Kochi: CIED Technologies, a fledgling company based in Kochi’s Startup Village, has launched the ‘Express LOve apP’ or ELOP for short. ELOP, an app currently available on Facebook, lets you create and save a crush list from among your Facebook friends.
The list is your little secret and none of those added will ever know they are on it – not until they add you to their own secret crush list. If the feeling’s mutual, ELOP will send you both a notification for you to take it forward and maybe get yourself the date you always wanted for Valentine’s Day.
Unlike most Facebook apps, ELOP keeps all crush list activity private – nothing is ever posted, shared or tagged. It also comes with a little vanity booster; you can see the number of people who have added you to their crush list – not their names, of course.
And if you admire someone, you can tag them as ‘hot’. The ‘hot’ tags are again anonymous. Your name is not revealed to the person you tagged, even if they have tagged you back. But the number of ‘hot’ tags you’ve got is visible to all.
According to Akash Mathew, the co-founder & CEO of CIED Technologies, “Crush rebranded as ELOP has more features and is more user-friendly than before. It will soon be rolled out to Android and iOS devices.” And unlike the regular dating applications, ELOP has a unique space in the App World.
“Dating apps are dime a dozen, but ELOP is more like a helper for young people who are too shy, unsure or too afraid to express their feelings directly to someone they really like,” says Akash. “But, the problem with not opening up is that somewhere it will leave you with a feeling of regret, the question of ‘what if I had’. I’m sure we have all been there.”
Akash founded CIED Technologies with his cousin Jim George during his second year B.Tech. They started off with software services and moved on to products. Crush, now ELOP, is their first product and was downloaded by 25,000 users in 130 countries.
Kerala IT News