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The social network in the current world is quite a judgemental, hardline arena. From an unprecedented impending U.S. Presidential election race that’s playing out like a soap opera, to a catastrophic migrant crisis that seems to be on a downward spiral, dipping even your smallest political toe into any one of these deep pools is hazardous. Add to that the numerous other social media potential landmine issues, like abortion, gay rights, women’s rights etc., and you’d be mistaken for thinking the internet rarely smiles. Well, BUCKiTDREAM is your new remedy to that. It’s an app that lets you write down your dreams for the future, share them, and engage with others’ dreams, and it’s out now for iOS and Android.
I’ve been a fan of BUCKiTDREAM since we reviewed the original version a few months ago, and now the app has been updated and expanded to make it bigger and better than ever. The general gist of the app is that it functions as a wishlist in the form of a social network. The layout will be familiar to anyone who’s used to Facebook or Instagram (which, let’s face it, will be pretty much everyone who is interested in this app); you log in (via Facebook, though it doesn’t post to your wall) and scroll through a timeline. The general interface is more reminiscent of Instagram though, which works in the app’s favour; the colour scheme and photos are bright, bold and vivid, with none of the self-aggrandising essays that clog up your Facebook feeds.
The biggest update that the Californian developers of BUCKiTDREAM have applied is that it’s now available for Android as well as iOS, effectively doubling its potential its user base. They’ve fixed glitches with the operating system, and generally opened the app up by letting you share your dreams with your friends and hopefully get them a little bit inspired. You can also share your dreams with your traditional social networks, add moments to your dreams, and protect your privacy by controlling who can see your specific dreams.
All in all, the app is a smooth, joyous affair which, unless you’re a hardened cynic (in which case this app is not for you), will definitely put a smile on your face. The developers haven’t just been busy perfecting their product though; they were recently featured on the Ellen Show, where they teamed up with Ellen to help a fan called Priscilla conquer her dream of playing and winning a game on the Ellen Show. As well as America’s favourite host, BUCKiTDREAM also ran a recent competition on Richard Branson’s Necker Island. With that kind of celebrity endorsement, as well as my own, what exactly are you waiting for?