Drrop offers users a new way to connect to one another. The way Drrop works is by giving users the chance to send a Drrop to others. This is a message or idea that they want to share. Users that receive the Drrop are given the choice of either responding to it or wiping it away. The site uses the example of hearing someone singing, and deciding whether or not to stop by and say hi to pay them a compliment and learn more about them. The feature seems like a glorified way to chat and social network, but the site itself is fun and the concept makes it very easy and un-intimidating to start meeting others.Show more screenshots »
Drrop is a new website that is intended to give users another way to connect. The experience is certainly unique, although the functionality is not. The creators put together a fun, inviting website that was easy to use. The goal is to encourage participation from other users so they can start to connect through “Drropping”. Today, the site is still young and seems well made, although it remains to be seen whether or not this new approach will be able to hold up against the many social networking websites that already offer many chat and discussion features.
The service Drrop offers is not any different than what many other websites provide. However, their approach is what makes the site stand out. Rather than simply throwing people together and letting them start conversations, Drrop presents a new way to get chats started. Users can send out their Drrops and see who responds. Meanwhile, the users who see them have the option of wiping them away (which takes seconds) or responding to start a conversation.
The Drrop website is well made, featuring a blue and white color scheme that works well with the theme of the application. A professional animated clip is presented on the homepage so the user can learn a little more about what Drrop does. The login buttons are prominently displayed and the site is completely clutter free, which is a big plus. Some people may actually prefer it over hectic social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook specifically because it offers up a calm, relaxing atmosphere to chat and socialize.
A new user can begin registration for Drrop by clicking either the blue “Login / Sign up” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage, or by clicking the similar button at the center of the page. A second button gives users the option of logging in with Facebook if they prefer. Luckily, Drrop includes both traditional and Facebook registration options which can encourage more users to create an account. After choosing the “I am new” radio button, the user is asked for an email address and password. Once the information is submitted, an attractive message highlights the entire form and advises he user to check their inbox for a validation link to complete registration.
Drrop is a site intended to draw more people in, and charging a membership fee would have the opposite effect considering how many free social networking websites are out there. Drrop has done the right thing and allows users to create accounts for free. There are no fees for using Drrop. Anyone can send a Drrop or read through them as much as they like without paying a cent.
Users that love to socialize online can appreciate Drrop. The casual, un-intimidating atmosphere makes it very easy to reach out to others. The site is well designed and kept very simple to enhance the user’s experience. Despite its simplicity, Drrop also incorporates some fun, quirky design elements that make it even more attractive.