An App To Rate People - Creepy Or Long Overdue?
Chances are you've left a review or rating online for a restaurant or e-commerce purchase at some point, but are you ready to get rated by anybody you have an interaction with?
That time is coming very soon thanks to Calgary entrepreneur Julia Cordray and her Peeple app. Peeple allows you to categorize people by the type of connection, such as, professional, personal, or romantic. You can also assign a rating of 1 to 5 stars and write a comment about each person.
In order to dissuade fake reviews, the login uses Facebook so the reviewers real name is revealed. Negative reviews are not automatically posted to your profile, but rather sent to you first. You and the reviewer have a 48 hour window to resolve the issue before the negative review is publicly visible. After a negative review is posted, you can write a comment about it too.
Corday speaks to why this app is necessary, "You should have the right to know who somebody is before you invite them into your home, around your children. They become your neighbours, they teach your kids, you go on dates with them. There seems to be some fear and I have a lot of empathy for that. With any new idea or concept, there's naturally misunderstandings, there's naturally fear, there's naturally a bit of resistance. But I'm going to lead by example and show that this app is actually more positive than it ever could be negative. So, you can't please everybody, but if you're a business owner, or you're a professional, or you're that young urbanite or you're that parent looking to make better decisions, you also deserve to see where you could improve. Think of this as an ability to grow and get some honest feedback. Let's say we allow you to delete your profile and let's say you are a person of questionable character. All the people of questionable character could hide from the app and then what's the point?"
Look for the app this November.
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Posted on Tue, September 22, 2015
by Jonathan Kervin