There’s a new “quiz app” going virus-like with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh.
Called FriendO, the app lets users contend in “quizzes” to find out who their own “real friends” are â? plus teens are going crazy for it.
Sort of like a non-anonymous edition of tbh, which Facebook obtained last month, FriendO has been rising up the App Store charts over the last 30 days.
The app has a variety of “categories” that friends can test each other on, such as what a common foods and sports are, or even other personality traits. Users consider turns answering questions about one another, and they’re then ranked in an in-app leaderboard, which shows their ratings. Â
“See if Johnny actually knows what you like to eat, or in the event that Becca really knows your favorite sports activities team, ” the app produces in its App Store description. “Only true friends will move up each othersâ? FriendO ranking board! “
Though FriendO will be geared towards younger teens â? the particular app’s terms of service suggest that users are required to be 13 or even older â? there are some NSFW “categories” of questions that any consumer can unlock by inviting 3 friends to join the app.
One, called “MSFK” â? brief for “marry, sex, friend, destroy â? quizzes users on what that they had rather do with a given superstar. Â
Another R-rated category, merely called “dirty, ” has queries like “In bed, I am.. inch and “if forced to, I’d instead watch a gross porno featuring… ” (one of the available solutions includes “my 7th grade mathematics teacher”). Â
It’s not clear what, if everything, the app does to display these questions for younger customers. When you select a question from one from the NSFW categories, the app will ask for the other person’s permission just before showing them the question, but it isn’t going to appear to restrict content from young users if both sides choose in. Â
This only has helped FriendO’s popularity, though, numerous reviewers specifically calling out the particular “dirty” categories in their reviews. As well as the app is among the most popular apps within the App Store right now. It’s currently rated number five in social media applications and last week reached the #15 position for all apps (it’s presently sitting at #46). Â
While the app’s shoddy design â? its in-app icons look like these were pulled straight from a generic app-creation template â? make it tempting in order to label FriendO as a generic ripoff of tbh, the app really predates tbh by about a year. Regarding 84 percent of its 580, 000+ downloads have come in the month associated with November alone, according to app analytics provided by app marketing firm Messf¨¹hler Tower.
Still, FriendO appears to have benefited from the achievement of tbh â? the application only began taking off in the App-store and Google Play in the last 30 days, around the time tbh was obtained by Facebook. Â
It’s unclear who is behind the app. FriendO’s website is little more than a squeeze page with links to its iOS and Android app, as well as conditions of service. A link to the app’s blog returns an error message. Text messages sent to the app’s Twitter accounts and support email were unanswered at the time of this writing. Â
Whoever it is, though, seems to have a winning method with teens who are using the application as yet another way to “gamify” their relationships and find out what others think of all of them.