Creating an anonymous app for the youth was not an easy task. Unlike many applications that require you to link to a user, Hideout requires a creation of a personalized avatar to start texting with other anonymous friends. The interface is fun and user-friendly — you can literally play games inside your chat rooms! With the majority of the user population between ages 13 and 24, Hideout is a great way for teens and young adults to chat and interact.
As part of the app we created a different kind of contacts list than other conventional messaging apps. The app requiered us to create a contact list with the ability of having a few profile avatars due to the fact the user is able to have a few identities.
The main chat has the same restrictions as other features in the app – each avatar has a different color coding for differentiating one from the other easelly. As well as the traditional messaging features (text, picture etc.) we added the “pic-chat” so two anonymus users can trade puzzle pieaces from a picture to add some mystery.