Zip App: An app that let's you poll your peers with a swipe

How many times have you been in a heated argument and thought, I wish I could just take a poll because I know I’m right?

Well, now you can with “Zip” the question and answer app. 

“People call it Tinder for the intellectually curious, or they call us the Google of opinions,” Ric Militi, Founder and CEO of Crazy Raccoons the parent company of the app, said.

Milliti said he got the idea after a squabble with one of his colleagues Alanna Markey. 

“Even now we’re squabbling over what the squabble was, but it had to do with whether or not more people refer to Australia as a continent or an island,” he said. 

So the team at Crazy Raccoons - a tech company based in San Diego - got to work developing an app where users can get immediate answers to their most pressing questions. 

“Relationships and dating are a huge category for us,” Alanna Markey, Dir. Brand Development Crazy Raccoons, said. “One of the questions that’s always popping up there and I find it fascinating is, is flirting cheating?”

Or - how about this one - is making phone calls in a public bathroom appropriate? Eighty-one percent of users answered, no. 

“I get a lot of emails from people who tell me they are addicted to answering questions so people definitely like it,” Giselle Campos, Director of User Experience, said. “They like how easy it is and they like swiping, they’re obsessed with it.”

So obsessed - the app’s developers said roughly 2 million people are participating every week. 

It’s easy! Simply type your question, such as, do you trust politicians? Then, set two opposing answers and send it into the Zip universe. 

Users can also swipe through other questions to give their own opinions. 

“We’re really more of a social platform,” Millit said. “We want to think of ourselves as, you have your Facebook, you have your Twitter and you have your Zip, but Zip is completely anonymous while the other two are not.”

So FOX 11 wanted to know - do you like morning news or evening news? 

It was a close call with 49 percent voting for mornings with coffee while 51 percent said evenings with dinner. 

Guess that settles it then - evening news team you won!

 

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