Today is the day! Today is the day that we have worked the last year for!
We are so stoked to have finally reached this landmark! We know that we have a heap's more work cut out for us after today, but the excitement for finally reaching this point overshadows that greatly. We are finally able to put into the hands of users what we have been dreaming about for the last year. We are finally able to start creating connections with people.
Though it may seem small, we started Trof with one idea, loneliness is really really hard. And the recognition that we weren’t alone in that feeling launched us into this creation. We approached Trof in a way that set us apart from all the other friending apps. We didn’t want another app that paired you with people and then forced you into uncomfortable situations fueled by your mutual liking's. We wanted to create an app that would help friendships grow organically. That took the pressure off of individuals from having to google “how to make friends” and turned it into “how to meet people”. We wanted an app that would connect people over something that everybody loves. Food. We wanted people to become more invested in their community through the support of local restaurants and bars. And we want people to connect with each other. Even if it is for a single meal. The more connections you make in life, the better you can understand the world you live in.
“Intentionally eating together creates time and space to engage in the spiritual and intellectual levels that are unique to human beings.”**
Before I get to rambly and teary eyed, I will end with this, I am so proud to be a part of something that has the potential to bring the tiniest bit of joy to people.
Thank you all for your bottomless support. We will do everything we can to make you proud.
Your Trusty Troffer,
How to Acces Trof!
v1.0 will be launching on our website and on the Google Play store. Now I know what you’re thinking “what about IOS?!” No fear for all you Apple users, you can use our platform simply by using our website. IOS users will notice no difference by using Trof within your mobile browser (It is fully optimized for that.) Trust us, we’ll be working towards getting Trof on the Apple App Store asap in the months to come!
Start connecting now on Andriod here
Start connecting now on IOS here
Start connecting now on PC here
“If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman
Now we aren’t saying we’re embarrassed with Trof v1.0 at all, we just want to be extremely transparent with our users. This is v1.0, so there will likely be bugs. The platform might not be as smooth and sexy as other apps you use day-to-day either. This is our v1.0, which is commonly referred to as an “MVP” in the startup world. As time goes on and we gain more users Trof will begin to change how it looks and operates. This is where you as a user have a lot of power and control. The more users we get and the more feedback we receive the more we can make updates to Trof. All of us at Trof ask as time goes by please let us know what bugs you are running into. Tell us what you like and don’t like! Tell us what is working and what is just not your jive! We will work as hard and as fast as we can to update the platform and make it as smooth as possible for our users.
*if it wasn’t obvious this is the triumphant sound of a trumpet beckoning a wondrous celebration
** Quoted from <https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/stu_hon_theses/351/>