Sideclick) has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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Peter Buchroithner
Peter BuchroithnerMaker@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
Hey Product Hunt, I'm one of the founders of Swelly, a social network that is all about sharing opinions. Over the last years we had millions of teens using our Swelly App and chatbot and realized that there's something fundamentally wrong with social media. We believe that community is the most important element of any social network and therefor every active member should be fairly rewarded for their contribution. We teamed up with the crypto currency Kin and launched the first peer-to-peer Kin experience on iOS and Android. By signing up for Swelly we automatically create a Kin wallet for you and allow you to earn and spend crypto currencies within the Swelly community. Read more on medium: https://medium.com/@peterbuch/th... Get the App here: http://swl.wtf/swelly5
Thomas Schranz ⛄️
Thomas Schranz ⛄️Hunter@__tosh · Co-founder & CEO, Blossom
Great to see a rebound from the crypto hype. With Swelly and October (also on PH today) there are finally actual consumer platforms with usage and engaged communities.
Adam Cochran
Adam Cochran@adamscochran · Growth@DuckDuckGo, Amateur maker
I'm a fan of Swelly's new approach. Here we've got a real consumer platform with tens of millions of users adopting and providing a real use case for crypto. Better yet, these consumers are real mainstream users being introduced to crypto for the first time. I think Swelly also made a great choice by not launching their own cryptocurrency, like so many have, and instead adopting Kin a cryptocurrency made for micro-rewards in multiple apps. Now, as a marketer, I have to say that the millennial demographic is one of the hardest to reach for both ads and opinion polls, but Swelly makes it seamless and allows you to create organic content to reach them. A win-win. Great work Swelly team!
Peter Buchroithner
Peter BuchroithnerMaker@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
Hey @adamscochran First of all, thank you for the kind words. We've put a lot of time and effort into Swelly 5.0 and we are beyond excited to have found a strong partner in Kin. Please note though, this is just the start. We found, that a simple A/B photo voting is a great way to engage a young demographic quickly. On top of that we are now building a new social network. Stay tuned. With regards to our own currency: It was a tough thought process around launching our own currency versus working with Kin. However, we realized, that our strength lies in consumer engagement and this is what we wanted to focus on. Therefore Kin is the perfect partner for us that allows us to focus on what we are best at, everything else just works!
Aaron  O'Leary
Aaron O'Leary@aaronoleary · Community @producthunt. Nontechtech
What's new since 4.0?
Peter Buchroithner
Peter BuchroithnerMaker@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
Hey @aaronoleary, 4.0 was the launch of our latest chatbot within Facebook Messenger and other chat applications. For 5.0 we teamed up with the crypto currency Kin (by kik) and built a new app experience for iOS and Android. Within this app you can now earn crypto currency for engaging with questions.
Chris Messina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@peterbuch Congrats on the 5.0 launch! So... a couple questions: - what's the future of Swelly on Messenger? - can non-Kik users earn/spend Kin on Swelly? - do Swelly users understand what cryptocurrency is? Do they need to? - you said "there's something fundamentally wrong with social media"... can you define what that is?
Peter Buchroithner
Peter BuchroithnerMaker@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
@chrismessina thank you Chris. I must say, I got really excited reading your questions. Let me give you some answers: - the future of Swelly on Messenger is exactly what we initially built Swelly for. Back to the roots so to speak: 1. a user acquisition channel and 2. a great way to re-engage users. There will be a bigger update before the end of the year as well, to make that broadcasting/update experience better for our users. - anyone can earn and spend Kin on Swelly, by updating to the latest app version on iOS/Android we create a Kin wallet for you. You can than open the Kin marketplace within the Swelly App and start earning and spending Kin. - My favorite question :) The fast majority of Swelly users probably won't understand or more importantly care about what crypto currencies are. We think though, we can educate our user base in a playful way and teach them about how to use Kin and what to get out of it instead of talking about Crypto or Blockchain. Our vision here is building a new wave of influencers who don't have to talk to brands or agents to make a living off of social media. - the question about what's fundamentally wrong with social media I will answer in a dedicated blog post on Thursday, I will mention you on medium and twitter when sharing it.
Matt Gardner
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@aaronoleary @peterbuch I've been using Kinit previously. One thing I don't understand here is the questions don't line up with the audience. I'm a 29 year old man with an interest in Crypto and yet I get paid for my input on things like "which outfit is cuter" and "what looks better". Definitely questions more suited for teenage girls. Is this not an issue for whoever is buying this info? Is there no way to tailor questions per demographic? Or are the type of people into crypto now just not who you're targeting now that it's not Kinit?
Peter Buchroithner
Peter BuchroithnerMaker@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
@aaronoleary @thatmattgardner hey Matt, great to hear that you've been using our Swelly experience on Kinit. You have a point there. Targeting is one of the most important things in research/advertising and so it is for our partner brands. However, within the Kinit app, a lot of the content you see is user generated and our community doesn't always target questions, some are simply meant for the community to see, or for people who are interested in a category e.g. fashion.
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0 P@fcukoff · No
This is a potential game changer. Allowing you to earn and spend KIN cryptocurrency. Pretty cool little app.
Peter Buchroithner
Peter BuchroithnerMaker@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
thank you @fcukoff, it's just the beginning.