Pernals - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, I was an IT engineer 6 years ago.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

We met one hardest thing actually. Our original name was "Cragly" and it got popular quickly and caused attention from the Craigslist company. They thought the name would mislead people to think it was from their company. As a small start-up, we had to change the name to "Pernals". The app downloads dropped a lot and we were worried every day. Thank God, it got better 2 weeks later.

My name is Jacky Lee, the co-founder and marketing manager of the Pernals app.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

I like If you are looking for marriage only, you don't mind spending hours to complete a profile.

How long have you been working on this app?

We five people worked together for 9 months. Still improving the current features and thinking of some unique features.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

A fun, easy-to-use app for finding a date quickly which has a simple sign-up and which protects user's privacy.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

It is the best alternative for Craigslist Personals. Other dating apps do not have this feature. Whether you are looking for a long-term relationship, marriage, casual dating, the Pernals app can meet your needs.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

We will add some features for users to tell more about themselves as they like. One dating ad can not tell enough information but it is a nice way to catch attentions.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

We wish they could tell us what they like and dislike about the app so we can improve it to better serve them.


About App: Pernals (formerly Cragly) is a new personals app for dating and hookup. Join to find serious relationships or casual hookups like anonymous one-night stands, casual encounters, FWB (friends with benefits) and more. Pernals is a new place for single adults and caters to people who are looking for serious relationships or casual encounters with no strings attached. If you are looking for any of those relationships, feel free to join the app. Pernals is quite new at this time, however, it's growing big every day. Please stay with the app and give it more time. Pernals follows FOSTA strictly and it strives to fight against online sex trafficking. Each post from the users is manually reviewed to ensure the quality and safety.

Categories: Dating

Date: April 12, 2019

Developer: Jacky Lee

About developer: My name is Jacky Lee, the co-founder and marketing manager of the Pernals app. Read more



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