Are you on Dayre?
“Share more. Create your story.” These are the quotes that greet you the moment you sign up for Dayre (pronounced as ‘diary’). Dayre is an app that allows you to blog from your mobile device and it is designed for busy people who want to jot down their thoughts, capture moments with photos or videos, express their emotions through stickers and check into places.
To sum it all, it is Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Line and Foursquare combined together under one roof. Dayre allows 500 characters the most per entry. Each entry can be posted at different times in one day and all these entries are combined together to be a blog post of the day. It is a basically your diary, suits the name “Dayre” read as Diary.
Dayre is also joining the world of hashtagging, where users can hash tag their entries to promote their Dayre profiles and search for other blogs.
The interesting part of writing in Dayre is quoting your thoughts. Let’s say if you suddenly think of a brilliant sentence, just post it as a quotation. If someone gave you an amazing piece of advice; quote it in your Dayre.
Similar to Instagram, you can view Dayre on a browser but you cannot update through it. It also comes with 12 filters each time you upload a photo to make those photos more appealing.
The video feature is limited to 30 seconds, convenient for a quick share on what are you experiencing at the moment.
Line allows users to share stickers to show what they are going through on their timeline. Dayre’s choice of stickers are not as many as Line’s but it is expanding. From teddy bears to a girl and a hybrid of rabbit and pig, there are a variety of options available to rant out your emotions through cartoon.
Bloggers on Dayre can put a link to their Dayre profile on their blogs. For bloggers that use their blogs professionally like sponsorships and advertorials, Dayre provides a sneak peek of their daily lives. It lets bloggers be more spontaneous because the usual blogs require great planning ahead.
Dayre is a great way to seize the moment in words, photos and videos. You can look through your Dayre’s calendar to reminisce what you did in any specific date.
News feeds on Dayre are put into different entries for every person you follow. Different icons means different types of entry. The balloon bubble means a note was posted for example. It ends with how many likes and comments these posts received.
Dayre is very suitable for bloggers who have specific genres to talk about. For example a recipe blogger can share their recipes online straightaway by posting step-by-step instructions right after posting a photo at each step.
A few complaints on Playstore review on Dayre, however, earns it an average 3.3 out of 5 stars. Uploading photos and videos is a little slow. I tried to upload few videos, myself, and some never made to my profile.
Dayre’s users are screaming for more privacy too because for now Dayre profiles cannot be limited to followers only. Posting your personal life on Dayre for the world to see is not a very good idea. You never know who is stalking your profile.
There is no timeline for each entry so it seems unstructured for a blog. One moment you could be talking about food and ranting what a bad day you have next all in the same entry.
Photo restriction is another issue for most users including me. I am not that pleased to crop my existing photos before it can be uploaded. Who would want to decide which part of your body you want to crop in your selfie or which person you want to crop out in a group photo?
It is free for iOS and Android users. It’s been a couple months since it was launched, so Dayre is still a newborn in the realm of social media. If improvements are continuously made and user’s comments are taken seriously, I have the feeling Dayre is here to stay.