The Magnet app by the global tech company Social Discovery Group leans into the gamification trend by incorporating game-like features into user interactions, with users initially connecting through digital avatars before they can unlock access to real photos and advance to new levels.
Gamification is revolutionizing the social app landscape, in line with the popular trend of integrating users’ digital experiences with their real-world reality.
Magnet removes appearance bias from the initial connection, since users only see another person’s cartoon avatar generated from their selfies.
In a statement, Social Discovery Group describes Magnet’s selling point: “What sets our app apart from others is that if two individuals discover a shared interest or vibe, they are given the exclusive opportunity to unveil each other’s real photos, adding an extra layer of authenticity to their interaction.”
Users also receive trending icebreaker questions every morning in order to ignite connections, and can only advance to unlock each other’s content if they mutually ‘like’ each other.
The app uses an AI-powered matching algorithm to help users find others based on their interests, preferences, and location.
Its “Date Checker” feature allows users to check in with friends before going on a date, to prioritise safety when meeting matches in person.
Find out more about Magnet on its website here.