It’s been a while since Slowly’s last update — and we’ve got a lot to share!
Thanks to your lovely mentions on Twitter, we know that connections are being built around the world everyday on Slowly, one letter at a time:
Just received a flower from a penpal in Ukraine! Thank you @slowlyapp for making this awesome app 😘 pic.twitter.com/K7Z9VYribn
— Asri Laksita Rukmi (@asrilaksmi) October 10, 2018
Apart from anticipating incoming letters, you also shared with us your stamp collecting journey:
GOT NEW STAMP ON @slowlyapp YIPPIE…! love it. it’s a Pisces stamp. so now, this Leo has another zodiac-buddy, Pisces. and that Thai pal haven’t responded so, we’ll see from the Polish-one. lyke this experience much! another YIPPIE…!
— Putri Sarinande (@duniaputri) October 23, 2018
First part of my @slowlyapp stamps! 😍 pic.twitter.com/zDcJjI8dzY
— Marta’s Universe (@martas_universe) October 24, 2018
Stamp collecting has become an integral part of the penpal experience on Slowly. Users can collect location-based stamps through meeting new penpals or by travelling; limited edition stamps could also be unlocked on special occasions.
At the same time, we started receiving feedback and requests from our users for more variations of stamps. This has inspired us to think beyond conventional use of stamps:
What if Slowly stamps can also act as the companion of the letters to deliver a story … an emotion … or a memory?
This thought has kept the team buzzing with new and creative ideas — after months of brainstorming and design, we’re finally ready to reveal this exciting news with you today 💚
Introducing the new Slowly Stamp Store
Slowly Store is a new way to collect and share beautiful stamps.
From lively hand gestures that greet your new penpal, to mouth watering snacks exclusive to your home country … Slowly Stamps are more fun, more colourful and more personal than ever before, with endless possibilities to express yourself and share stories with your penpals. Use them as a conversation opener, a chance to ask a question, or simply a warm hello from the other side of the world 👋
The new Slowly stamps and stamp sets can be collected in exchange with coins, which can be purchased and used with no expiry date.
We’re also working on location-based stamps (which may take us some time 🙂) if you’ve got an idea or would like us to feature your country / region, please scroll to the bottom of Stamp Store, press “Vote” and let us know.
Hidden Stamp: Store opening special ⭐️
In celebration of Slowly’s Stamp Store opening, for a limited time you’ll receive a free Hidden Stamp by purchasing any amount of Slowly coins.
Slowly is featured as Apple’s “App of the Day” ✨
Slowly was selected as App of the Day in over 30 regions worldwide on iOS App Store.
Kevin Wong, founder and developer of Slowly did a great interview with the Apple team on the development and idea behind the app. You can read the full story here (iPhone or iPad only).
Google’s “Best Hidden Gem of 2018” 💎
We also couldn’t be more excited to let you know that Slowly has been awarded “Best Hidden Gem of 2018” by Google in 9 regions worldwide 😻
By removing boundaries of self-expression, we’re hoping to let people take their time and discover the hidden gems of daily communication.
To all our users: those who wrote their first letter, who collected their first stamp, who met their first pen pal and kept in touch, who recommended us to friends … we couldn’t have done this without you. ❤️
Lastly…thank you everyone who’s got us cup(s and cups) of coffee ☕️
They’ve pulled us through tough nights (where Kevin put his nose to the grindstone and resolved all the server issues 👨🏻💻)
As usual, feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you have any difficulties using the app. If you love Slowly, a review on Play Store or iOS App Store would be much appreciated!
Thank you again, and of course — happy penpal-ing!
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