You are in the concert, and you want to share the awesomeness of the crowd to your friends who aren’t come to the venue. Is it possible?
It is complicated thing to do, but PeekInToo will make it easy. PeekInto is a social network that allows us to exchange video almost in real time and easy way. For more details, let’s read the interview with PeekIntoo’s founder Yiannis Verginadis bellow:
Interviewer: How would you describe PeekInToo?
Yiannis Verginadis: PeekInToo is an anonymous social-network application that allows smartphone users to request and receive real-time short videos from anyplace in the world.
PeekInToo aims to offer people new means for perceiving and virtually witness anything that is happening around the world, almost in real-time and upon request. Users (i.e. Peekers) through an anonymous social network have the opportunity to request real-time “Peeks” (i.e. 12 seconds video), past “Peeks” (up to two hours ago) and provide “PeekShouts” (i.e. voluntary Peeks capturing interesting incidents) from any place, event or point of interest in the world (e.g. shopping malls, concerts, sport events, touristic attractions, breaking news incidents), using only their mobile devices. PeekInToo users will directly benefit as they will satisfy their curiosity, acquiring knowledge that may lead to changes of their behavior and decisions regarding the time of performing a business or leisure activity in a specific place; thus, saving time, improving productivity (in business activities) or enhancing the degree of satisfaction with respect to leisure activities. On the other hand a completely new tool will be offered to businesses that will increase the visibility of their products and services.
Interviewer: How did you come up with the concept of PeekInToo?
Yiannis Verginadis: PeekInToo derives from a real need identified by the founders that was extensively verified as a wider one. PeekInToo aims to grant people’s everlasting wish to constantly know and be able to experience everything that is happening now, anywhere around the world in the easiest possible way. Nowadays, the most convenient way to access real-time content is through mobile devices and this is why PeekInToo has been launched as a mobile App. It is also important to note that our focus is the discovery and exchange of short video content from anyplace around the world. In order to address this aim, we consider the current location of Peekers in order to find the most appropriate ones for satisfying Peek requests. By strongly supporting the anonymity between PeekInToo users, we address at the same time security concerns by not revealing any kind of information regarding our users (even if it is just a user name or email). We believe that the following years we are going to experience a burst of anonymous social networks and we hope that we will be among the pioneers of this market.
Interviewer: How long did it take for you to build PeekInToo?
Yiannis Verginadis: We started working on PeekInToo around January 2013 and spent 2-3 months building the team and its collaborators along with conducting market and competitors’ analysis. At the end of October 2013 the first version of PeekInToo App was released on the App store. Before that extensive testing in private Alpha and Beta versions, was conducted using testers from all around the world. The team (Yiannis Verginadis, Fotis Paraskevopoulos and Georgios Tsoukalas) is continuously working on enhancing the App with the full list of the designed functionalities and start expanding to various markets.
Interviewer: How you differentiate yourself from the competitors? Do you have any competition at all?
Yiannis Verginadis: We emphasize that PeekInToo is a groundbreaking idea and implementation that focuses strictly on real-time request capabilities for receiving short informative videos by using an anonymous social network (i.e. no previous traditional social network connection is needed between two users in order to make a Peek request). This differentiates PeekInToo completely from other prominent social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) or other video related applications/services (e.g. Vine, Youtube etc.). Our closest competitor is LocalMind that gives users the ability to post questions (using text) in a certain geographical area or directly to available eponymous users.
Interviewer: What is your future plan for PeekInToo?
Yiannis Verginadis: Our plan is to disseminate the idea and make PeekInToo available to as many mobile users as possible. A number of events will be supported by PeekInToo around the world in order to engage into our anonymous social network, people with diverse interests and activities that will be willing to instantly inform others around the world about the situation around their current location.
Interviewer: You commissioned us to create Animated Explainer Video for your App. Why do you think Explainer Video is so important for you to have? Considering that PeekInToo is still in the early stage.
Yiannis Verginadis: We strongly believe that video content is the most direct way to inform people and tell your story. The animated explainer videos constitute a necessity especially for startups that need to explain their idea in a fun way. Such videos can assist and enhance the virality of a startup idea, a fact that it is important for PeekInToo although it is still in early stage.
This explainer video bellow will help you understand what is PeekInToo all about:
Well, all of those questions already covered all you need to know about PeekInToo. I hope this interview give you a better insight about PeekInToo, and encourage you to use their service.
See you on the next interview!!