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Outpour, Anonymous Messaging App for Celebrating and Appreciating People, Launches for iOS

Outpour leverages anonymity to create a mobile platform for positivity and social good


It’s no secret that today’s dominant social networks are becoming more impersonal, and online relationships more cursory, as networks are diluted by promoted content and advertising. Today, Outpour is launching to reverse this trend and provide a new avenue for genuine communication, making the expression of kindness and gratitude more common and socially acceptable. 
Download the free Outpour iOS app today:

When is the last time you told your best friend that he is amazing? Or, for that matter, your favorite teacher that he changed your life, your coworker that she makes work fun, or your hero that you admire her? With Outpour 30 seconds on your phone can make a huge impact on the days of people you admire and respect. Expressing appreciation for others is made fun and simple, enabling people to:
·  Anonymously write messages expressing kindness to anyone from friends to family or even strangers
·  Find and view popular messages celebrating other people from around the world
·  Receive, reply and discuss messages anonymously
Because Outpour is anonymous and doesn’t require reciprocation, it avoids the vanity of other networks that tend to become about collecting followers or friends and broadcasting about oneself. With Outpour people are free to go beyond broadcasting to actually communicating what they really feel without worries of judgments or the embarrassment that can come from publicly praising others.
“Gratitude and positivity are extremely beneficial for individuals, both emotionally and physically, as well as for society as a whole,” said Calvin Liu, founder of Outpour. “Yet expressing gratitude is not a daily habit, and we rarely take the time to do it. Expressing gratitude has social and reputational costs, so we created Outpour to encourage kind words by harnessing the power of anonymity to loosen lips.”
Transmedia Capital Entrepreneur-In-Residence Calvin Liu and artist-designer Melanie Picardo were looking for a way to bring more honest communication to their relationships with friends and created the app during an intensive seminar with marketing guru Seth Godin. In the future, Outpour plans to expand the subjects of appreciative messages beyond people, including to organizations, items, places and events. Imagine being able to share appreciative messages for a presenter at a demo day, a favorite record, a local restaurant, or a company holiday party.
About Outpour
Founded in 2014 by a leading team of product designers and engineers in San Francisco, California, Outpour is an anonymous messaging app for people to publicly celebrate and appreciate each other. For more information visit .

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