Whether you’re being overwhelmed by the news of the day or experiencing an unhealthy dose of the fear of missing out (FOMO), finding inspiration online can be like finding a needle in a haystack. However, Bless App is launching to provide users with the advice they need to get through their day.
Bless App is a semi-anonymous social platform that allows users to receive and give advice. The platform also encourages users to post testimonials about their struggles and accomplishments.
Bless App users can connect with other users, but they must engage with each other’s content before adding each other. Bless App Founder,
said that she refrains from calling the connections “friends” because the word has routinely been misused in the realm of social media.
“One can have 5,000 Facebook friends, but yet when they’re at their
lowest point there is no one there,” Roberts said. “So we don’t refer to them as friends, they’re called connects because we’re about making organic connections.”
The Atlanta-based startup is set to launch this year and will be offered on iOS and Android.
Shine, the women-focused self-care app, is now available for Android users. Shine offers daily motivational and self-improvement quotes through audio and text messages.
The app built by women co-founders, Marah Lidey and Naomi Hirabayashi, provides assistance for a wide range of topics including stress, anxiety, relationships, career goals, productivity and more.
The app was previously only available on Apple’s App Store and through text messages. Android users can now enjoy Shine Premium, a subscription-based service, which features the standard motivational text with audio meditations and affirmations, personal check-ins along with personalized 7-day challenges to help users achieve their goals. Shine Premium is $53.99 per year or $9.99 per month.
Shine told TechCrunch last year that the company’s $5 million Series A funding would be used to develop an Android app.
Shine has been successful on the App Store, especially after the Christmas holiday. The app is ranked 31 on the App Store’s Top “Health and Fitness” apps.
Shine also released a Hustle and Heart Report highlighting some of the hope stressors and motivations for millennial women going into 2019.