Making New Friends with Lunch Kaki Mobile App Review
Lunch Kaki is a social networking mobile app designed to help people socialise with like minded people during lunch. Actually, not just lunch because after you get to know a new friend, you could arrange to meet up for breakfast or even dinner or high tea(well you get the idea). Many people associate social networking with dating. But for Lunch Kaki, I realised the users inside are keen to network regardless of gender and age which I find it pretty amazing with many professionals from various industries. I was thinking to myself finally a genuine social networking app where everybody can use! So cool way to meet people :P.
You can meet new friends of the same gender or same interests to widen your social circle. Most people I talked to through the app are friendly so far. It would definitely be better if everybody write more about themselves or upload a profile picture. This app also presents a good opportunity for networking and to make new business contacts or have new career opportunities. I saw many users in the Raffles Place area, I guessed the networking culture there is pretty strong.
The idea of me having this app is because I actually hate having lunch alone. Since I am out doing sales most days running around, I sometimes skip lunch because it’s just so boring and sad to lunch alone. So now, whenever I could I can just go on this app and see who is nearby that seems nice and is up for lunch or I can use the google map feature to search for lunch kakis in advance before heading to my destination. This is really useful as my potential lunch kaki will have more time to react and the lunch request wont be so last minute for him/her.
Lunch Kaki app is simple and straight forward to use. It is important for an app to be user friendly. I am sure you have come across some apps where you just does not know what is going on even after trying to figure it out for 10 minutes(average attention span) then get fed up and delete the app away? It happens to me sometimes.
Not to worry for Lunch Kaki app as there are tutorials and tips to show you how to use the app. Easy peasy!!! 🙂
Let me give you a brief walkthrough.
Below shows the home screen.
Go into ‘Search Kakis’
When you go into ‘Search Kakis’
You can customise your Search by Gender(All or Male or Female), Type of Kakis (All Kakis or those free for lunch – FFL) and the order which they appear by Distance, by sent request, by received request and by recently joined.
I like to filter by received request so I can see who are the popular ones around. 🙂
There is also a function that allow to access google map on the top left icon(the circle thingy) if you are a premium user to specify the location where you want to search for lunch kakis.
If you know when you are free for lunch or you just want to play a little random game of fate, you can turn on and set your Free For Lunch Status with your preferred date, time and gender so other people who have set their corresponding free for lunch status on can match with you. You can do this as shown below.
And of course for all social networking app, your profile is important. I like the fact for new users, Lunch Kaki app can log in via facebook and the profile picture is being taken from there which saves a lot of time setting it up. This works well for me as sometimes I am too lazy filling up the fields.
You get to download the app and use it as it is totally free. If you would like to send out more lunch requests and have more features on the app, you can just upgrade to a Premium Member for USD $2.99 or your currency equivalent.
Free users get to send out 5 lunch requests a day and able to search all users with no distance restriction. Premium users can send 10 lunch requests a day plus the ability to specify their preferred location to search for lunch kaki users via google map. This premium feature is useful and unique as it allows the premium users to zoom in any desired location to search for lunch kakis. Example, if you are heading to Bishan to run errands/appointment, you can search for lunch kakis in advance in Bishan via the google map function. Basic users can upgrade to Premium for just USD $2.99 or your currency equivalent.
From the bottom bar, you can check on your Received Requests, Sent Requests and chat with people whom you have received and accepted your sent request with.
If there is anything you are not sure of, there is always the tutorial under the settings tab or you can go to the FAQ which has detailed answers to your questions. Anyway the app is free la! Just download it and try it out as it is pretty fun. 🙂
It’s cool that I had made some new friends through this app. They are now on my Facebook friends list too.
To follow their updates
You can like Lunch Kaki Facebook’s page : https://www.facebook.com/
Link for IOS : https://itunes.apple.com/sg/
Link for PlayStore : https://play.google.com/