The company «Yandex» has launched a closed beta social network for chatting and meeting «Aura». We managed one of the first to access the social network, so we tell what is unique and what to expect from the new service.
To warn developers of «Auras» call it not a social network, and social service:
Yandex.Aura is a social service based on machine learning, neural networks, and other technologies of Yandex finds new and interesting people with similar Hobbies and environment.
The first setting
The service is available only on the smartphones and is branded the application «Yandex» on a separate tab. When you first enter the section you are greeted with a few explanatory tabs:
The aura will show interesting people and posts from other users in the selected communities. Write a post in the community chat in the comments or directly. Share experiences, ask for advice, comment and rate other posts.
Next, you need to choose communities of interest from the list of suggestions. This includes georegional, and a variety of topics, such as: cars, design, sports, art or Dating.
The last steps — date of birth, gender and photo.
Once setup is complete, we met someone’s card and post the first section. Card looks like a regular Instagram post, but if you want like, you need to swipe right to turn left. At the bottom are comments.
The logic will be familiar to users of the application Dating Tinder.
The second section of this issue. Choose a goal explore (relationships, chat online or offline), city, interest (women or men) and all the great magic of choice has begun!
You show a photo of the person and his interests — like put or seen yet If your interests match, open a chat for communication. Familiar? Yes. But then, according to logic, the goal is not only finding a spouse, but also friends, expand your horizons.
In the same section at the bottom displays the cards of people with whom you have the same selected interest. You can look through and leave someone likes the posts.
Profile and notifications
The last two sections in the menu. One is the standard notifications about who is subscribed to you or left a comment to a photo. In the second:
- Profile (photo, interests, posts, and members).
- Action history (what you have seen and who like).
- Settings (notification letter in support and even the blacklist).
This is the last two sections, but there is also a fifth, which is in the center, like in Instagram, and it looks like plus. What is it?
The entry can be just text or text and photo. Background text, you can highlight, similar to Facebook.
The most interesting place of publication. Your post can see people nearby (all, or gender), or people from communities, or interests that you chose. Each community indicated number of subscribers. A separate tab dedicated popular interest groups.
Separate possibility is the age limit. For example, if your post contains profanity, you can pre-set limit for display of 18 years.
Speaking about the content of the posts, you see a set of rules to the publications stored in the settings of «Aura».
How to get there?
Social service «Yandex.Aura» is still in beta stage and accessible by invitation of the user. You may invite up to five people a day, the binding is to your mail «Yandex».
Among the subscribers of our communities «Vkontakte» and Facebook we will soon be drawing invitations. Subscribe and stay tuned.
The timing of the global launch of the social network «Yandex» calls.