Description of App
SLOWLY is created for those who yearn for meaningful conversations, lacking in the era of instant messaging. It connects people around the world at a slower but better pace – one letter at a time.
The app brings the traditional pen pal experience to your mobile device that mailing time depends on the distance between you and your friend, ranging from a few hours to days. Take your time to write and make your letter worth the wait.
Share your passion, learn a new culture or language, start connecting with people around the world on SLOWLY!
- Mailing time depends on the distance between you and your friend
- Anonymous profile; a nickname and avatar are all you need
- Find friends based on mutual interests & languages
- Collect and unlock stamps from different countries and cultures
- Unlimited letters for FREE with optional paid features
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Having trouble with the auto match page.
Hi. This is great, I’ve been wanting something like this for a very long time. However, I am having some trouble with the auto match page.
I’m trying to set my target but clicking on options does not seem to present me with the result that I want. For example, if I want to set my age range to 25 to 30, it will for some reason set my age to 25 to 60. If I want to set a specific gender, clicking on female will present me with mail or non-binary and clicking on mail will present me with any. Does someone know how to deal with this? Also, has anyone contacted developers about accessibility improvements?
I contacted the developers.
I contacted the developers and pointed them to this thread. They gave me the usual response, thanks for your feedback, we’ve sent the comments to our development team and we hope to fix these issues in future updates et cetera. Let’s wait and see if anything comes from this.
RE: Having trouble with the auto match page
Hi, sorry for my delayed response. With regards to the automatch page, all of the categories are selected by default, so when you are in the gender section, for example, when you tap on female, you are actually then de-selecting female as an option. I am still trying to figure out the age aspect, because that seems a bit more complicated. It seems that deselecting an age will end up deselecting everything below that number, though at other times, it seems to work in the opposite way, so I am still fiddling with it to see how best to use that. I have been meaning to contact the developers, but have not yet done so. Part of that is related to me not being versed on the lingo of app development to feel that I would be able to provide the guidance they would need to make this work with VoiceOver. Still, I have had some success with other apps, despite my lack of programming knowledge, so I will work on writing to them sometime in the next week or so.
Thanks. I think I’m going to have to get sighted assistance at some point, at least that way I can get someone to help me set everything. As mentioned previously I did contact them, but I got the usual thanks for your feedback and we have forwarded it to the team response.
I’m actually struggling…
I’m actually struggling trying to send a message I can compose the message to the person trying to find the send button for me it doesn’t work. Anyone got any suggestions?
using the app
Hey @saj, I had issues with this too. So the way I ended up doing it, which honestly I only did it once, is go to the top of the screen, swipe right twice. Voice over doesn't read anything, but if you double tap there, it seems to work? It'll pop up a window, asking you to confirm sending, and you just click confirm. Again, I only did this once however, so if it doesn't work, please don't kill me.
Anyone have any tips on scanning the qr code? I have never been good at aiming my camera at things.
That, or is there another way to access the website version of this app? is it anymore accessible than the app?
Thank you so much!!!
P.s, any way of knowing how long it will take for a letter sent to you to arrive/ I have a thing on my home screen that says two new letters are arriving or something like that. But when I click on it, it doesn't show me the letters, and then it doesn't tell me how long it'll take to arrive. Only that they will arrive.
another question about the app
Hello, so my above questions still apply. I'm still wondering. I just thought of one more. So in my recently received, there's a whole list of letters I've already received and replied to. how do I make them go away? I imagine otherwise, the list will get quite long, and I won't be able to see how many letters are still on the way.
Hoping someone will reply soon!!!
This sounds super interesting!
Have the developers made this more accessible? I would love to use this, but I have no sighted assistance for choosing an avatar and don't wanna end up looking like a man lol.
Sorry I know this will not…
Sorry I know this will not be very constructive but I took the app off as VoiceOver would just not work with it and it would not read out much so I’m just wondering if the editor or contributor for this app could change the information to not usable. Obviously if things have changed then that’s fair enough but it was not terribly accessible for me.
we all need to contact the developer
We need to ask them can you please make your app voice over accessible. Hear is the link on how to make your app voice over accessible.