14 3 / 2013
We are happy to announce that starting today - you can now express your wishes & experiences with your own pictures.
One of the most requested features by our users - ability to add own photos to their wishlist & experiences. The feature is now open to all, just click on any wish or review, you will notice the Edit option on its top.
You can add/edit the text & images on your wish or review within minutes. For images, Wishberg now allows you to upload images from your computer or locate images from any URL submitted.
Go ahead and express your wishes & experiences in your own pictures. Start Now.
07 3 / 2013
Shop Mobs are meetups with people in your city who share similar wishes with you and can buy with you. Catchup with them - discuss together, negotiate together with the brand and save all that you want to buy through collective buying power.
Where do they go Live:
Currently for Mumbai (Mumbai, Thane & Navi Mumbai) and Bangalore. They are programmed in a way to open for all cities when the number of users from any particular city will reach a threshold number that varies for every city. On reaching that number, shop mobs will be unlocked.
Does Wishberg make any money here? Do you get brands to meet us:
We would have loved to, but unfortunately no.
We don’t want our interests to come in between your wishes. We don’t want to take away the joy (yes!) of negotiating from you and moreover we really think you can really negotiate much better than we can and in return keep all the savings by avoiding paying any commissions / transaction money to us.
For us, Wishberg is a opportunity to extend online engagement to offline and not monetizing. We look at Shop Mobs as a way for users to discover and meet awesome people with a purpose of buying together.
Why Shop Mobs:
- Connecting with others online over a context and meeting offline to fulfill that has become a norm in Social Media. Wishberg already lets users discover friends and followers with similar intents and now enables its users to meet up through Shop Mob with context of fulfilling the wishes.
- We were inspired by Cash Mobs (in US) and Tuangou (in China). Another inspiration - few years back in India, few people got together in Aurangabad & Kolhapur to buy multiples cars in one go - 150 Mercedes Benz cars; 101 BMWs and another 180 Mercedes Benz cars.
- Group buying has been happening in India for certain categories and is also popular within traditional business communities; Wishberg has built that in to a product and made it available to all its users. We want to bring that power to connect with prospective buyers to everyone.
How does one join / create a Shop Mob:
- Joining Shop Mob is 1-click process. Explore Shop Mobs that are on-going running in a city.
- Creating Shop Mobs is simple 2 step process - Selecting a wish you want to do a Shop Mob and adding meet up details.
Is there any catch in Shop Mobs:
None., we have tried to be as transparent as possible with this.
However, we want you to know the following:
- You can create Shop Mob only for something you have wished for.
- You need at least two followers wishing for same to start a Shop Mob. (But you can join any existing Shop Mob in your city without having any follower wishing for it).
- Shop Mobs are time bound events that expire after Meet up.
- Shop Mobs are (initially) limited to groups of 5, 10 and 15.
That’s all from us. If you have any feedback to share, please connect with us.
Wish more and meet up with folks who can buy with you. For now - Login to Wishberg and start / join your Shop Mob.
05 3 / 2013
We are announcing Notifications on Wishberg today!
Now stay updated in real-time with interactions on your wishes, experiences and reviews shared. We started rolling out this feature from Feb 20, 2013 in batches and now the functionality is available to all users on Wishberg.
The notifications appear on your profile header across the site when you are logged in. Users will be notified of actions including Like, Comment, Stealing of Wish, Review Requests and also Thanks for Experiences shared. Here is a preview of the feature -
Notifications for new interactions:
Also included are additional notifications when you have a new Follower on Wishberg or you receive a new message from someone you follow.
Notifications for new followers:
Notification for new messages:
Keep Wishing :)
31 1 / 2013
- Ability to discover interesting wishes & experiences.
- Discover new interactions that happen in your network - like / comments / reviews / requests / thanks / follow.
- Analyze mutual relationships and suggest interactions of people whom they might be knowing but not following each other on Wishberg.
- To help you discover more interesting things, we also have clubbed interactions together in set of 2 and 3.
22 1 / 2013
17 1 / 2013
For starters, Bucket List is the list of all the things you want to do in life, experiences you want to complete, dreams you have to live and adventures you want to try before one dies.
We heard from lot of our users that they wanted one place to share their personal Bucket List and also keep it updated as they complete those items and share their experiences and reviews with others. Taking that feedback, we’re glad to announce introduction of Bucket List on Wishberg.
To give you a glimpse of Bucket List, its divided into 7 categories. Share some examples of what you can expect here -
- Adventure Sports:
Examples include Bungee Jumping, Hot Air Ballooning Para Sailing, Under Sea Walk, Rappelling & many many more.
- Do Before I Die:
Includes once in a life time events like - Participating in La Tomatino in Spain, Dine at a Undersea Restaurant, Take a Ride in a Glider, Taking a Helicopter Ride, Witness Kumbh Mela in India, Writing a Book, Visiting Area 51 & many many more.
- Learn Dancing:
Want to give a spin to dancing - Bollywood, Belly Dancing, Salsa, Jazz Dance, Ballroom Dance, Hip Hop or any other dance form.
- Pursue your Hobbies & Interests:
Astrology, Calligraphy, Photography, Rifle Shooting, Tarot, Wine Tasting and other things that interest you.
- Learning Languages:
French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Russian or any language you are fond of.
- Learn to play Music Instruments:
Imagined yourself playing Guitar, Drums, Flute, Piano, Saxophone or any of the popular instruments?
- Play Sports:
Cricket, Football, Basketball, Squash, Beach Volleyball or any sport of your choice.
PS: In case you find any category missing, do tell us about it.
18 12 / 2012
Another quick product update from Team Wishberg.
Many users shared their feedback (actually complained to us) how difficult it was adding new wishes and experiences from the catalog for two reasons - 1) the products were shown alphabetically and 2) the page had infinite scroll.
We would imagine how difficult that was if you wanted to add your favorite Volvo car to your wish / experience which would be at the bottom of the page. We have made it very simple now - with Sort by Brand feature. Now choose products from your favorite brands at one click.
That is not all, we are also working on multiple updates to help making discovery of products easier on Wishberg and also improving your user experience. More on that soon :)
17 12 / 2012
Small update - Introducing Profile Snapshots.
While browsing through Wishberg, there are times when you stumble upon an interesting photo, comment, review and want to quickly check who the user is - now simply roll-over your mouse on the name of user an get a Profile Snapshot.
The profile snapshot lets you also follow the user - another great way to discover more people on Wishberg.
05 12 / 2012
Few people wrote to us asking why we removed the option to ‘Sign-up via Email Address’ post our public beta and now allow users only to register through Facebook.
Answer - Wishberg is a social platform to share / discover wishes, experiences and reviews with your friends and followers. When users signed up via email, we noticed they found Wishberg a bit boring (it was like playing a awesome game like Farmville alone).
We still get feedback from users asking to reintroduce the email address signup feature. Here is what we have done, starting today - all existing users of Wishberg now have option to invite 25 users by email address.
You have questions?
Q: What will your friend receive in email invitation.
A: Here is the sample copy below:
Q: Can I just copy the link and send it to everyone?
A: No, the invitation send to your friend is specifically linked to your friend’s email address. The email address on this page cannot be changed. Below is how the signup via email address page now appears.
Want to register via email? Now you can ask your friends already on Wishberg to send you a invite.
For existing users, Login to your Wishberg account now, click on the Invite Friends link in the header and get started to enjoy Wishberg with your friends. (The tough part of course is choosing your closest 25 friends!)
30 11 / 2012
Greetings to our friends in Ireland, the land of beautiful castles. Wishberg is glad to annouce that it now open to users from Ireland.
All users from Ireland can shares wishes, experiences and reviews for all the categories. Additionally users from Bray, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Swords and Waterford can see and wish for neighborhoods in these locations.
Welcome Ireland. Go wish!
Love, Team @ Wishberg
26 11 / 2012
It is our great pleasure to annouce that Wishberg is now open for users from Israel.
Users from 9 towns - Ashdod, Beer Sheva, Haifa, Jerussalem, Netanya, Petah Tikva, Ramat Gan, Rishon Lezion and Tel Aviv can share their wishes and also reviews for neighborhoods in their town. All users from Israel can add wishes and experiences across all categories.
We welcome you Israel!
Love, Team @ Wishberg
22 11 / 2012
We are happy to announce that we are now open for users from Hong Kong.
All users from Hong Kong can shares wishes, experiences and reviews for all the categories. Additionally users from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories and Outlying Islands can see and wish for neighborhoods in these locations.
Welcome Hong Kong!
Love, Team @ Wishberg
11 11 / 2012
We created a small spoof video to create awareness about Wishberg - ‘Hitler realizes he is the last one to register on Wishberg.’
Thanks to friends of Wishberg for sharing the video with friends and followers. More to come.
07 11 / 2012
Pleasant surprise for us. Himanshu Modi shared with us this - Wishberg Ambigram.
Himanshu is part of the early adopter network. We just love this. Thanks!
06 11 / 2012
We’re glad to announce the public beta launch of Wishberg today. Now you can share, discover your wishes, experiences and reviews with you friends with ease.
Experience magic every time you add a wish - quickly discover who else among your friends and followers also shares the same wish. May be you can but it together :) Discounts (Yes!). Or find out who else has that iPad Mini you’re wishing for. Yes this sounds fun and it is!
Share your experiences and reviews for Travel, Car, Bikes, House, Gadgets and Electronics. And they are discovered by your friends & follower when they are wishing for it. Help you network with your reviews. This magic works.
A quick product update - we have included the following post out alpha launch -
- Improved user design and experience.
- One-click registration with Facebook. (takes less than a minute)
- Recommendation engine for First Time users to guide them.
- Real time activity stream for engaging with friends and users you follow.
- Ability to follow users who want to.
Login / Sign-up on Wishberg. Share your feedback with us on the logout page.
Your friends at Wishberg!