It’s certainly a romantic notion to write a message in a bottle and set it adrift in the sea to land who-knows-where in the world. Of course, the odds are highly against anyone ever finding it, but with a fun new app called Bottled, those chance encounters with someone on the other side of the world can become more likely, but just as serendipitous.
Make new friends, learn new languages and discover new cultures. Bottled is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
Using Bottled, the sender begins by writing a small message, and add an optional pic or gif, and then sending it off. The message will then be seen by another person in a different country who can then “keep” it, connecting them via messenger for live chat, or “let it go” to be found by someone else.
One of the best things about Bottled is that users don’t have to be in the dark about their message. An informative map tracks the message progress across the world. Many other fun in-app options have been built into Bottled. Enhance the odds by sending a message with the Octopus who will deliver it to eight people instead of just one. Use the Compass to direct the message to a particular country. Earn Gold Coins for other purchases by simply interacting with people, or by testing world knowledge with the Cheeky Captain.
“There’s something magical about chance encounters, but so many other social networks and messaging services can’t create that,” said Bottled developer Pierre Delannoy. “You could say we’ve tried to ‘reengineer the mystery’ with Bottled.”
The concept seems to have truly struck a nerve with the public. With more than 1,000,000 users in just a few months, Bottled has amassed endless user comments raving about how much fun they’ve been having with the app.
Whether it’s looking for a friend, a pen pal, or simply an intellectual connection, try the modern version of sending a message in a Bottle – a new way to meet people! Visit the App Store or Google Play, or the developer’s website at bottledapp.com.