New kind of anonymous messaging app

#4 Product of the DayFebruary 24, 2018

Turtle is a new kind of anonymous communication app. Turtle is an app that lets you message people and remain anonymous for three days. This concept leads to more fun and genuine conversations.

Turtle 2.0 includes many new features and improvements such as:

-Instagram integration

-Location, age, and gender

-School pages

-Friend lists

-And more

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  • Abraham Isaac Durán
    Abraham Isaac DuránSoftware Developer, Tech Nearshore


    -Meaningful conversations (I love the concept)

    -Curious name (it caught my attention)

    -Fast (Surprisingly faster than I expected)


    It says Gifs instead of GIF 🤷🏻‍♂️

    I love this app, really, the UI is just so beautiful, and the transitions so smooth, it seems they did care a lot about UX, and paid special attention to little details (it annoys me the most when people just don't care about this things). The idea behind the app is astonishing, and I congratulate whoever thought of this. It is wonderful to be able to meet new people and let them judge me by who I am, talking with someone about Tolkien's masterpieces, or how we think Esperanto shares deep concerns about hope, and so goes on. However, I think this app suits everybody, even if you are just having fun meeting new people or plan to meet you new best friend, Turtle will do the job.

    By the way, you can find me at: https://turtle.lol/abraham

    Abraham Isaac Durán has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    No judgement and less fear of instant rejection


    Nothing yet

    Tried it out and it seems dope. The design is pretty cool. I can definitely see this app taking off. The idea is really unique and it offers people more courage to message other people.

    The Bootstrap Themes has used this product for one day.


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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I like the branding and design. Downloading now. Anonymous apps have always been very tricky, often leading to bullying and abuse. How are you combatting this, @nicksarath and @donbytyqi?
Nick Sarath
Nick SarathMakerHiring@nicksarath · Product Designer
@rrhoover Thanks Ryan! You're right, most anonymous apps are very conducive to bullying and abuse, but Turtle takes an entirely different approach. Turtle's concept revolves around "temporary anonymity". Everyone is only anonymous for 3 days once the conversation is started. This idea mitigates bullying and abuse since everyone will be revealed after the countdown ends.
Nick Julia
Nick Julia@nickajulia · Software Entreprenuer
@nicksarath I don’t quite get it. If people will be revealed anyhow, what’s the point of starting with anonymity? Then again I’m probably not part of the target market
Nick Sarath
Nick SarathMakerHiring@nicksarath · Product Designer
@nickajulia Good question! My generation specifically has always used mediums such as Instagram Direct and Twitter DMs to start conversations with people. When using these platforms, there is an immediate wave of implicit bias/judgement towards the messenger based on factors such as appearance and follower count. With Turtle, there isn't that immediate wave of implicit bias or judgement. You are given a chance to win the other person over with your character instead of extraneous factors like follower count, appearance, and popularity status.
Nick Julia
Nick Julia@nickajulia · Software Entreprenuer
@nicksarath good answer. That had never occurred to me.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@nicksarath got it! I downloaded the app but none of my friends are on yet. Someone message me at rrhoover. 😊🙏🏼
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von TesmarHiring@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey @donbytyqi & @nicksarath This is a new take on it. What made you want to build this app?
Nick Sarath
Nick SarathMakerHiring@nicksarath · Product Designer
@jacqvon We wanted an entirely new way to start conversations with people. Temporary anonymity is something that's never been done before. We were pretty motivated to be the first app to do it differently from other anonymous communication apps such as Yik Yak, Fox, Sarahah, Ask.fm, etc.
Javi@ios_javi · Digital Comm Major. Aspiring PM.
I've been a user for awhile and I'm super proud of the team for going the extra mile to make it even better!
Nick Sarath
Nick SarathMakerHiring@nicksarath · Product Designer
@ios_javi Thanks for the support Javi!
Don Bytyqi
Don BytyqiMakerHiring@donbytyqi · programmer since 1970
@ios_javi Thank you!!
Damjanski@damjanski · Do Something Good
<3 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ <3
Kelly Christensen
Kelly Christensen@kellychristensen · Productivity lover