The past couple of months at Droplen was all about updates. Looking for tweaks to better engage and connect our users with professionals in ways that would make it much more meaningful, sustainable, and personal. We are happy to share those major updates with you starting with providing a channel for users to appreciate professionals on Droplen, introducing “Thank You Notes”!
Thank You Notes
What is a Thank You Note?
Droplen thank you notes are written messages that users leave to professionals and are viewed publicly on their profiles. Sharing time with a professional or a mentor is priceless and hearing words of appreciation and recommendation – in return – brings a rewarding feeling of joy and satisfaction. So next time you interact with professionals and they help, don’t forget to leave them a thank you note. Here’s how it looks like:
How to share a Thank you note?
To share a thank you note, you can do so in two locations on Droplen’s application:
1. Directly on a professional’s profile
2. At the end of your call with a professional
Sounds so rewarding, and it truly is! But what if you don’t personally know a professional, what if you have an idea in mind, a thought you wanna share, or a query you need a professional’s input on; that’s the case for most of us, and for that we have specifically designed our all-new, extremely personal, Ask a Question feature!
Ask a Question
What is Ask a Question feature?
As the name implies, the Ask a Question feature allows you to ask a professional a personalized question and receive a personalized answer. Period.
Whether you want their advice on how to start your career in voice acting, how to manage your financials or why do they vote and cheer for Liverpool (as if you don’t know why? :D), ask a question feature will help you do just that and will get you those answers right in time with what we call an ‘upvote’.
What is an Upvote?
Questions are listed directly on a professional’s profile. The way we list them is in a voting order. So let us give you an example:
– You ask a professional “How can I start my career in mobile development?”
– Your question gets listed somewhere on the profile of the professional, but they still can’t see it on top
– You invite your friends to upvote on the question (see the picture below)
– The more upvote a question gets, the quicker the question goes to the top, and the quicker it gets an answer
What kind of answer do I get?
You can get both:
– A Normal Written Answer or
– Our New Normal Voice Answer
So, now, you get to ask a professional a direct question and receive personalized answers from them anytime you want and it’s all free of charge!
But that’s not all; it keeps getting better. What if after you asked a professional question, received a very personalized answer that you loved and wanted to engage more with that professional on a long term basis. Maybe you want him as a mentor, a teacher, or a service provider, don’t you still will want a sustainable form of communication to start that? Indeed. And so we introduce to you Mentorships.
What is Mentorship?
Mentorship is a feature that allows users to book mentorships or services with his/her professional of choice for a given period of time (1 week, 1 month) and then, pay directly for the service using their Droplen Points.
“Feedback is so valuable that so many important decision in our lives depends on it”
Who will be able to use this feature?
Users can apply for mentorships directly from a professional’s profile under the button “Request Mentorship”.
Benefits of Mentorship
Using a Mentorship subscription, you will be able to:
1- Advance in a certain topic.
2- Get continuous feedback from the professional.
3- Call the professional any specific time (specified by him) for FREE under the Mentorship period.
The Mentorship duration can vary from one professional to another and from a Mentorship to another and such duration will be clearly defined in the Mentorship description as specified by the professional.
How to apply for Mentorships?
To apply for Mentorships, you need to:
1. Open the professional profile and click on the mentorship button
2. View the details of the mentorship
3. Pay for the mentorship by adding points or through your pre-existing points
In case the professional does not have any mentorships set up on their profile, they won’t have any visible buttons on their profiles.
Droplen Mentorship is meant to help users advance in their lives while building sustainable professional relationships.
And to finish up this update on a high note, we put the ease of access to all those features at the heart of what we were building for you.
Updated Homepage Screen
It would be so frustrating to go on each and every profile and have to look for a specific mentorship or a specific question that was asked that might want the answer for; this could be a true hassle for some people. And so we created for you our most updated Homepage Screen including:
1. Featured Professionals
2. Featured Mentorships
3. Open Questions (To be upvoted)
4. Answered Questions (To be able to read answers to your favorite questions)
A quite easy, useful, and dynamic way for searching and open browsing on our application.
And that’s about it. We can’t wait for you to try all those amazing features out and tell us what you think!
Until next time, please enjoy your stay on Droplen, and Happy Connecting!