Hi! My name is Brian, and I am one of the team members for High There. I am a lead-level software designer, with over ten years of experience working on a wide variety of projects across a number of fields. High There has been my first venture into the cannabis industry and it has been a fascinating challenge transposing my experience to this growing market!
One of the biggest challenges any cannabis-focused company will face is discrimination against our topic of choice; despite cannabis use seeing some fashion of legalization (either medical or full recreational) in not only the United States but in many countries across the world, many advertising platforms, social media networks, banking companies, and vital services for e-commerce still do not allow for cannabis-themed content to be carried on their networks. Even just advertising your own company/platform can be difficult!
High There is a cannabis-focused platform where we provide a growing community access to news, information, and connections with others who are interested in cannabis use. Find us on the Google Play or Apple Store, or on the web at http://www.highthere.com
We've taken a lot of cues from apps such as Instagram, Bumble, LinkedIn, and other social media applications, and are constantly looking for new sources of inspiration from a wide variety of outlets. However, I'm a firm believer that gaming tends to lead and push technology, and as mobile gaming grows not only more popular but more powerful, I think we'll start to see some of the same high-tech sensibilities that modern games have in more social-focused applications. Titles like Fortnite, PUBG, and Genshin Impact show that mobile gaming can really push envelopes, and I believe that use of tech will eventually trickle down to social media as well.
I've been lucky enough to be with High There for the past three-and-a-half years now; I missed the app's initial development period, but have been onboard for several large design changes to the platform.
We wanted to create a space where cannabis enthusiasts — from the average, every-day citizen to influencers and even popular brands — could meet, learn, chat, and show off their shared passions. As mentioned above, cannabis use and discussion is often heavily discouraged — if not outright prohibited — on many other social platforms. We want to give people a place where they can express themselves and their unique perspectives on cannabis without the fear of having their accounts deleted — quite the opposite, we encourage it!
High There offers a unique community-first aspect to its design, aiming to help connect people who might otherwise not be able to find each other on more censorship-heavy platforms. We want to make sure our app remains friendly and accessible for all users, and greatly encourage people to share their thoughts, photos, and videos about how cannabis can have a positive effect on both their lives and their communities. While we have a bevy of news, how-to articles, and other great sources of information available, we feel like it's our passionate, friendly community that really makes us stand out!
We just finished releasing a major new version of the app (now with live chat!) that we hope our user base is enjoying! It's a bit early to say what the next steps for High There will be, but we have a number of things we've been working on in the background that we hope to show off soon!
If you like High There, the best way to support us is to use our app and share it with your friends! You can find High There on the Google Play or Apple Store, or visit us on the web at http://www.highthere.com/ - We and the High There fam hope to see you soon!
High There is a social cannabis app that is a community of cannabis enthusiasts looking to create, connect and learn. While other platforms censor creators for discussing the cannabis industry, High There promotes and highlights cannabis-centric content that allows its users to share their interests, learn about the industry, find new friends, get the latest news and discover the best products. As a social network, High There’s goal is to allow its community to freely express and share their cannabis interests.
As a member of High There, you can create content, start conversations and build a community of your own. To get started on High There:
Create an account using their authorized methods. You’ll also be asked to verify your phone number in order to ensure that you’re a real person and to protect their community.
Fill out your profile with your name and an image of yourself.
Discover content you love on the feed by scrolling through the For You tab. Once you’ve found content that you enjoy, press that follow button to stay up to date on the latest posts.
Find creators to follow in the Discover tab.
Get connected by having live conversations in rooms. Join a room based on your interests to have conversations, ask questions and quickly get to know the High There community.
Create posts and stories to share with your friends. You can create photo, video and text posts and share stories that will last for 24 hours.
High There has several features that can help you connect with like-minded people and build your cannabis community. Here are some of the features:
The Feed is made up of two components: For You and Following. On the For You tab, you’ll be able to discover the latest and greatest posts on High There. Once you find content that resonates with your cannabis interests, simply follow the creator and their posts will start to show in your Following Tab. You can also follow topics and hashtags. Discover: Discover is the place to find new creators to follow. High There will show you users based on location, interests, who’s trending right now on High There and who just joined. Discover is a powerful tool to help you find like-minded people to build your cannabis community.
Start the conversation or jump into one with High There’s very first live feature, Rooms. Select a Room that pertains to your interests and quickly chat with the High There community. Ask questions, start the conversation or simply just observe, Rooms are built for quick connection over shared interests.
Create & Stories:
As a social cannabis app, High There is all about sharing content with your community. You can create photo, video or text posts that will show on the Feed and your Profile. And, you can create Stories, posts that last for only 24 hours. They’ll show up at the top of the Feed to your followers and on your profile. You’ll even be able to contribute to global community Stories such as #PuffPuffPass.
Lastly, build a creative profile that shows who you are to the High There community. Find a username that suits you best, add an image of yourself and update your description to let users know why you’re on the app. You’ll also be able to add social links, see your followers and who you’re following on your profile. High There’s core mission is to build a community of cannabis enthusiasts and to be the platform for all voices in the industry.
Date: July 12, 2023
Developer: High There
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