*This is a collaborative post
How many times do you recommend your favourite things to your friends? I’m pretty sure, if you’re anything like me, it’ll be countless times a day – or it would be, if there was an easy, quick way to do it online. Whether it’s suggestions for a new bar to try for an evening out with the girls, a different hairdresser with the best head massage in town or a new soft play warehouse for the children, we listen to our friends and take on board their experiences to fuel our own curiosity. We’re always searching for new ways to enhance our own busy lifestyles and this is where a new messaging app, teepee comes in.
Teepee is a new mobile messaging app that gets to the point, it allows groups of friends to share recommendations that don’t get lost in conversation of daily life. Teepee allows users to log in and share recommendations to their friends in a quick and easy fashion. Everyone likes to be helpful and offer advice, suggestions or even opinions to others, it’s part of our DNA. We’re a social bunch and we like to know that take on things can help others.
Teepee is really quick and easy to use. It’s a free app that you can download onto your phone (it’s available on the App Store and Google Play) and once installed, it takes just a few minutes to set up. I downloaded the app a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying using it.
As a user, I can ask questions based in 16 different categories such as music, sport or travel (or you can create your own if your topic choice doesn’t fit). I can specify whether the question is urgent or save it for later when I have more time. I can select friends for my ‘team’ (from my phone book) and teepee remembers this team in each category for use in the future. If my selected friends aren’t on teepee yet, the app has a really clever feature. It will send a text message which doesn’t invite them to download it, like every other app, but actually shows them the question or recommendation I’ve send and let’s them send an answer back to me in the app. That means I can use tepee to connect with my friends even before they’ve downloaded it!
I can also see recommendations from friends which is insightful and rather brilliant if you’re a little nosey like me. I really like that the app has no third party advertising and there’s no outside distraction like other social media messaging sites.
As with many new apps, not many of friends had heard of teepee until I had told them about it and that’s where the beauty of the app comes in. Once you tell a friend, they’ll tell a friend and the community comes together to share ideas and thoughts. I perhaps would like to see a future development of the app where you can access the recommendations from other people outside my own social circle as that would be interesting too.
It’s only a matter of time until your friends ask if you’ve got teepee so you can find out more about teepee here.