Tinder Stacks - Tinder's Foray Into Polling
Tinder Stacks is a new standalone platform. It uses the same swiping system as the dating app, but dating has no place here, this is about polling. Stacks allows you to create opinion polls with images from your photo library, and use them as options in said poll. For example, you could be deciding where to go on holiday, and post images of all the potential destinations. Other users then swipe to either approve or disapprove.
The app works within iMessage, and activates with a button called 'start a stack', which makes sense, but also makes me crave pancakes. Once you've started a stack, you then select the photos you want and build a little multiple choice slideshow. Lastly, you actually put the pertinent question in, and then it's added on as a kind of subject line. You then share it either with one specific, very patient person, or a group of people.
It's an odd idea with a surprisingly broad potential. You could use it for isolated market research, or to decide on a destination for a night out. The things Tinder themselves are recommending are probably the ones you want to avoid, though. Pick out your own damn sunglasses.
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Tinder Stacks - Tinder's Foray Into Polling Reviewed by Callum Davies on Friday, September 23, 2016 Rating: