As much as I like the aesthetic of the product, I don't understand what it really does. Do I need a twitter account or do I just post stuff through Bonfire?
I'm not trying to be rude or anything, I just find the homepage needs to be way more what-this-is-and-why-it's-awesome.
No twitter account or anything is needed. Upon opening the app for the first time, bonfire logs your unique vendor ID in the system and recognizes you with that, there is no sign up required, yet Bonfre will still know who you are even if you delete it and then reinstall it!
That's actually amazing! You should totally state that on the home page, I think that's a big selling point to give it a go :)
I'll pass that on to the team. Thanks for the tip :)
Noted. Thanks for the kind words! Expect an update to the homepage soon.
I agree. The screenshot gives me an impression of a great product, but I want to know more about it before I try it. I'm sure we're not the only users who feel the same way.
Maybe it needs a more extensive about page?
Thanks for the feedback, Nicole! We'll give it some thought!
Flavor of the month: local chat apps
I really like the focus! A nice anonymous execution of what nearby tweets can offer.
I wonder if they have any clever marketing ideas to keep it on top of people's minds -- would love to see usage pick up somewhere like downtown NYC.
Thought this was another Campfire client for iOS, as there's already a pretty decent Android app called Bonfire
I'm very curious as to how big the radius of the area is.
Currently it's set to show to show only the posts closest to you . In a future update you'll be allowed to set that radius to whatever you desire!
This is what I always wished twitter did. Love the concept, and appreciate the simplicity and focus.
I'm really digging the design and concept of this, but as I play with the app I've noticed a lot of functionality issues that are not clear:
1) How do I upvote something? 2) How do I downvote something? 3) How do I undo what I just did? 4) How do I delete my post?
I notice that there are some gestures to upvote/downvote, but nothing was clear as to what those were doing. I accidentally downvoted a post and couldn't find a way to remove it.
Overall, I like the anonymous aspect of this but struggle to find a reason to use it regularly.That's what I use Twitter for, especially for posts that are near me. I am very curious to see where this app goes.
Upvoting: slide the post towards the left
Downvoting: slide the post towards the right
Undo: Not possible at the moment unfortunately, we'll look into adding it in the future!
Delete: Currently the only way to delete it is if its reported a certain amount of times, but other than that you cannot, although we'll definitely be including that in a future release.
As for the gestures, I agree with you it does need to be a little clearer to the user, we figured the users would just learn to use it eventually which we have learned probably isn't the best way for them to learn about the gestures.
Thanks for your outlooks and as I'm the one who does the iOS development aspect of the app I'll look into making it an even easier app to use and remove any confusion for the user!
Yeah I'd echo the above. The point of the app isn't as clear as it could be on the website.
Lack of options in the app seemed like a bug until I re-read this thread and realised they're intentional limitations-as-features
"No mischievous words either." Deal breaker for me. This seems like a location-based Secret/Whisper and censorship of any kind messes with that.
It's Yik Yak, SFW edition. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/05/09/psychiatrist-view-yik-yak-is-most-dangerous-app-ive-ever-seen/
Tinder ripoff? http://www.gotinder.com/
No it's a local Secret. Good for gossiping about your neighbors ;)