HeyLets is a new start-up social network app… and I love it.
The app allows its users to share and recommend their experiences based on their interests.
It works like ‘Pinterest for Experiences’ … with a hint of Trip Advisor.
With posts including a photo and a limited 200 character description, the app is about sharing what is recommended in your hometown, or various hotspots all over the world.
A typical post looks like this:
Yep, you guessed it – its basically a filtered feed! When you sign up you’re able to select your interests from five categories; hip, classic, elegant, stylish and edgy. Interests range from fitness and pubs, to design and board games. You can also edit these interests later, meaning that your ‘Explore’ tab can always be tailored to your liking. This also means that what you post will only pop up in the feeds of those who have selected similar interests to you. The aim of the game is to give you a positive social network experience.
As you share your experiences you can climb up the HeyLets ranks and become an influencer within specific categories. There is an “Influencers” tab within the app which allows you to see what influencers around you are currently recommending.
Why I love HeyLets:
- HeyLets focuses on sharing the good experiences rather than the bad
- It has a great user interface which is very easy to use and to navigate
- The recommendations are easy to read because of the short character limit
- It has a strong visual element as each post is designed to have a photo attached
I would encourage everyone to download the HeyLets app and post an experience you recommend. Tell me what you think of it!
Are there any start-up social networking apps that you’re a member of? What’s different about them from others on the market? Do you think social media will continue moving toward being a positive space?