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Hi all,

Brief intro to the app. This is something I've made with fellow HNer Alex Edge (@edgeman27). The idea is to make a more personal messaging app, that combines the convenience of texting with the emotional connection of Skype.

Would be interested to hear your feedback or questions. Thanks.

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I hear Snapchat is quite popular these days...

But, in all seriousness, how is Peeps different from Snapchat, where I can choose who to send videos and photos to?

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Well it's quite different in that it functions more similarly to a traditional messaging app than SnapChat. In other words -- messages are stored indefinitely so you can view them back; the app's homescreen is a list of your existing messages; and the item you can send is limited to front-cam video only -- there's no choice between back cam, front cam, video or photo. This is in order to make it a very fast way of communicating.

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I have an app written in ASP.NET MVC with an API. Would like to either convert it into, say, RoR (or Python/Django/whatever if you prefer). Or, write a separate web app that uses the existing API.

To explain further, I had the app built in ASP.NET and find I don't give it enough love because I'm a mac-using product person (design and front-end dev). But it's a nice app that has some potential. There's an iOS app in existence that utilises the API.

Would be nice to have a web-app to complement it that we could work on in unison perhaps. It probably won't amount to anything more than a side project, but I've always found it enjoyable to work on.

My twitter is @tomcavill if you'd like more details.

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I know the fabric does appear a little thin in the photos, but honestly, they're really high quality tees. We consulted with our printer and they assured us they are the best available at a reasonable price point. I think the see-throughness is exacerbated by the harsh flash from the camera. In reality they are a good weight and made from high quality cotton.

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Thanks, very kind.

We're going to try and utilise the fact you can 'create' a tshirt with just a link, i.e. http://helvetitee.com/tee/foo-bar. It's so quick to react to trends and happenings, or suggest a tee to someone based on their actions, that we feel the product can benefit from virality and p2p sharing. Plus a healthy mix of the usual Google ads etc.

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That's an excellent idea. Love the simplicity.

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Haha, we will react to demand on that front.

Thanks re: design. Nice to hear.

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Thanks. You're right. We've changed the price down to $25 based on so much feedback suggesting it.

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Changed the helper text, hopefully this fixes.

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That might do the trick.

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Definitely on the roadmap

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That's a great idea, and something close to what we're thinking a few versions down the line. The free shirt after 5 purchases is very clever, and probably a better model than standard affiliate stuff.

I've changed the footer based on hearing this suggestion a couple of times :)

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We are using Helvetica Neue with Helvetica as a fall-back, and a Helvetica clone (Nimbus sans) after those two in the font stack. You'd have to have some funny configuration not to see Helvetica. What's your setup?

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On a Windows box, Helvetica is aliased to Arial as true Helvetica is not installed.

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Didn't realise that. Looking for ways to ensure that doesn't happen. Do you have any ideas?

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