»We are Friends« is currently in development and we expect to launch in early spring 2021. To support us, simply sign up and take part in our exciting journey. Get all the information about the upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign and be a part of our growing Community.
“We are Friends” will become a Worldwide friendship App for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With this first Cross Border free Communication App, our users can now take ownership of their life and easily create friendships both locally and internationally. Find friends with common interests and communicate in a way that suits them by using video, pictures, speech or in writing. They can even use our preset emoji selection to describe how they feel. In the App the users will also be able to find life learning lessons, listen to interesting podcasts, watch videos, play games and solve puzzles and so much more.
With »We are Friends« we want to replace loneliness with communication, exercise, fun and learning - in a safe and secure way.
With our unique referral and verification methods, we ensure the safety of our users. New users are approved through existing users, and the image verification of the sender provides recognition to the recipient. The safety of our users has our absolute highest priority. They are a vulnerable group and it is our most important task to take good care of them online.
When you signup, we will send you a small gift as an appreciation. Signe, our founder, has written a guide for people with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities on how to safely share video and pictures on social media - the do's and don'ts. A good guide to stay safe online until the App is ready. This guide is also valuable for guardians, parents and relatives.
Pretty soon we got over 800 users and they were impressively active. They talked together by video, audio and picture messages.
They showed pictures of their everyday life and their interests on their profile page. Here are 3 experiences, from our users,
about how the app has helped to benefit their lives positively.
They are just a small sample of how much making new friends can mean for your life if you are shy,
cannot get out very much or do not have a friend who shares your interest
Lulu is a young woman of 22 who is very shy. Her mother accompanies her to everything, and Lulu dreamed of having a youthful life where she had the courage to do something on her own. Especially finding girlfriends she could go to handicap riding with. After a few months in the app, she had found 3 new girlfriends. They talk to each other several times a day in the app and every Tuesday they are followed for riding. They take the bus themselves, and Lulu's mother says that Lulu's self-confidence has grown through the roof and she now do things on her own, which was completely unthinkable for her to do before.
I’m a gamer is a young man of 27 who is a hardcore online gamer. He is at home most of the time because his disability makes it difficult to get out. He has many friends in the online gaming world, but none he has ever met. After finding many online gaming friends in the app, he and his mother have arranged several LAN parties with where his new friends have been at his home for a gaming day. This is the first time he has ever had friends visit him.
Fisherman loves EVERYTHING about fishing. He doesn’t read and write very well, and he has no one to talk about fishing with. In the app Fisherman met the user Salmon, who also loves everything about fishing. And even though they live at different ends of the country, they talk together with video clips about their great common interest. Sometimes they are online in the app while watching the same fish show on TV. And then they talk about what they see, how big that fish was and what gear is being used. Fisherman tells, that he doesn’t feel alone anymore.
*Because we take good care of our users' safety, the users here are anonymized with both name and pictures
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We are Friends, Inc. New Castle · Delaware · United States of America