Vega Awards | Canopus Winner

Ukraine

2021

Hily Dating App: Stream Live. Connect. Date.

Entrant Company

Hily

Category

Mobile Apps & Sites

Client's Name

Sub-Category

Lifestyle

For singles left drained by the transactional swipe-chat-meet pattern of dating apps, Hily is a lifestyle app that re-centres dating around people. It helps singles spark quality conversations with each other while having fun around shared interests. Hily reintroduces the authenticity of creating meaningful connections with other people by adding live streaming to its dating app. This is especially critical during a pandemic restricting in-person dates. Livestreaming empowers singles to express themselves in confidence and others to enjoy the conversation. This creates fun experiences regardless of what happens with the people you meet. Where dating apps only offer value when singles finally get to a date, streaming creates conversations that build relationships - friendships and love stories alike. Singles come for the dating, stay for the streaming. It alleviates the anxiety of matching at all costs, by creating the space to enjoy a delightful moment with an interesting stranger and letting the magic turn them into a casual date, a friendship or a loving partner without categorizing them at swipe time...

Credits

Lead Product Designer Maryna Karpenko
iOS Team Lead Denys Rumiantsev
Android Team Lead Oleksandr Romanishyn
CPO Liubomyr Pivtorak
Co-founder Jake Vygnan
Founder Alex Pasykov
2021
Germany
SCHAEFFLER

Entrant Company

STEREOSCREEN

Category

Best Writing / Story

2021
United States
The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA)

Entrant Company

Matter

Category

New Category (Virtual / Remote Experience)

2021
United States

Entrant Company

IndieWorks Theatre Company

Category

Arts & Culture (NEW)

2021
New Zealand

Entrant Company

AUT University

Category

Comic Book / Graphic Novel