To answer your question regarding what has been keeping me so busy, the main project I’ve been working on is a new app, called Steeze. Steeze is a photo based social media app that directly competes with Instagram. My brother put in a lot of hours working on the UI design of the app with the app’s founder, while I watched in on many of those sessions. I know you understand how Instagram works, but I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly is so special about Steeze?
First off, there is a “Peep or Toss” feature that you can turn on for each picture you post. The purpose? To get feedback from your friends on Steeze. Users can peep your picture to show that they like it or they can toss it to essentially dislike. The toss feature actually allows people to have a more rounded opinion on Steeze, as opposed to the standard like or ignore that happens on other social media platforms.
Say, for example you’re out shopping and you’re not sure whether or not you should buy a pair of shoes. Just post a picture of the shoes, turn on peep or toss mode, and let your Steeze friends help you decide. Soon enough, your friends will be peeping or tossing your photo to help you decide if you should get the shoes or not. You can do this for anything. What to eat, what to wear, what to do, anything you want.
But are you worried about people judging you for all of your tosses? The beautiful thing about peep or toss is your friends can see how many “peeps” a photo gets, but only you can see your tosses. That precious number will only stay with you. So now you get the peep or toss feature, but what else makes Steeze so great?
The Steeze app also has the Steeze Mag, which is essentially a magazine built into the app. This is where I have a heavy hand as one of the top bloggers on the app. The Mag updates throughout the day, featuring posts about the latest in fashion, music, movies, television, sports, art, technology, and trending news. With the Mag, you’ll always have something new to look at, even if your friends aren’t posting. You can also peep or toss articles within the Mag and comment to give your opinions on different topics.
By the way, if an article features a song on SoundCloud, you can play the song and continue browsing the app without interrupting your listening experience. Other features of the Steeze app include filters and editing tools for your pictures, a meme generator, and adding text with a selection of fonts to your pictures.
Thus far, Steeze has gotten co-signs from the blog Sneaker Watch and R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn, who actually has an account and frequently uses it. These two co-signs are huge bumps for the app, which we’re very grateful for. I’ll admit I’m biased toward the app, but it just launched this week and I’m absolutely loving it. More so, I’m loving seeing other people enjoying it. As of right now, Steeze is only available on the iPhone, but Droid users will be getting the Steeze app within the next few months. I would greatly appreciate it if all you iPhone users could download Steeze and peep me @ msauciana.