What if a friend asks you if you would participate in a “Quickie”? Obviously, the first reaction would be a big surprise, and then depending on your character, you may say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. But lo! Quickie is not that kind of a thing you might be thinking of right now. It is actually a new messenger program in the Google Play store and iTunes.
Quickie borrows many features from the traditional messaging and social media apps of the past and combines these features with a sandbox-style approach to create an app that is all-encompassing – a communication tool you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
This messenger is optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6, and is also available on the iPod Touch and iPad. With Quickie, you will enjoy multiple communication methods including brush stroking mechanics, touch-screen pens, direct-type manual input and media upload. Meaning you can draw, type, display images and text, just like you would with other messaging tools. However, it has some major differences that make it to stand out, including:
- The script on the app is sent almost instantaneously. This implies that nobody can peep on your work, and it also means that the user has no much time to think while using their device.
- The app only allows 8 contacts to be added, meaning you will have to choose your best friends or family members.
- The app does not send complete video messages but separates the task into both audio recording and media transport.
- The app only saves message for 24 hours then deletes them, this eliminates “call logs”.
If a user opens a message from a friend and fails to read it in time, it will be lost and his/her conversation partner will have to repeat their message or explain it in a shorter and clear manner.
Quickie was originally designed for use with the handless wearables such as smartwatches. But its founder, Erez Pilosof, says the plan is to grow the app slowly by forcing users to invite just a few family members and friends. There’s likelihood that Quickie may be monetized. Those who want a large number of contacts may be required to pay something small.
Quickie will most likely be used only for entertainment and not for a serious and legitimate conversation since it provides too little by attempting to be too much.