About the Platform
An organization which came into play because of the shared vision of two IITians, Frankly.me is an Android and iOS based application which is going to revolutionize social networking. It enables users to interact with friends, favourites, public figures and even companies through video selfies, moving on from the usual notion of communicating through text. Users can pose questions directly to other users, to which they will receive a reply via video selfie.
The application aims to introduce people to a whole new virtual world where they can interact and comment however they like to, without compromising on their personal expression.
Whom do we cater to?
Any person who feels that text based communication is not enough to speak out and express freely.
What do we offer to our consumers?
Frankly.me aims to move on from text and provide its users with a platform which offers them the best and the most unrestrained medium for interaction- video selfies. It ensures a user of a platform wherein they can be frank, and express openly, without having to worry about being misinterpreted or misunderstood over text. Apart for their friends and followers, users also get to interact with public figures, address them directly and get a video response from them.
What motivated us to start up?
The lack of a more human form of communication lead us to create a platform where people can interact and express however they want to. We felt that simple text has been limiting our personal expression by being restrictive, especially when it came to our feelings and opinions. Therefore, we decided to create something which bridges this gap and gives people a more reliable as well as fun way to interact.
What’s in a name?
Legend says that our founder Nikunj Jain, was in logjam regarding the name situation. During one such brainstorming session with his team, a member was shooting ideas, though under his breath. When this went on for a good few minutes, Nikunj blurted out asking him to “Share his ideas FRANKLY”. And the rest is history..!
How do we see Social Media?
We believe we are new age social networking. Our social media plans go hand in hand with our business plans and aim to showcase people how they can be their own medium through Frankly.me.
Currently we are….
We are in the middle of expanding our company across India and are on a hiring spree add to our kickass 60 member team.
Our biggest challenge was..
As any social media platform, our challenge is to reach out to people and open them up towards a futuristic platform. Video selfies have not been utilised to their full potential and we hope Frankly.me will help people to make the best of them.
We want to dominate the world by..
We want to revolutionise the way people communicate, for the better. Our platform is closest to what comes to in-person interaction right now.
We’re making moolah by…
Presently, we are funded by the visionary organisation, Matrix Partners. In the near future, we plan to introduce pre-rolled advertisements.
Our What The **** Moment
Usually, there are some or the other every day, but are happiest WTF moment was when we realised that companies were pitching to us with ideas on how Frankly.me can be used in various innovative ways. Basically, people who were not working for us were giving us cool ideas to work with. Now that’s taking public interest to a whole new level!
Industry as we foresee
Social media has not just become a part of our lifestyle, but rather a part of our existence. Love it or hate it, but one cannot ignore it and its impact. From this point, the industry can only further penetrate among masses and continue to revolutionise mass virtual communication.
Lastly, Are you hiring?
Hell yeah, we are!