Short-Burst Video Messaging Incorporates Innovative New One-Handed UI, Already More Than 100,000 Users Worldwide Prior To Launch
February 8, 2016 – San Francisco – Tribe™ today announced its first app, creating a new category known as “Experiential Messaging” or “EM”.
With more than 100,000 users already actively using the service worldwide prior to official launch, viral growth for this new short-form video messaging format has exploded throughout the Beta evaluation.
Tribe incorporates an innovative and gorgeous new UI (User Interface) that uses colorful “Favorites” tiles to easily allow one-handed “walkie-talkie” functionality – simply touch the user you want to speak with, and a short 10-second video burst will be recorded and sent to the recipient. The full emotional subtleties are never lost using Tribe, whereas in text-based IM apps, it happens all too frequently.
Key UI features of Tribe include:
- No keyboard – just push a tile to speak instantly to your friends!
- One-handed use
- “Pull-to-Find” all your friends, even those without favorite tiles
- A “Mini-Mirror” to make sure you look your best before sending a message
- Audio-only option if you so prefer
- “Ephemeral Contacts” – you can share your private PIN code with others so they can contact you without revealing personal details
Featured on Product Hunt®, iTunes® and the Google® Play® store, Tribe can be easily downloaded as a free app via www.tribe.pm or the respective mobile stores. A video showcasing Tribe’s capabilities may also be seen at https://goo.gl/kQtKzT.
“Tribe truly represents the next generation of messaging and is the beginning of the No Keyboard Era for communications apps,” said Cyril Paglino, CEO and co-founder of Tribe. “Currently, everything on our phones has seen drastic changes with technology, except for messaging. Our options to chat include SMS texting, WhatsApp®, Wechat®, FB Messenger, and many other typing options. The problem is that all of these take away your focus from activities, require time and effort, cramp tiny keyboards onto small phones, and lack human emotion and feeling. You can’t message with friends and get a real sense for what they are doing or how they actually feel. This problem has been eliminated by Tribe’s experiential messaging, the new way to be able to video chat with your friends, whenever you want, no matter where you are.”
Tribe is an innovative new startup combining French innovation and flair with the latest Silicon Valley video technology. More details at www.tribe.pm.