What I Love from Peach

Have you heard about Peach? Peach is new social app created by Vine Co-founder Dom Hofmann.

The app is a sort of a mix between Twitter and Slack. After you create an account and a handle and add some friends, you view a stream of updates from the people you’re connected with. From the home screen updates look a bit like tweets or status updates, though tapping into a friend’s post reveals much more.


Chris Messina – Developer Experience Lead at Uber said, “Magic Words are the interesting differentiator here“. I think Magic Words  is new cool UX, we don’t need use more icons to add something in your status. Peach just use 2 icons (actually one – camera icon, the other one is button “Post”) in your profile page. But you can add 20 actions with Magic Words, pretty cool, huh?

Peach App
Peach App

Ok, let me make a list What I Love from Peach;

  1. Yes, Magic Words.
  2. Un-timeline view. Peach home is doesn’t like the other social media like Twitter or Facebook with timeline view. It just shows list of my friend with their piece (not full) of their last update. It’s less distraction, we don’t be forced to read everything that everyone did with their Peach.
  3. Peach is new social app. I love it because I can start over to choose anyone who will be my friend on Peach :peace

Image credit from official Peach Website

Write on Roon.io

About 3 weeks ago I found a new blogging platform called roon.io. I found it from twitter when @drewwilson (one of the founder) tweet about it. First impression when I read his post on roon.io is simple, one column, 660px width, without comment form (we can comment the post via mention his twitter). And I start falling in love with it. Curious about what else inside it, I decide to register a new blog and Yes, I amazed again with everything inside the admin page. Look screenshot below;

Roon — Editor


We were not confused about how to start writing a new post, “Start writing…” is clear navigation for us to click and start writing in that area. We don’t need category, tag, or anything else that usually use on various blogging platform. Yes, it suitable for personal blog and we just want to write, write and write. We don’t care about anything else like SEO, share to all social/bookmark accounts, etc. Roon just allows the user to share post on Twitter and Facebook.

One thing that I almost forget about how comfortable we use Roon, if you are fan of iA Writer you will feel like write on iA Writer with focus mode, when you start writing on Roo, everything will be fading and focus to your words.