April 10, 2012 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Flakey Friends, a new mobile application that allows users to publically tag friends that "flake" on them, has officially launched in the iTunes App Store. This unique social app integrates another part of users' social lives in a fun way by allowing users to openly and publicly tag friends that flake on them for any reason. Jerome Payelle, entrepreneur and Flakey Friends app creator, grew tired of unreliable friends who were frequently late, if they showed up at all. His frustration with his own flakey friends, coupled with his technical knowledge, led him to create Flakey Friends.
"I wanted to create a fun, interactive app that would utilize social media to hold friends accountable," said Payelle. "Everybody has at least one friend that falls into the flake category, and with the Flakey Friends app, we believe users will not only enjoy tagging their own flakey friends, but will have fun avoiding getting tagged themselves. Flakey Friends is a lighthearted, fun app that also serves a purpose."
Flakey Friends allows users to sign in on two different social networking sites: Facebook and Twitter. The app will then prompt users to type in a message, or select a pre-populated message such as "did not show up" or "flaked on me at the last minute!" by tapping the "comments" button.
When users are done typing their message, they are then able to select a flakey friend to add from their contacts list and report them. Reporting a flakey friend posts a status update to Facebook and/or Twitter that includes the message, along with the flaking friends' name.
"Flakey Friends is not only fun, but it's an incredibly simple app to use," said Payelle. "With a touch of a button you can tag flakey friends and hopefully encourage them to be less flakey in the future."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 3.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Flakey Friends 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.
Jerome Payelle is an Entrepreneur, Project Manager, IT Engineer and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. As an undergrad, Jerome studied Marketing at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Sup de Co) in Montpellier, France. With his free time he worked on various web projects and eventually created an iOS app that he would come to name "Flakey Friends". When he is not engulfed in the responsibilities of managing an IT department, the Emergency Preparedness Coordination, and managing the development of Flakey Friends App, Jerome entertains his passion for riding his motorcycle. Copyright (C) 2012 Jerome Payelle. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.