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An offline social network

over 5 years ago from , Software Engineer, Product

Hey I've been working on this side project on and off for about 2 years now. We are kinda keeping things exclusive for now but we already have over 300 users mostly by inviting people from communities like this to join and provide feedback.

If you're a curious person or just an early adopter of new things, let us know what you think about http://mixely.com/.

There's also a medium article that goes more in depth here https://medium.com/@razmakhin/friendship-for-everyone-d320be21fdee

Thanks, Sean

20 comments

  • Lloyd WonderLloyd Wonder, over 5 years ago

    It's a cool idea. Every time I read an offline social network though it reminds me of The League

    5 points
    • , over 5 years ago

      Ha great show! We’re moving away from the offline social network copy and moving more towards something related to an invite only social network for doing.

      0 points
  • Eduardo NunesEduardo Nunes, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    That's really, really nice! And although it's not an entirely novel idea, the examples on the site make for a very compelling argument, so great job on that! I would, however, bring some of the claims on the bottom part of the site up and place them front and center — those are the ones that did it for me. In fact, I think even just switching the top and bottom sections would make it better (probably also because the interface and the brand still feel unpolished, which is perfectly understandable at this early stage).

    I also had a hard time dissociating the name Mixely from some sort of music-related service, but I'm sure I'd get used to it, given time.

    All in all, a great start for something I'll surely be keeping an eye out for. Good luck with it!

    4 points
    • Christopher HenriksenChristopher Henriksen, over 5 years ago

      I coudn't agree more with Eduardo on this one! Super nice idea and with (in my opinion) lots of potential. The bottom tells a much better story of what this is all about, compared to the upper one. At this stage switching them around, as suggested, sounds like a good idea :)

      1 point
    • , over 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot as we value any feedback at this stage. I’m glad you like the idea.

      We’re actually making changes that are very similar to what you suggested, but your comments only validate that. The new landing page should go live within the next couple weeks.

      Thanks again, Eduardo!

      1 point
  • Nathan LangleyNathan Langley, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Bit frustrating to see another network or app US only again. There should be a way for the poster to target DNers in their locality.

    Relevant: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/06/17/two-words-make-early-adopters-blood-boil/?awesm=tnw.to_r3LEG&utm_content=64418&utm_source=social&utm_campaign=pro&utm_medium=Twitter

    1 point
    • , over 5 years ago

      Sorry about that, Nathan. Yes, we’re in NYC only for now because we want to make sure there are enough people in each city, so that you could actually meet them. It sucks that everyone is focused on the US all the time because there are lots of early adopters in other countries.

      You bring up a good point and it makes a great differentiation strategy, so we’ll perhaps expand internationally first before going to other US cities.

      I'll keep you posted.

      0 points
  • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, over 5 years ago

    Didn't know it was a New York only beta until I hit send :-/

    1 point
    • , over 5 years ago

      Sorry, Tor.

      Yes, as mentioned above, we’re focused on NYC only for now to make sure actual meetings take place but you bring up an excellent point. We'll make that more clear from the beginning.

      0 points
  • Thomas BjerringThomas Bjerring, over 5 years ago

    I'm a very curious person and an early adopter of new things, but I don't live in New York. Why should I have to?

    1 point
    • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, over 5 years ago

      Presumably because the app only works if there's a critical mass of users in a geographic area.

      That said, Sean, can you allow us to register our interest if we're not based in the US? When I input an Australian postal code, I get an error. Could be a while until the service comes to Melbourne, but I'd love to try it when it does!

      1 point
    • , over 5 years ago

      Hi Thomas, thanks for your interest. Connor is right. We want to make sure there are enough people in each city before we move to the next one.

      That being said, we will change the flow of the sign up process to better reflect the reasoning.

      0 points
  • Cory W.Cory W., over 5 years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_qs_JM48ug

    1 point
  • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, over 5 years ago

    Hello to Maxim, if you are here reading! Still hoping for the best with this app : )

    0 points
  • Ian MacIan Mac, over 5 years ago

    For a site that is trying to differentiate itself from other social networks (see linked article above), I'm confounded by the fact that I'm restricted from posting until I link my profile to another existing social network (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Foursquare). For someone who is trying to get away from the likes of those platforms, this is a major turnoff. To say this is for the purpose of "validating your identity" is just insulting.

    0 points
    • , over 5 years ago

      Hi Ian, thanks for your feedback. We’re not opposed to existing social networks and think they serve a good purpose if used correctly. We like social networks and we like niche social networks such as Dribble or Behance even more. They are a great tool for seeing who you really are and what you’re interested in.

      We can also use your existing social networks to fill out your Mixely profile easier. That being said, maybe we can find some middle ground. Your concern is certainly noted.

      Thank you again for your thoughts.

      0 points
  • Martin BavioMartin Bavio, over 5 years ago

    Sean, looks like a nice product with great potential, hope you don't mind that I post it on Product Hunt: http://www.producthunt.com/posts/mixely

    0 points