TransitCrush is now officially out of Beta

We launched TransitCrush 1.0 last weekend and we are excited to announce some of the cool new features:

Feature #1

Now you can post even more anonymously on TransitCrush. Your username and profile details will only be visible to users who are signed in and you have sent them a message. For example, if you make a post, a user responding to it will not see your username or profile unless you reply to them. However, if you reply to a post, the poster will see your public profile. What you say on your public profile is entirely up to you.

Feature #2

Our menus are now better organized to help you navigate through the site with ease. Page layouts are more standardized and you will get used to our UI in no time.

Feature #3

As yo may have already noticed, our in-app email supports our commitment to anonymity and is now cleaner than ever before. We also send a notification to your email address when someone responds to your post or email. You can turn off these notification in your Settings page at any time.

Feature #4

Posts now stay active for at least 120 days, which is roughly about four months. This is double the time we initially offered.

What’s next …

There are even more exciting changes coming down the pipeline. Stay tuned and please spread the word about TransitCrush. The more people know about TransitCrush, the higher is the chance of someone connecting to their missed connection through our service.

Visit us at: www.transitcrush.com

Why TransitCrush over some of the other sites

We know that when you’re visiting a missed connections site, you are a very optimistic person. You believe in destiny and you’re romantic at the core. We also realize that the word “hope” means a lot to you. When we set out to build TransitCrush, we kept you in mind.

Here are a few things to note…

#1    Our user interface is modern and intuitive and we are constantly thriving to make things slightly better.

#2    We provide an in-app mail. Your anonymity is always in your control.

#3    ISFW – Is Safe For Work. Your don’t run the risk of seeing an obscene image on TransitCrush.

#4    As eligible bachelors, we built this website for ourselves.

#5    Your privacy is always respected. If you delete your account, all your posts are deleted at the same time.

#6    We will never nag you with “premium” upgrades. It’s a free service and will always remain that way.

We would love to hear from you. Please comment below or visit us on Facebook and Twitter. On Twitter our suggested hashtag is #TransitCrush.

TransitCrush Beta 1.9 launched

TransitCrush Beta 1.9 was launched today. Here is a screen grab from the post we just made.

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There were some major UI changes in this rollout.

1) Now you can format your post more meaningfully by inserting paragraphs and line breaks where needed.

2) A post will remain alive for 120 days. That’s 4 months time for someone to find your post.

3) The post body size has been increased to 1,000 characters. Previously it was 500 characters.

4) The message area allows you to type unlimited characters. Let your creativity flow without any restriction. Once you’re done writing your post, make it precise by cutting out the unnecessary details. But we have a feeling that 1,000 characters will be sufficient for most people.

Take a look at the post that talks about this rollout – http://www.transitcrush.com/post/details/2JlaB0Pn

New changes coming up this week with Beta 1.9

We have been working steadily towards creating a world-class missed connections web application. In this world of photo-based dating sites where half of the profiles are fake, we want to stand out and appeal to those people who are in search of true love. We are a small company and resources (time + money) are very limited. But our small team of self-motivated and hardworking individuals have made some great UI changes to put us at par with some of the biggest sites out there. Beta 1.9 will launch sometimes this week and will enhance user experience significantly.

Our Appeal

If you are reading this post and believe in our dream of a having a subscription-free global missed connections site, please pleas please share us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ or anything else you can. We don’t have an advertisement budget (at least yet) and we are relying pretty much on word of mouth advertisement.

Thanks for reading.

Visit us at: www.transitcrush.com

Thought of the day

We came across this lovely quote today and thought of sharing it here.  The motivation behind creating TransitCrush hovers around these two sentences.

It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.

It can be a daunting task (at least for some people) to walk up to a person and tell them “how you feel”. It could be your shyness but it could also be that the circumstances are really prohibitive. Crushing on someone at workplace is a common thing for example. People don’t always reveal their marital status and playing a guessing game can result in an awkward situation.

With a service like TransitCrush, you can post a crush message anonymously and as long as you don’t reveal who you are, it’s just an anonymous crush message that’s fun to read. However, if somehow the other person reads your message and they have similar feelings for you, it’s only a matter of time that you two will be out on a date. Isn’t that a wonderful thought? We think so too.

Please visit us at www.trasnitcrush.com and make a post. And please remember that we are here to help. If you’re on a mission to find a “missed connection” we will do whatever we can to help you find that person. If you need help writing a post, read our tips on how to write effective posts. Give it your best; the rest will take care of itself.

P.S Please share us on social media. As more and more people know about us, more hearts will be connected in the long run. Good Karma guaranteed!

Beta 1.8 launched

Today we launched Beta 1.8. It includes some minor bug fixes and one cool NEW feature – email notifications

Now anytime someone sends you an email through TransitCrush, we deliver it straight to your mailbox. You can stop this by simply unchecking the “Receive Notifications” check-box in your Privacy Settings.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

– Confucius

“A dating website with no pictures. What? How is that even possible?”

This is a question a friend asked us last week.

Well, for the starters, TransitCrush is not a photo-based dating site. On photo-based dating sites, one can browse through photos of singles and contact those she/he may find attractive and compatible. TransitCrush works the other way around. You met or know someone in real life for whom you have a crush but were unable to express it due to circumstances or it’s simply shyness (we understand). Rather than giving up on your crush, you can post a completely anonymous message on TransitCrush. And if the other person has similar feelings for you, they may just respond to your post.

We are trying our best to make our services so good that more and more people start using it daily. For achieving the “so good” factor we have to make some compromises. A service like ours also attracts some unwanted attention from people who would not hesitate to post inappropriate pictures. One of the key cornerstones of TransitCrush is a clean experience for all. Just for that reason, allowing multimedia upload is very risky. Even if the pictures are not vulgar in nature, they could violate someone’s privacy.

Now that we have made our objectives clear, we must say that we may allow some multimedia upload in the future. But we will only do it when we can have enough scrutiny mechanism in place.

Lastly, here is a Zen quote to express it all …

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt