Haven’t heard of Bondee? Well, you’re living under a rock because this next-gen social app is blowing up in Asia. Created by Singapore-based tech company, Metadream, this new social networking platform dips its toes into the metaverse.
Like many other users, we were enchanted by the adorable interface of this app. But we struggled to navigate at first, as it came with no instructions. If you’re getting started on Bondee and need a helping hand, we’ve got you.
Upon opening the Bondee app, users can customise their personal 3D virtual ‘self’ from a wide selection of adorable avatars, hairstyles, clothing, shoes, and accessories. From a cat snuggling the crown of your head (which you’ll be able to pet) to coordinating a monochromatic outfit, the possibilities are endless. Once confirmed, the next step is to create your virtual space or home with a plethora of furniture, fixtures and fittings.
In this space, users can share personalised statuses, moods, hobbies, and daily life happenings like a diary entry anytime and anywhere from an interior created from scratch by you. This also applies to your friends and all users. Conversations can occur with its in-built instant messaging platform function using your avatar and also select a status, action, or animation to enliven these interactions.
Similar to video games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bondee allows you to visit friends’ spaces or plan virtual activities together. Think camping, dancing, and a picnic trip. No fishing yet though.
Also, you can post comments as reminder notes as if you were actually living with them. Using a QR code or by typing in a user ID, friends can connect and appear in a single space and discover each other’s activities. Currently, each user is able to have up to 50 friends in Bondee.
An open-world concept seems possible in Bondee too. A specific ‘sailing’ feature allows users to explore unknown universes to know friends beyond their circle. In addition, you can create messages in drifting bottles, make new friends, and even win virtual gifts.
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