Jukely - Product Stars
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Jukely

Matchmaker for concerts + friends

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Lyle McKeany
Hunter
I think this app is incredibly well designed. They suggest friends that might like an artist that's playing and make it easy to invite them to come along. They even go so far as to recommend friends of friends that might be interested, which is a clever little growth hack.
Ryan Hoover
I've used similar mobile concert discover apps, Thrillcall and Willcall, but never found them that compelling. I assumed Jukely would be the same but they've taken a slightly different approach, making it more social and relevant. The push notifications are very well done. It's delightful and serendipitous when it informs you a friend just booked tickets to a concert that night. cc @amotion
Connor Montgomery
Oh man, huge fan of Jukely.
Ryan Hoover
Jukely graduated from TechStars NYC this year. cc @alexiskold http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2013/11/team-jukely-graduates-techstars-expands-to-ten-cities-matching-friends-and-music.html
Lyle McKeany
Hunter
@rrhoover I've also tried Willcall and never found it to be that relevant to me. Jukely has done a great job.
Dave Ambrose
let's see if we can get @xbora (founder) to join in on the thread now...
Bora Celik
Maker
Thanks for the nice words, guys! @rrhoover btw we notify/show when friends (and friends of friends) "would/might" be interested in going (hard part), in addition to when they buy tickets (easy part). A lot of the product decisions we make, start with the question "Is this going to help start a conversation around a show?" - If the answer isn't 'yes', we usually postpone working on it. So as you've noticed, our primary focus is to look for ways to start conversations around live music, as opposed to just listings or selling tickets. Early days though, and music is hard so we have a lot of work to do!
Ryan Hoover
@xBora - you're absolutely right -- I forgot to mention that earlier. Very smart. I can see Jukely becoming much more than a social concert discovery service but instead a vehicle to bring friends together IRL. And maybe this is the direction you're heading. What's your long term vision for the product and company, Bora?
Murat Mutlu
As a designer Jukely is one of the most inspirational apps I've seen for UI/interaction design on ios7 top class
Bora Celik
Maker
That is indeed the direction we set with @amotion. We're more interested in the human element of concert-going, rather than the utilitarian improvements to the experience.
Ryan Hoover
Love it, @xBora. What's the biggest surprise so far building Jukely?
Andrew Cornett
@mutlu82 Thanks so much Murat! Love what you're doing with Marvel. @rrhoover One thing I think is cool/surprising is that the app is built entirely with RubyMotion. Early on we thought we might be sacrificing performance for programming convenience and could run into trouble later, possibly having to rebuild the entire app. But with the help of Colin Gray (@colinta) we've been able to stabilize the app *and* implement some convincing custom UIs :)
Ryan Hoover
Nice, @amotion/@xbora. Currently Jukely is mobile only. Are you planning to create a desktop experience and if so, how would it differ?
Andrew Cornett
We've got a web version but I think need to do a better job spotlighting it. https://jukely.com/shows It's mostly the same as the app, watered down in a few places. We focus on the app first since it's got the most engagement, but rapidly deploy new stuff to the web too (one of its benefits!) The biggest thing happening for us on the web version is the contests to win tickets to free shows. The referral links work well on desktop vs. mobile.
Lyle McKeany
Hunter
@amotion & @xBora, do you guys use any API's to accumulate the data regarding what shows are happening where? The reason I ask is because I'm starting in on a prototype of a mobile app in the music space that needs that type of information. Read this if you're curious about the direction I'm looking to go with it: http://lylemckeany.com/the-road-is-fuckin-hard.
Andrew Cornett
@lylemckeany Unfortunately there isn't a good API for this. Shows are changing often due to either cancelation or selling out, and a lot of the people indexing the information don't need to make sure its super current since they don't deal with fulfilling tickets/allowing purchase. So we're having to build our own systems for managing the whole process from curation to information syncing.
Lyle McKeany
Hunter
@amotion That makes sense, especially for what you guys are doing. It might end up mattering less for my situation. Would it be okay to contact you in the coming weeks with some questions? Also, I think the guys I'm working with will absolutely love that Rubymotion is a viable option.
Jori Lallo
@amotion Didn't know about the web version, thanks for the tip. As a small feedback, the scrolling performance of the show page is pretty bad on latest Chrome due to -webkit-filter:blur.
Andrew Cornett
@lylemckeany Definitely! @jorilallo Wah, I've been meaning to fix that. It's a lot more noticeable on computers with lower performing video cards. Thanks for the feedback!
Jori Lallo
@amotion Not having too much experience on the issue, please do ping me with details.
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