Nikita Akimov17 Hey everyone, I’m Nikita, founder of this awesome app. Before we get going to the description I’d like to thank @hazzajay 🙏🏻 for hunting Eristica. He’s amazing! I’m beyond excited to announce Eristica, a P2P platform for video challenges, on Product Hunt!✨ We started up this platform a little more than two years ago and it has exploded to over 1.2M users. The idea is simple: get crazy people to pull off insane stunts and record themselves on video which other people will dare them to do. So if you are bored watching TV every night after work you could: Sign up on his app 1. Post a request for someone to eat a bowl of mold and maggots on video (sorry, that was just a recent one :D) 2. Sit back and enjoy seeing people submit their crazy videos OR 1. Explore challenges posted by others 2. Enjoy life by making new talented friends on Eristica Here is a quick example of the stunts and challenges people typically take on Eristica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdxtmw7wmNg We have so much planned for the platform! For example, right now we are turning to cryptocurrency to pay performers a fee for pulling off even crazier stunts and videos: this will make the whole process transparent, seamless, legal and profitable for contributors. We’re only testing it at the moment, but we’ve never been so excited! We’ve worked on Eristica for a while, always looking forward to sharing it with this awesome community! So we need you guys to help us and let us know how do you feel about the platform and the upcoming features. Your comments and reviews would mean the world to our team and me personally. Thank you and enjoy Eristica!
Stas Oxanii6 Amazing app! I'm using it for almost a year now. Love it!
Arun Sathiya4 When @akimovnv told me about Eristica, I was mind blown! Easily one of the best ideas of 2017. 🚀
Nikita Akimov2 @arunsathiya thanks so much! more cool stuff coming soon
cosnes3 Oh, your GIF is moving in the rhythm of the video! ☺️☻
Nikita Akimov2 @cosnes haha true :D
Ryan Hoover26 This reminds me of the plot for <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3531824">Nerve</a> (not a great movie imho but interesting plot). In the film, kids subjected themselves to the most dangerous stunts for the likes and internet fame. How do you prevent this from happening and avoid people from bullying or killing themselves?
Nikita Akimov8 @rrhoover thanks for commenting! Indeed it's a little bit like Nerve (we actually watched that together with all of our team members) , but we use several things to keep it clean. 1) As of now we've limited functionality of customisable challenges (until a certain rating position you're only able to submit pre-approved ones) 2) For custom challenges we use automatic pre-moderation and manual post-moderation 3) The main feed is curated, so there's no option for bad content to get in there. As a FunTech company our mission is to bring fun to people. We don't think that bullying or killing someone is fun. That's why we don't promote or allow it.
Dave Clissold7 @rrhoover @akimovnv I'm with Ryan on this one, a little concerned that your promotional video is promoting people riding burning skateboards. You have no warning, to prevent children and young teenagers doing real harm to themselves. Sorry to be a bit of a negative nelly here but I can just see a huge lawsuit pending.
Dave Clissold3 @rrhoover @akimovnv I've also just noticed that you even quote Nerve on your iTunes app page "Eristica - Disputes and Challenges, Nerve, Nerve"
Nikita Akimov6 @rrhoover @daveclissold true. Unfortunately, every UGC platform with an option to post anything with no restrictions faces that risk. We've been there and saw many kinds of bad and even violent content on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat... So I agree, we have to put disclaimers on the front page besides from what we already do.
Nikita Akimov5 @rrhoover @daveclissold Yeah, just wanted to add that during those 2+ years that are operating in multiple countries we haven't seen a single case of that content. I think it's cool :)
Nikita Akimov1 @rrhoover @daveclissold Yep, that growth hack still works :) We even had an article about that https://rb.ru/opinion/nerve/ (sorry it's in Russian though) :D
Dave Clissold4 @rrhoover @akimovnv I hope you are able to control it, but I am worried that on your Android app page you have an image of 2 people wrestling in mud with the words 'Who will win the battle?' Very hard to conceive that you're not promoting violence with that, regardless of the actual context of the image.
Nikita Akimov1 @rrhoover @daveclissold that's actually really helpful! Thanks for bringing that up, we'd better choose a new creative for that one, haven't thought of it this way✨
Dave Clissold3 @rrhoover @akimovnv You're welcome.
Jim Canto2 Brings to mind the old saying; "It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt."
Nikita Akimov3 @jimcanto you're right. The goal is to keep it balanced. Like the Force you know :)
Jim Canto3 @akimovnv 😊 ... I wish I had that much faith in humanity. The app sounds fun though. 👍
Nikita Akimov0 @jimcanto thanks Jim!
David Markovich3 Very interesting!
Ishtiaq Rahman3 Been following Eristica for a few months now. Really interesting application using digital tokens to incentivize and reward communities for engagement and content. Great to see it finally featured on product hunt.
Nikita Akimov2 @buildanything thanks so much for your support Ishtiaq!
Sam Legge4 Let the black mirror plot lines begin.... great idea though :)
Nikita Akimov1 @d0b0 thanks!!!
cosnes3 @akimovnv @daveclissold I always thought this was my phrase ;)☺️ "P.S. The very moment when you are sad that @rrhoover has not yet added an option, or at least a few ☺️☻
Nikita Akimov2 @daveclissold @rrhoover @cosnes which option are you talking about? :)