Hiwe is a fairly new chatting app currently available on the App Store that takes major inspiration in trends of the 90’s. With Hiwe you can experience why communication between random people was such a blast back 20 years ago.
The 90’s were quite exciting period in terms of social interaction since it wasn’t yet spoiled by many rules and features that later traditional social networks introduced. However simply going back would not cut it today, we had to completely re-imagine the whole chatting experience and combined it with popular features of today’s social apps.
What makes Hiwe the ultimate flashback into the 90’s?
Two decades ago chatting room was the building block of communication. Chatting room was a general topic to kick off the chatting conversation. Hiwe takes that idea and employs it in a very fresh and appealing way. We call a chatting room a Memo. Memo is a picture or video with text topic that kicks off the conversation.
Hiwe is all about chatting, no comments, no likes, no shares. Chatting! Conventional social networks deviated from the original means of communication to mere commenting and liking. We don’t enjoy comments that much any more because they are gradually less and less engaging.
Chat conversation on the other hand tends to increase active engagement. People tend to focus more on the conversation flow not to mention that people leave a lot more messages in chatting sessions than in comment sections.
Lately very neglected feature that distinguishes real time activity from everything else.
Since Hiwe is a real time chatting platform, online status is a major player in the overall feel. Hiwe is designed to favor users who are currently active in the app. Users who are online have a greater chance of having their content engaged by others, simply because we want to encourage being active.
No Followers or Global Ranking
While users can follow each other to keep updated about each other’s activity, Hiwe never reveals how many followers your account has. We decided to hide this statistic to ensure people use Hiwe to make new friends chat about interesting topics and most importantly have fun. Competition and strive for personal popularity is not our thing.
Engagement driven ordering
How does your idea for an interesting topic (your Memo) get viral? Well on conventional social networks you need followers. With Hiwe you need great ideas.
Hiwe has a Following feed and a Global feed. Both feeds display certain set of chatting rooms (Memos). Each feed is ordered based on conversation flow in each Memo. This ensures that hot, discussed and popular topics don’t fade away.
Hiwe’s Target audience
Naturally everyone who is looking to chat about various topics and ideas is welcome to join. Yet their target groups divide into two sets.
Since our release earlier this year, we discovered a significant popularity among teenagers for a specific reason, that Hiwe does not bound its users to social circles but lets them chat freely with anyone.
Hiwe’s minor target group are those who used to love chatting 20 years ago, but introduction of conventional social networks completely shattered the idea of being able to chat with any random person.
In conclusion – Hiwe App
If you feel like trying what communication was like before Facebook and pretty much anything you know today, come and join Hiwe. It definitely reintroduces the original chatting experience that was popular two decades ago.