PeppMeApp is a new inspiration app from Stockholm, aimed at supporting students and young people through difficult times with motivational talks. When studying for their final exams at the Stockholm School Economics, Julia Delin and Tina Ekblom noticed that students were motivating each other to perform their best during a stressful and busy period of university life.
Seeing an opportunity, they decided to build an app with a custom library of inspirational talks to help ‘pepp’ and motivate their users through stress, nerves and tough situations.
Sinch spoke with Julia and Xavi from the PeppMeApp team to learn more about how they use the Sinch service.
When they initially built the app, PeppMeApp wanted a way to authenticate user phone numbers as a method of logging into the app. Julia and Xavi researched the Stockholm tech scene and were recommended Sinch. They integrated the SMS verification functionality and took it from there.
When PeppMeApp first started using Sinch SMS it was still in beta. Xavi found a few issues, but the Sinch team always resolved any issues or questions quickly. “I always had the feeling that there was a team working around the clock to try to solve our problem,” Xavi told us.
Since launching a closed beta of their app, PeppMeApp have been pitching at local startup and tech events in Stockholm as well as expanding their user base. They have already made some great connections with professional motivational speakers such as Elaine Eksvärd and Jens Welin, who volunteer and provide talks for the app. They are also building a community via Facebook sharing snippets and previews of their talks and speakers.
“In the coming months we plan to expand our content library of pep talks which is really exciting”. Their app is in closed beta and will be launching on the App Store and Play Store in the coming weeks. They are also building an app for Windows Phone.
“It’s been a happy experience overall using Sinch, and we’ve been especially pleased with the customer service and the way the staff at Sinch worked tirelessly to solve the problems that appeared.”
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