Trusting The Process

Hello customers and supporters!

This post is to inform you that we have officially removed 5 For Friends from the app stores. We have decided to focus our energy on the next iteration of this vision, which is an app called I Got 5

We have learned a lot since venturing into the mobile app start up business almost 3 years ago. Today, we are more determined than ever to implement what we've learned in order to create an amazing app that makes verbally keeping in touch with the important people in your life more convenient and more efficient than ever. 

Stay tuned because the final chapter to this story has yet to be written. 

The Founding team, 

Scott, Reese, & Derik

The “I want to talk, but I don’t want to be on the phone forever” Friend

We’ve learned of many cool uses for 5 For Friends from our users. In our “5 For Friends Use Case Scenario” blog series we hope to provide you with some compelling reasons to Go Live For 5! 

The “I want to talk, but I don’t want to be on the phone forever” Friend

Scenario

Have you ever wanted to talk to a good friend that you went to high school with and the fact that it’s been several years since you’ve talked, and the thought of how long it could take to “catch up”, absolutely frightened you? So instead you just decide that you don’t have time for a call and another year passes by without talking. Sound familiar?  

The Solution

5 For Friends gives you the satisfaction and social benefits of talking with friends when it is convenient for you without the guesswork of wondering when your friends are also available. And the calls will only last 5 minutes so you do not have to worry about getting stuck on a long phone call.  

Here is all you need to do:

1.     Install 5 For Friends and invite all your friends to the same.

2.     Tap “I Got 5” when you feel like talking.

3.     A notification will go out to all of your connections in the app.

4.     Sit back and wait for a friend from anywhere in the world who is also available to call you through the app for free.  Or simply wait to receive a notification from a friend that has gone “live for 5” on the app and call them if you’re available.

5.     Have a meaningful 5-minute conversation that allows you to keep in touch without the worry of being away from your other responsibilities too long.

Don't be the “I want to talk, but I don’t want to be on the phone forever” friend. Avoid this scenario by downloading and sharing 5 For Friends with the people you care about today!

Enhancing Friendships since 2015,

The 5 For Friends Team

 

 

 

The “I’m reluctant to call my friends because they are busy” Friend

"5 For Friends" Use Case Scenario Series  

From speaking with users we’ve learned of many cool uses for 5 For Friends. In our “5 For Friends Use Case Scenario” blog series we hope to provide you with some compelling reasons to Go Live For 5! 

The “I’m reluctant to call my friends because they are busy” Friend

Scenario

Can you relate to this persons plight?  They are a very busy career and family oriented person and they understand the rigors of juggling both. However, they also have several family members and friends who they think about often and about how they speak to them less and less.  Yes, it’s nice to get the greeting cards and text messages around the holidays but they are starting to feel more and more disconnected from their past and it just doesn't feel right.

This person often pleasantly thinks to themself, “I should call Gwen this evening to see how she and the family are doing”. But then it happens. Their mood changes, their reluctance kicks in, and they instantly think, “But she’s probably tired from work all day and busy with the kids…so I’ll just send a text”. And just like that, another opportunity to nurture or maintain a friendship is lost. But we have a solution!

The Solution

A text is quick and easy but it can never replace hearing your friend or loved ones smile through the phone.  That verbal communication conveys an emotional feeling of satisfaction that a text, email, or social media comment will never match.

The 5 For Friends app is a solution because we take the guesswork out of connecting!

Here is all you need to do:

1.     Install 5 For Friends and invite all your friends to the same.

2.     Tap “I Got 5” when you feel like talking.

3.     A notification will go out to all of your connections in the app.

4.     Sit back and wait for a friend from anywhere in the world who is available to call you through the app for free. 

5.     Have a meaningful 5-minute conversation that allows you to keep in touch without the worry of being away from your other responsibilities too long.

Don't be the “I’m reluctant to call my friends because they are busy” friend. Avoid this scenario by downloading and sharing 5 For Friends with the people you care about today!

Enhancing Friendships since 2015,

The 5 For Friends Team

Leave a comment to share your use case ideas with us! 

Hello Friends!

We are excited! Today marks the official Iphone App Store launch of our mission which is to help you verbally keep in touch with family and friends...more often...in less time. 

Yes. We want to help you actually talk to real humans on the phone. Lol! 

We live in an era where people are busier than ever. Sending a text message and checking in on family and friends through social media makes us feel more connected and doesn't take much time. But are we truly more connected in a meaningful way? While those are great options they cannot take the place of actually speaking with someone and hearing their voice.

We believe that hearing someone you care about smile or laugh, no matter where they are in the world, is invaluable. We believe that hearing someone say I love you does more for your mental and emotional wellbeing than a heart emoji ever could. We believe that maintaining meaningful ongoing verbal dialogue with family and friends is the most valuable "networking" we could ever do. And we believe that those things and more can be accomplished without taking too much of your time. 

That is why we created 5 For Friends. We can not wait to hear your stories of connecting and reconnecting through the use our technology. When you feel like connecting and you have as little as 5 minutes simply Go Live For 5! 

Scott Speed - Founder & CEO