Talenty (Free) by SellanApp is a micro social network that is meant for sharing your talents. We have seen similar talent “competition” apps in the past like FightMe, where users can post videos and engage in skill-based competitions, but Talenty is different. Its sole purpose is to allow users to post videos of their talents simply for the sake of getting them “out there” and being noticed and appreciated.
Although the app has been available since Nov. of 2013, the developer has considered it to be more of a “public beta” than a finished product. However, the app has reached version 1.0.3 since then, which is considered to be the final release of Talenty. Now that the initial quirks and bugs of the network have been ironed out, we can take a dive in. So, shall we?
Talenty allows users to post videos of anything they consider a talent with a duration of up to one minute. Also, if the talent requires more time to show off, an in-app purchase will allow you to extend the limit to 5 minutes for just $0.99. The number of users on the network saw an increase from hundreds to thousands within days of the app’s official release, which is a good sign, but as with any small app-based social network, there is potential for interest to dwindle.
Of course, as is expected with most micro and macro social networks of today, users can post, like, comment on, and share talents found on Talenty. This only makes sense, since the purpose of the app is for getting noticed and engaged.
Also, much to my surprise, doing some basic browsing and searching within the app turned up some decent results. I honestly cannot say that I have come across a single video that I thought wasn’t worth my time, or that didn’t belong on the network. The Featured and What’s Hot sections have also proven to show Talenty’s best, although I wish they were updated more frequently.
Unique features of the network include the ability to “promote” talents using credits that can be acquired through in-app purchase. Not only does this allow users with highly promoted talents to get noticed, but the purchase of credits also helps fund the network on a whole.
Although it’s not perfect, I have enjoyed using Talenty on a whole. It provides a great place for people to share their talent, and the available in-app purchases are, in no way, obtrusive. However, while the app’s user interface looks nice, the feel could be tweaked here and there. Also, as I’ve mentioned, the potential for interest in the network to fizzle out is there, although Talenty has gotten off to a decent start.
To start showcasing and discovering new talents, check out Talenty on your iPhone for free in the App Store.