Introducing The New Kid On The Block: Peach

Today marks a big milestone in Thin Pig Media history –- our 100th blog post! Since our very first blog post went live in March 2014, our mission has been to learn about new developments, engage with our audience and share great tips to help you in your every day social networking activities. Marketing and social media is constantly evolving, and we love learning about fun and innovative ways to stay connected. In honor of our 100th Thin Pig Media blog post, we share insight into the new kid on the block: Peach.

Tired of Facebook? Over Snapchat? Good news, there’s a new social network on the scene. Peach is a “fun, simple way to keep up with friends and be yourself.” It has certainly taken the social media world by storm. Part Facebook, part Twitter and part Slack, Peach was created by Dom Hofmann, the co-founder of the wildly popular video app Vine. This lighthearted social newcomer combines messaging, social networking, AIM status messages and more.

What is it?

Basically, Peach is a new social space for friends to share updates. Posting is similar to sending a text and the app definitely has some unique benefits. It's so easy to share on this platform. You can send a wave, kiss, or "put a ring on it" depending on how you feel.

How does it work?

The user interface is very simple. You can share your profile with only your friends or friends of friends. The real differentiating factor is the “Magic Words” feature. These words trigger different types of posts within the app -– similar to how commands work within Slack. Let’s say you want to tell your friends where you are, you simply type “here” and it will geo-tag your location and send it to friends. If you type “song,” Peach will share whatever you’re listening to at the moment. Typing “shout” will make your text larger and more eye-catching, typing 'g' brings up gifs, or 'draw' to draw something. This helps make updates fun and peachy keen! Here is a full list of all the magic words available in the app:

Like Facebook, it gives you “friends” rather than “followers,” and leaves profiles and posts private, rather than public on the open web. Like Twitter, activity is limited to simple posts, rather than the full arsenal of apps for Facebook.

One thing to note, Peach is only available for iOS right now, but it’s definitely catching fire quickly. Given that it’s free, you’ve got nothing to lose by giving it a try! Download it today and start interacting with friends in a fun way.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this new app. Have you downloaded it yet? What are your first impressions? Do you think it’ll be a long-term success?