Tiinnkk, released today for iOS, allows people to source the valued opinions of friends instantly no matter where they are.
The app is the brainchild of 21-year-old Perth entrepreneur Josh Winterton who says Tiinkk came about when he realised people have an innate desire to have their decisions validated by friends and family.
“The idea came to me when I was shopping with a friend; she was in the change room ‘angsting’ over a pair of super tight jeans and I was tossing up between a pair of sneakers – we both wanted each other’s opinion and wouldn’t make a decision until I vetoed her choice and she vetoed mine,” Winterton said.
“That’s when I thought, how cool would it be if you could take a photo and share it with all your mates, no matter where they are in the world, getting their vote instantly? Tiinkk is an app specifically designed for people to go ‘yay or nay’ or let you know that ‘choice A’ totally kills it over ‘choice B’.
“Seven years ago I was seriously overweight and struggled with confidence, I always needed reassurance that I was making the right decision and I realised everyone to some extent struggles with choices and wants their opinions validated,” he said.
Tiinkk works by posting a pending decision in the form of a photograph (or two) taken with the app, accompanied by a question or comment which friends and followers then vote on and respond to, ultimately helping the user make a decision on everything from buying clothes, ordering food, to life decisions. Users can determine the length of time the question is open for comment, from 5 minutes to 30 plus days.
Winterton said unlike other apps, Tiinkk is not just show and tell, it’s about starting a conversation to source valued opinions of friends and the wider Tiinkk community. Tiinkk also allows you to control the level of engagement and choose your audience, whether it’s asking your BFF a question in private or shouting out to Tiinkkers around the world.
“Tiinkk gives you a valued second, third, or 57th opinion in real time, meaning you’ll never be left struggling to make a tough decision on your own again – why think when you can Tiinkk?” Winterton said.
He said he partnered with good friends Aaden Halbert and Daniel Porcaro to bring Tiinkk to fruition, with the team refining the idea over the past 15 months.