What exactly is the Uncover app?
Uncover is for sure a new way to explore books. In the app you can find book recommendations from other users grouped by them into themed collections. You can scroll trough them as on any other social media like instagram or pinterest.
It is the only mobile app which allows users to search books by tags so it’s exceptional book finder for every occasion, need or mood.
But all in all this is the platform that gathers creative people passionate about their favourite topics, genre or characters who are inviting you to take a look on their bookshelves.
How is it different from Goodreads?
I don’t think there is even a need to compare Uncover with Goodreads. We’re now in a perfect moment for book lovers, finally bookish apps are flourishing! There was a time that there was no alternative for Goodreads, now the market is changing. Readers can choose the platform that is tailored to their needs. Uncover should be a go to choice for curious readers who are craving connections with other book lovers like them. You can find and follow users that match you taste with ease. If you like to read at your own time and pace without a pressure to read fast or write long reviews, if you are seeking inspiration and want to have some fun, we are the alternative for you.
What made you create it?
Our everyday world is very efficiency- driven. I’ve noticed that lately it spread into reading habits as well. I couldn’t find any app that would just make me feel joy of collecting and recommending books without putting an effort. I imagined endless stream of little book worlds and a database that can find you a book on every topic or mood. And that how Uncover became an idea for a product.
Without paid reviews and stars, without dull genres, immense categories or another bestseller lists but with the community of people who are sharing their passions, knowledge and stories with books they are reading. Let the topic bring people together.
Is this the first app you’ve created?
For me that’s the first one, yes! Having my own bookish app was kind of my dream for a long time. The idea was flourishing in my mind a while. I’m so happy that it actually happened! Andrew, Uncover cofounder on the other hand is an experienced app developer, creating android apps for years.
Tell us little about the brainstorming sessions.
It is much harder than we anticipated. Lots of sleepless nights and constant idea changing is just the tip of the iceberg. But it is very rewarding at the same time. When you finally get to this one idea that makes you smile, everything changes and you know that this time and effort was worth it.
What languages does the app support?
Currently we only support English as the main app language but we do encourage all people to come in and test it out. Of course you can still make collections in other languages and get discovered by everyone.
From where can readers download it from?
For now it’s available only in Google Play but everybody keeps asking for iOS version, so we will do everything that’s in our power to make it happen as quickly as possible.
Tell us a little more about the app and your vision regarding it.
Of course. The Uncover community is still growing but we’re creating safe, non-judgemental space to chill out being surrounded by books. For now the features we’re building are focused around creativity. We want our users to have fun and create something special. Of course we will develop the platform according to our users needs but the goal stays the same- to bring back the pleasure of reading!
Natalia Krogul: The right brain of the project, product owner and first of all book lover. If you check her books and collections in Uncover you would learn that she’s a plant lady with the obsession on puzzles and mysteries.
Andrew Ryl: The left brain of the project, responsible for the tech part of the platform. Find he’s profile in app to discover new books about mafia, actors and any other scandalous topics.