By Michelle Castillo, Social Media Coordinator
Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Apparently this new, magical app that swaps social media handles and contact details for you. The Knock Knock app!
Meeting new people is almost always a pleasant experience. When you’ve discovered a whole new group of friends or a potential romantic partner, the last thing you want to do is spend time on your phone.
Knock Knock app allows people to connect with others and prevents that awkward shuffle between phones everyone dreads at the end of the night.
For the process to work, users simply have to knock on their phone screen twice — hence the clever app name. The knocks work even if their phone isn't directly in front of them. Once someone initiates the connection, other people in the group knock twice on their phones to accept the request. After this is done, people can selectively choose the information they want to share and with who. In a group, users can share their social media handles but can still decide to share their phone numbers with only certain people.
If Knock Knock-ers are with a large group of friends, they can even create short-term group messaging threads for better communication. But if they're one of the many people who actually cringe at the thought of the constant notifications that come with being trapped in a group chat, the app also allows them to sneak out without anyone knowing.
The app was created by Humin founders Ankur Jain and David Wyler. It’s also backed up by a group of investors people are pretty familiar with; billionaire Richard Branson, Will.i.am and Sophia Bush. It launched Wednesday, Aug. 19 for both iPhone and Android. It uses Bluetooth, Location Services and Apple’s Beacon technology so users can connect with others without having to unlock their phone.
The app also reveals other Knock Knock users that are in the same area, whether out on the streets or when walking into a bar or party. Interested strangers can connect at any time! Could this be a new slick way to ask for a stranger’s number at a bar?
“I knock, you knock and Wa Bam! We’re connected,” Sophia Bush says in video introducing the app. Read More