What’s on your mind? If you’ve got a question, Pyne has an answer (or a few hundred probably). The new app for iOS takes the standard question-and-answer platform–a crowded field–to the next level. What distinguishes this fun, addictive app, aside from a clean and colorful design and its quick-loading question interface, is the user’s ability to specify who they want answers from. After designing a question (in either Yes/No or Multiple Choice format), askers can select the audience they want to hear from: men, women, Facebook friends, or the entire Pyne community.
Results are displayed in a smart graphic set-up with space provided below for askers and answerers to continue the conversation. On the answer side, users are presented with a streaming series of questions which they can answer or skip as they see fit. Launched in June by University of Virginia grads Tony Pecatiello and John O. Campbell–in collaboration with Brooklyn-based tech house HappyFunCorp–Pyne really is something new. It’s an extremely user-friendly interface, and over time, says Pecatiello, the app should get better at understanding users’ areas of interest and presenting them questions accordingly. With plans to rollout the app on Android in the future, the only question the founders have is: how big can this app go?