It's an interesting idea. I found it hard to navigate at first, and it really challenged my assumption that media experiences should be fast and immediate :P Here things can be slow, frustrating, unclear. Also the quality of the experience seems to vary hugely, depending on how active your partner is. But I think you have to give it time to grow - don't expect a meaningful experience to just drop into your lap. You need to give as much as you hope to receive. It seems odd that you can't see your partner's response if they reply before you. This means you never have a sense of dialogue (or at least not yet). You can't respond to your partner when you write. This seems to skip out a key way that we build empathy with another person, so I'm waiting to see if the experience can generate the sense of 'connection' that it says it wants to offer.
I am loving the app.. Luckily my partner is responding to most of the questions. I am realizing how differently people can respond to a same question. I am just curious to know what happens when this experience ends... Will I get to know the person whom I am interacting with? or will they still remain anonymous...
I can't sign in, I have tried it a zillion times. After I entered my ID and password it simply won't push to the next page. I was though very excited about the idea of the app. Please help, would definitely like to try.
I find taking a minute to answer a random insightful question and getting small glimpses into the life of people halfway across the world incredibly therapeutic. If I wasn't so lazy this would inspire me to get a penpal.
The design is nice, but also makes navigating complicated. I can't imagine this lasting a year as I've only had one response in three days
I understand that many people have their partners being unresponsive and that ruins the experience. I urge people to actively participate. This app has been very interesting for me. Thanks to me and my partner responding daily.
This update improves upon the UI and overall experience.
- Now you can view your partner's answer for previous days even if you have not answered.
- Get notified of the status of your partner's answer.
- Better FAQs