Everything You Need to Know
What is Bondee?
About Bondee. Bondee is a social virtual avatar game like Habbo, Hotel and The Sims that was created by an independent tech company called Metadream.
From creating your own avatars to designing your room, here’s everything you need to know about the new app taking Asia by storm. The app lets users keep their friends up to date on their creations as well as create a wide range of trendy avatars. Bondee is a social app with a built-in instant messaging feature that lets users have fun talking to friends.
According to a press release from May 2022, Metadream acquired the app true.ly’s intellectual property rights, which serve as the foundation for Bondee.On Bondee, you can currently invite up to fifty friends.
Why is Bondee is so Popular?
Bondee has been gaining a lot of traction despite little or no advestising, as many people share their avatars and friend links on instagram.
In point of fact, the app was ranked first among free apps on Apple’s App store last week, as stated by Media OutReach. This is not surprising give the growing dissatisfaction with popular social media apps like Instagram, Facebook and Tiktok.
Since its launch in January 2023, Bondee has quickly become one of the most popular apps in Asia, topping the Social Networking rankings on the App Store in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. In Japan, Bondee ranks among the top 10, while the app has yet to break into the top 10 in South Korea.
The app has been praised by several users on social media for its customizability and its interactive activities, while others have made comparisons to games such as Animal Crossing, Habbo Hotel and Club Penguin.
Who developed Bondee?
Bondee is developed by Singapore-based tech startup Metadream. Metadream is an independent technology company that acquired the intellectual property rights to True.ly in May last year. True.ly was an app that had laid the foundation for what would eventually become Bondee, with the Metadream team making creative changes to True.ly for the last six months ahead of its launch earlier this year.
Apart from an office in Singapore, Metadream is currently working on Bondee in Japan and South Korea, where the company has product, research and development and operational bases. Per a press release, Metadream is currently planning to set up new operation centers in Thailand and the Philippines to meet “the immediate demands of local users”. (Metadream also runs three independent data centers in Singapore, Japan and the United States.) The official Bondee website is also advertising job roles in San Francisco and Seoul.
In addition to running Bondee, Metadream says it’s currently “developing a series of metaverse creative products”.
How to download Bondee?
First off, get the Bondee app here on the App Store or Google Play. Once you’ve downloaded the app on your device of choice, register your account using a mobile number and a password. From there, you’ll be able to customise an avatar to your preferences with a plethora of cosmetic options, from facial features to clothing, accessories/companions including a cat – and yes, you can pet the cat.
Next, you should add friends – there’s not much you can do in Bondee without them. Either search for their usernames or scan a QR code (we’ve found the latter to be a more efficient way of finding your pals). Upon successfully adding a friend, you can begin a chat with them. Apart from regular texting options, there are also customised emojis and actions that will affect both users in a chat. These range from sitting on a sofa, camping, having a picnic, clubbing (aka dancing) and sitting on a swing. Individual actions include standing around, sitting on the floor, a beanbag, rocking chair, books, piles of cash, jelly, on the toilet and more.
Users can even use a sailing function that allows their avatars to venture out into the digital world and meet random users that they can befriend. You will also be able to find random notes floating around the open sea and the chance to win prizes, including new gear.
Bondee House Ideas?
Once your avatar has been created, you’ll be able to design your own room with a varied selection of furniture and accessories including bookshelves, TVs, desks, sofas, potted plants, musical instruments and more. Probably the most customisable element of your Bondee room are the posters, which you can upload your own images for.
Go wild, but keep in mind that space in a room is limited so you should plan your room’s layout carefully to maximise its potential.
Once you add friends on Bondee, you’ll be able to see your room and theirs at a glance in a tessellation that resembles the cross-section of an apartment building.
Is Bondee an NFT app?
It is currently unknown what Bondee’s NFT offerings will entail.