I recently caught up with Kevin Hodges, creator and lead developer at Riple. He has just launched his new Android app which is a social network for social change. Using “drops”, users can share ideas to make the world a better place.
Other users can then share or complete your drop idea, and create ripples in the world around you.
Based out of Columbus, Ohio, Kevin and Riple is targeting users that want to make a difference in the world around them.
To make the app more social and engaging, Riple has been using Sinch to let users send instant messages to each other via the app. “Coupled with push notifications, it provided a very powerful way to communicate” Kevin told me.
Kevin said that “Sinch was super easy to set up and had a lot of capability I hadn’t seen anywhere else”. He couldn’t think of any challenges during development with Sinch and thought that overall, everything was “pretty straight forward”.
Riple has just launched a new location services feature which lets users see where a “drop” came from and where it was completed. “I’ll also be migrating from Parse to another BaaS since that is being shut down”.
“Sinch is the easiest way to implement fully featured messaging service into your applications.”
Riple is ready to download on the Google Play Store here.
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