I was born in 1979. I am fortunate to have witnessed several technological breakthroughs in life—color TV, VCR, walkman, cassette players, telephone, pager, desktop computers, mobile phone etc. Then came the 21st century and internet turned it around for us in India.
As a child, I used to write letters to my penpals across India but in 1999, I had my first email account, MP3 songs filled my personal computer, I bought my first mobile phone and then my first smart mobile phone. In the 1990s and early 2000s, it was the only email and then came the social media.
I love the social media.
It revolutionized communication and social connection.
The whole world is on what we today call as communication apps. I remember using various chat application for chatting but then WhatsApp changed it all. It was a disruption.
I am a socially well-connected man and use all the communication tools available in the universe; including the rare human-to-human ones. But after WhatsApp and some others, there had been a gap in innovative visual communication. I was wondering what happened but was quite sure that the gap, the technological silence is a sign of revolution.
I was right.
One close friend, recently, told me about a new visual communication app called POP. At first, I was quite skeptical about the UI/UX but as I started testing it for a beta version, it won my heart.
POP is not actually an app, it’s a super-app. It’s something I’ve been waiting for years. It’s an app that has all other communication apps in it. Talk about Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, you have it all inside it and this means that you don’t have to have these apps on your phone anymore. This, in turn, means that you don’t need an expensive phone with huge memory.
You just login—the web version—on POP and use them. The best part is that you can chat right over your apps, you can share the screen of different apps through POP. The look and feel of the app are colorful and young. The communication happens through something called POP card that reminds me of sending greeting cards as a child. It brings back so many colorful memories.
I am a man who always wants to get onboard the technological revolution and see the world in different ways with different people. If you also are of the same interest, get on POP before the rest of the world does.