Even in the FinTech world, communication and collaboration are two key elements to transform ideas and concepts into a viable project. Real-time communication is something many people have sought after, but it has proven hard to find. Email and most social messaging applications are not in real-time by any means, and Shuff might be the solution many business and entrepreneurs have been looking for.
Shuff – Changing The Way We Communicate
When it comes to real-time communication, there seem to be certain misconceptions as to how this idea would translate into the real world. Shuff makes no bones about it and tells you exactly what this service offers: real-time communication without waiting. In fact, users of the Shuff app can even see what others are typing letter per letter, which is as real-time as it gets.
It is important to keep in mind that Shuff is not just a social messaging application like Telegram or WhatsApp. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not accessible for everyday consumers, as there are a fair few people looking for ways to communicate with others directly, without using phone calls.
In fact, anyone who wants to keep in touch with friends and family, or is sick of waiting for text messages to arrive, will be quite pleased with what Shuff has to offer. After all, the goal of using Shuff is to save time, share everything, while still having fun during the chatting experience, and do all of this in real-time.
As you may have guessed by now, the “real-time” aspect of Shuff is its prime selling point. There is much more to this application than just using it for text-based communication, though. Shuff users can use the platform to send photos in real-time, as well as drawing on a board with friends, and seeing when somebody has read your messages. Small eyeglasses will appear in the conversation once someone opened your message, similar to other applications.
If that isn’t enough for you, Shuff is also keeping user privacy in mind. There is no history of communication between multiple parties, other than the latest message, picture, or drawing shared between users. Additionally, users can “Shuff” – or mix – the letters of a word, while the first and final letter remain in their original place. This keeps conversations safe from prying eyes.
But there is even more to Shuff than all of that. Users can enable anonymous mode to safeguard their identity, and even add “favorite” tags to messages for finding them back easily later on. Making other people in the conversation more dynamic can be done by using the “Pulse” feature, and everything can be customized to the user’s desire. Last but not least, conversation times can be converted to the local time zone of either party, and more detailed locations can be shared as well.
Keeping Things Simple And Free
Projects like Shuff stand or fall based on consumer adoption, and making the platform free to use is a major step in the right direction. With so many alternative messaging applications available today, creating a mandatory paid application is not the right way to go. Instead, applications should differentiate themselves based on their features, and Shuff is offering interesting options in that regard.
At the time of publication, Shuff was only compatible with iOS 8 or higher and runs fine on iPhone and iPod Touch. An Android version is on the company’s roadmap, but the team wants to ensure all of their features work flawlessly before worrying about other operating systems. Users can sign up for Shuff by using their mobile phone number, or a Facebook account.
Even though wearable technology is not the “hype” industry experts had hoped for, Shuff has been keeping an eye on the progress in this market. The team is ready for the smartwatch arrival, and Shuff will be made available for these types of devices once they are released and gain market traction.
FinTech companies and entrepreneurs will appreciate the simplicity and elegancy maintained by the Shuff app while offering real-time communication in a multitude of ways. Once the Android version of this application has been released, things could be very interesting for the Paris-based company.
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