Wei(t)-a-Minute

Well hello my fellow lyfers!! Did you miss me? Well of course you did lol. So I know you guys have been seeming me a lot lately, but my professor said I had to be here, and you love it anyway lol. Now before I get all excited and tell you about the cool thing I learned this week, I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend. Even if you’re not the type to celebrate the 4th of July, I still hope you enjoyed your weekend. Also, I released my 2nd sneaker this week. July 1st to be exact, and I know you’ll love it. I didn’t show you the 1st one, but I think you’ll enjoy this. take a look:

JL Star 2 with Box

You see that? even the box is gorgeous lol. Ok ok, enough about my awesome shoes lol. I’ve got to tell you about about this company I read about for class called Weixin. It’s pronounce Way Shin. Now picture this: Someone gets the idea to combine Facebook, Instagram,  Uber, Paypal, Amazon, Shopify, Whatsapp, CNN,and MORE, put it one app, and tell you whatever you need is right there at your finger tips. Seriously, how cool and convenient would lyfe be? No more switching apps for various things when we could do it all in one place. There guys did that. The concept was so klutch that in a 3 year span, the app had over 300 million active users. Read that again, 300 million!!! The next time you have to close Fb and go to IG, think about that. they’re owned by the same company, and they haven’t given us away to do it all in one yet lol. Someone tell Mark Zuckerberg that he’s slipping lol

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This whole concept to me is pretty amazing because in the digital era our phones have almost become literal extensions of our hands/arms, and most people would prefer to leave their keys in the car than their phone, so imagine what it would be like to have one app that could deal with your every digital need. How much space could you save on your phone from other apps? Talking to a friend via the text feat, and decide you want to order pizza? do it through the app, and not lose a beat in your convo. Imagine sending money similar to Apple or Google Pay and not having to worry what kind of phone that someone has. Man why don’t we have this already?!?!?!

Lol these guys saw a clear need for this in the era of convenience and seized it. This would be like the casino of smartphone apps lol. Have you ever been to a casino? Bet you never noticed that there are no windows or clocks beyond the front door? Check that the next time you visit one. You’re welcome. The goal is to keep you in the casino as long as they can, and these features would keep you in the app as long as they can lol. See they comparison clearer now?

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I don’t know about you guys, but I need something like this. I may not be an software developer or engineer, but I’m sure that I’m far from the only one who would be excited about this. The way this moved through Chinese culture has proven to have made lyfe so much easier for them. It took their daily routines, interest, anticipated their needs, and said hey Wei(t)-a-minute, I’m the thing you didn’t know that you needed, butt here I am. you’re welcome lol.

What do you guys think? Would you want an app like this? Tell me what you think, as you can see I’m too excited about the possibilities. Now if you’re the person that says Antonio, I don’t have time to get excited about an app. Lyfe is way too hard. Remember, it may be hard, but did you die? I did. So because you didn’t, focus on making the rest of your lyfe, the best of your lyfe. Until next time.

2 thoughts on “Wei(t)-a-Minute”

  1. Antonio, your blog is definitely entertaining and your excitement is contagious. You make a good point that no one else has tried to make an app that does everything Weixin does. You would think in a time when everyone is trying to simplify their digital lives and clear out the noise, there would be more apps like this. I agree that Weixin looked at their users lives and tried to offer everything they wanted and needed, even if they didn’t know they needed it.

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  2. Thank you for this post. I do enjoy your transparency and authenticity when you post on different subjects. Specifically, I like how you ended this post with asking feedback from your audience to prompt a dialogue. As Mahoney and Tang would say, “This dialogue will help you to connect with your audiences, uncover rich outside-the-box thinking, and empower them to be your lifetime brand advocates” (Mahoney, and Tang, 2017, p. 207). Personally, I agree with you and am excited that we could one day get a one-stop app for our busy lifestyles. The Chinese seem to have the right idea with Weixin and I could see this kind of “super app” catch on in the U.S.

    Reference:

    Mahoney, L. Meghan, and Tang Tang. Strategic Social Media: from Marketing to Social Change. Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

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