Introducing Pinguin 2.0 with fun new features!

Since our initial launch, we have been hard at work figuring out exactly what our communities want. While Pinguin is the “Chat app for nerds.” We found that us nerds like to have some fun too. That’s why we’re packing Pinguin 2.0 with everything you need to have the most fun and informed conversations possible.

So what’s new?

In-App Browser: Want to reference some song lyrics or find a link to an article you would like to share? Browse the web right inside of the app, copy the link and return right back to the conversation to share it.

Photo Upload: Our Beta allowed photos taken in the moment. We quickly found that people love to edit their photos or share their favorite memories stored on their camera roll. Now you’re able to share your best moments with your channels without limits (Video Upload Coming Soon!)

GIFs: Who doesn’t love GIFs? We’ve integrated GIPHY into 2.0 so you can react to the conversation with a well-placed cat GIF.

Live Events/AMAs: We’ve opened up AMA channels for some of our favorite influencers to chat directly with their audience. Check in and see if any of your favorite influencers are live!

We’re constantly learning from our community and will continue to build Pinguin to be the best communication tool for you guys. We hope you enjoy 2.o and continue to give us feedback. Check out our official ProductHunt post to find out more about 2.o!

Pinguin Book Club : Hooked

We as a team always want to keep learning about the social space we are seeking to be a part of. Reading is a great way for us to study about how to build the best conversation app possible.

This month we read the book ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products’ by Nir Eyal. In it, the book explains the four phases of building habit-forming products: Trigger, Action, Reward and Investment. The book dives into each phase and how when used together helps to create an experience that forms user habits.

The part of the book that caught our attention was the responsibility we have as product makers. Habits should not become addicting to users and the habits we do create should enhance a person’s life. The entire reason we are creating Pinguin is because we feel social media has become addicting while being inefficient. Our goal is to create an app where users don’t have to spend a lot of time to get the things they want out of it. We feel this will create an experience that keeps people coming back for more.