I recently discovered Rando via a TechCrunch article. Rando is an app made by ustwo, which to me is like chat-roulette with images (minus all the dicks…soo far). It’s interesting that it’s a social app without any social features at all. It’s pretty simple.
I introduced it to a few people I work with at Hatchlings / Alphabrawl. It’s been a hit. There’s something that just keeps us wanting to submit a new picture, just so we can get one and see where in the world it’s from, and where our pictures are landing. The hotspots so far seem to be in Seoul, South Korean, Beijing, China, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Moscow, Russia.
But…how random is it really? When showing it off to a couple more people around the office, I sent out a picture. Only to find it landing right here in Des Moines, Iowa, on my colleagues phone. Yes, we all got very excited (nerds at play here), and of course I had to take a picture of our phones next to each other.
So here is my question - what are the odds? We don’t have access to the number of total users, but how likely is it that your picture would land on the phone right next to you, let alone the same city?
On this note, if you want to learn about the world, one picture at a time, Rando is the app for you.
For iOS here
For Android here