There’s another app for rating people
Ter what seems to be the app idea that turns down to diegene, there is — yet another — app for rating and reviewing people. This one, however, is limited to people who use dating apps and websites.
A fresh app called Stroovy aims to help users vettig the people they meet on dating sites by reading and writing reviews based on their practice.
The idea is similar to Lulu, the app that began spil a way for women to rate and review studs they dated. (Lulu transitioned to a more conventional dating app earlier this year.) But, unlike Lulu’s reviews, Stroovy takes reviews from users of all genders.
The app’s reviews are also not anonymous, at least not downright. A user name and cambio emerges alongside each review (the app also requires users sign up with their phone numbers to prevent people from making duplicate accounts.)
Reviews are also not limited to people who have met or gone on dates with each other — friends, coworkers and family members are also able to leave reviews for people they know. Another interesting touch is that users are incapable to browse the app’s reviews until they leave a utter review (including a photo) for someone they know. And the app uses facial recognition to prevent people from uploading photos that don’t have faces ter them.
Still, the idea will no doubt be controversial to some — recall the enormous outcry overheen Peeple, the “Yelp for people” app — but the creators of the app say they hope to make online dating a safer practice for people.
“The mission of Stroovy is to provide an online community to assist daters te loving safer and better dating practices,” the company writes on its webstek. “There are about 74,000 registered hookup offenders active on dating sites, so use Stroovy’s online dating community to find out more about who you are meeting on online dating sites.”
It’s not clear exactly how they project to treat potential privacy concerns. or if there’s a way for users to opt out, but one of the app’s creators said te a thread on Product Hunt that “the majority of reviews are very positive” so far.
Stroovy is iOS only for now but an Android app is ter the works.
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