It's very simple. You sign up on the website and you’ll be able to invite your close
friends; your family; your support group. The ones you trust to talk to when things are
tough. Periodically you’ll get an email with a link asking whether you’re okay. If you
click the link, nothing happens. If you don't click it in 24hs your friends will get an
email telling them that they should give you a call and check on you.
Your friend reaches out to you and you tell them everything is ok and that's it. Just say
You certainly can, but if you do, then this doesn't work very well. 😥 I understand asking
for help is uncomfortable, so just tell your friend "Oh, yeah, I missed the email" and
since you are now talking, keep on talking, and maybe share what's going on. Bestie is
designed for this kind of (ab)use 😉.
Because it's simple, because most everybody has email, and because Bestie shouldn't chase
you until you answer. I am counting on the fact that when we struggle, we often neglect our
inbox. This is by design. 📩
There's no need for this to be a (mobile) app right now; a web app is good enough. I also
think asking people to install an app is a big ask. We have big ideas for the future,
though, with features that may warrant a mobile app.
Oh, it's a secret! 😎 But alright, we’ll let you know some of it… In the next few months
we're making the process of joining and creating your support network smooth and easy; and
adding features such as being able to select which of your friends receive alerts, and
which you wish to receive alerts about; adding pause functions; adjusting check in timings
and so on. But this will all take us a bit of time; remember that patient is a virtue 😉
Right now this is free. I won't make any promises I can't keep; I want to keep it free.
I want it to be a free service to make the world a better place, but at some point there
might be some kind of paid version to be able to pay bills. 💸
Nope. 🤷♂️ Well... except the one about email. Everybody asks us that one.
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