Reading through BeeTalk’s page, before even downloading the app, I was surprised with the with the extent of features that they offer. “This looks promising,” was what I said. So I downloaded it and signed up using my mobile number. I didn’t initially complete my profile—didn’t put a profile photo and didn’t add my phone contacts—my profile was blank. As a 26-year old caucasian male, I just wanted to see if somebody would notice me before I even show my face. Some dating apps have bots and fake profiles that message you even with an incomplete profile. In BeeTalk, I was completely ignored. Scrolling through the search features of BeeTalk, all which were location-based, I found most profiles of ladies showing some skin and their profiles suggest that they were game for something casual. I added some contacts but didn’t get my request approved. Until the third day, when I finally put a face in my profile, requests that I sent that day were approved. I even got messages asking about what I do and where I’m from. One conversation led to a woman asking me to meet up with her. She said she was nearby and was willing to do anything just so she could pay for her dues this month! I didn’t push through with it because I wasn’t really into that.
Overall, I could say that BeeTalk could really get you what you want, as its search features are highly based on your current location. They mostly suggest contacts that are nearby. The only downside I believe is that BeeTalk is not really so popular in Australia so not many people are active in using it.
Design and Usability
The app’s design uses only the brand colours of BeeTalk which are yellow and black. With regards to usability and navigation, finding the different features of the app need some finding. The app interface only displays 5 tab icons which are Look Around, Video, Chat, Discover, and My Profile. The tab name would only be displayed when you click on the icon. To find the Radar and Flip feature, you would need to click on the menu located at the upper right-hand side of the Look Around tab.