Peach is the latest entrant into the already packed space of social media platforms, but do not worry it is not just any sharing app. With peach you can share messages as well as GIFs, drawings by just using ‘magic’ words. Peach allows you to share interactive contents like weather forecast, pictures or gifs.
Peach is a refreshingly fun and simple way to keep up with friends and be yourself. On Peach app you use magic words say you type ‘draw’ and you can just draw anything using the pop-up doodle, or type rate and share a star rating.
Created by the Dom Hofmann of VINE fame, Peach app released on 7th of this month is moving rapidly up in the App store. Already the app is ranked ninth in US App store and twenty fourth in UK App store.
Magic words of Peach
- gif Search for a GIF
- here Add current location
- shout Say something with big words
- draw Draw something
- goodmorning Say good morning
- goodnight Say good night
- song Identify a song w/ your phone’s microphone
- rate Rate something 1-5 stars
- battery Current charge %
- weather Add current weather
- move Add movement today (steps, miles, etc.)
- events # of events today
- safari Open browser to search for link
- dice Roll the dice
- time Add current time
- date Add current date
- movie Add movie
- tv Add TV show
- game Add video game
- book Add book
Peach also allows you to use shortcuts like when you type ‘g’ the app brings up search box for gifs; or say type ‘sa’ to open Safari browser to search for link and then to paste back into the app. Presently Peach app is available on iOS, only available for iPhones and iPads not even web; so users with Android, BB10, WP are missing out on the fun at the moment.
David Carroll, Professor Parsons School of Design in New York, writes that
“Peach is a proprietary platform in every way, perhaps more than anything we’ve seen to date in the evolution of social media apps. It diverts our attention away from the Open Web and into a privately-owned walled-garden. It [is] fun and playful with clever magic words that induce you to share more meta data.”
🍑Peach isn't on the 🕸web.
Your profile has no❌🔗URL.
💯% proprietary walled garden🛂.
👥Private but not 👁privacy-positive.
Free as in 🍺 not 🗽.
— David Carroll (@profcarroll) January 9, 2016
Will Peach’s magic words be able to take on the likes of already established social platforms like Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp or it will just be another ‘YO’ which rapidly raised to fame and was then gone from public memory.