Developers are MIA, no Support Team!!
The reason I give this app 1 star is because there is no way to contact the developer! The dev page that the app store brings you to is completely BLANK! There is no assistance on the app for people having trouble signing in.
About two weeks ago, I found out that my 12 year old opened an account in my name, using my phone number and email address. I was upset as he is only 11, and although very politically knowledgable, I feel he’s too young for Social Media.
I immediately deleted the account, and it clearly stated that once you delete an account, all data regarding that account is gone forever. Tonight while watching the Hodge Twins, they mentioned Parlor, and I remembered Dan Bongino on FB saying he moved over to Parlor, so being that I refuse to do twitter, I thought I would try out Parlor.
It says account was deleted! Yes it was, as it was created by a minor, and I deleted it. So does Parlor punish you if you decide to delete an account? Then I tried using a different email, but it said tel # was already in use, which means they are holding your info, otherwise they would not know that my account was deleted, and would not recognize my email or tel # that was originally used to open an acct by my kid. Seems a bit dishonest to me!
WHERE ARE THE DEVELOPERS TO HELP ME WITH THIS ISSUE?
Great Potential But Not Quite There
By i dont like mobile games
Don't get me wrong, so far, Parler has been great. It's great having a social media platform with no fact-checking and censorship, which is pretty much the reason I have it. But, that being said, I'm not sure I'm ready to give the app five stars for that reason as the app is pretty buggy and lacking features (and people).
The app is pretty buggy, but not buggy enough for it not work. It still works fine, but sometimes, I won't be able to comment so I'll have to sign out and sign back in. I've also seen posts being posted over and over and over again (likely a glitch). It's also pretty slow with touch feedback. With all of that said, with the app growing in popularity, I expect them to fix these bugs soon.
The app also lacks some features that would be nice, such as pinning posts, trending posts, and many other things that I probably forogt. But with the amount of users coming in, features like these will probably come soon.
And finally, there just isn't a bunch of people here yet, or at least celebrities and big companies to follow. So your feed isn't going to be filled up, but with time, more of those people will come.
With all of that being said, give Parler a shot. You have nothing to lose but a little space.
You know why you’re here
If like most people, you are tired of your constant and daily deceit feed but still want to engage with people, Parler is a great place to have a discussion and see others’ perspectives. It mixes the familiar concepts of social media platforms, but boasts that it has less rigid censorship than the competitors. Obviously it’s moderated in the sense that you cannot incite illegal activities on their platform, but your identity in the matrix won’t be destroyed simply because it doesn’t fall in line with a one-sided narrative. The principle gets five stars and the app gets 4 for now, as there are quite a few bugs still, but I believe this service has a lot of potential. I hope that it doesn’t get removed right away but that seems to be the norm these days. It’s about time the people had a free forum to share ideas that may be inconvenient for certain groups.
Heard about the leftists downvoting the app to discourage downloads, thought as a user a genuine review was needed. The app itself is good, not many technical issues at all. Think a clone of Tumblr mixed with some Twitter. Things can always be improved with new features, like an edit button for your posts to correct mistakes for instance. It’s a great place for conservatives, especially those silenced by left wing platforms. It’s surprisingly smooth to be a young platform, I have yet to have a crash. The block feature works well, as does the private messaging. It also weeds out trolls by employing a verified user feature that’s optional, it’s a badge that tells people the user showed their ID and took a selfie. Totally optional...but makes it easy to follow people who aren’t trolls or bots.
Great concept, however, REQUIRES you to give your cell number
By Tech Engineer
I’ve been hearing a lot about this app because it’s supposed to be a FREE to talk and say whatever you want type of platform which I thought was cool so I downloaded it. Everyone’s been leaving Facebook and joining this but honestly the app resembles twitter and there’s not really a “profile” like Facebook. Not sure how long this app has been around but they should definitely consider making profiles similar to Facebook and having a friends option. So that way it can be best of both worlds between Facebook and twitter type setups. That would be so cool and honestly I bet you the app would take flight that way. But also for signing up to be on this the app is so buggy. It took me 15 minutes to even make an account because of all the errors that were popping up. Seems like it could be a good app but improvements are a MUST!
A good start to a bad problem
First, the good:
1. The lack of “fact checking” here is so refreshing.
2. The ability to quickly “echo” without comment is a great feature.
3. Hashtags work as they should.
4. Did I mention no fact checking?
5. did I mention there isn’t censorship?
6. Did I mention that it’s actually what Twitter should be?
I have yet to see any sort of political leaning of Parler: that is, I’ve seen both liberal and conservative and everything in between posts: nothing has been taken down. Good stuff. You can actually talk to people, and not get shut down by big tech. That’s been great.
1. the font size and choice is peculiar. Hard on the eyes.
2. Conversations could use a much better refinement: sometimes it’s confusing to know what’s been replied to and what hasn’t. This is where Parler needs to venture further away from Twitter and possibly more like a message board or facebook type of thread visualization. It’s not horrible, but it could be better.
Overall, it’s worth trying. As has been said by others, if it sticks by its principles, it’ll be where actual conversations happen as big tech continues to censor individuals that don’t agree with their points of view on politics.
Clunky but hope it gets better
Given that all reviews are either 5 stars or 1 star, this might be the first non politically driven review. I hope the app gets better because there should be an alternate to the social media monopoly. Unfortunately this app is clunky and error ridden. Whatever technology was used, it’s the wrong one. It performs like a quirky hybrid mobile app. It also has errors that never should have made it through QA, such as an error pop up every time I follow someone, saying I can’t follow them, only to find out I have followed them. Also gives persistent “your network connection is slow or our servers are down” error. Need to get this right before you lose your audience. Users rarely give a second chance to mobile apps with a poor user experience.
Had a Hard Time Registering...
The immediate battle is that the registration UI needs some heavy work. It’s not very adaptive to devices or mobile friendly. Got stuck up on the captcha page a couple times. Registration pops up a dialog box instead of opening a separated registration page. Dialog box doesn’t show everything and doesn’t interact well with the on screen keyboard.
First things first after getting registered and looted on, this app is obviously biased, just not in the way of censoring (as far as I know). They immediately suggest conservative pages to follow. They also automatically make a post for you saying you’re new to the platform, then almost instantaneously in an automated fashion get conservative pages in the comments asking for a follow.
As a Libertarian, I’m not sure this is the place for me. I’m not a big guy on Twitter, and this is definitely not a FaceBook replacement. Reminds me a LOT of Twitter.
I’m in web dev, and the first thing that stands out is the red Theme. This is bad. Red is not a relaxing happy thoughts inducing color. It tends to induce anger and tension. From experience with iFunny, the way everyone talked and responded to each other changed from a defensive angry energy to a cool vibing energy when they changed their red “reply” button to blue. It’s the little subliminal things that make the difference.
The two Goliath social media apps have censored my ability to interact or post any information or opinion and getting on Parler knowing I won’t be censored for sharing is awesome. I’ve started transferring over and finding people I follow from the other platforms into Parler. It’s easy to navigate there are Parler tutorials anyone can find to help beginners. I love the ease of sharing without being censored or blocked or put in social media jail like communist countries do to their citizens. Parler is liberty, Parler is Freedom and Parler is the ability to have information flow smoothly. Parler is growing at an accelerated rate and I can’t wait for more features to be added. Freedom of thought and the sharing of findings is what America is all about. I’m a Parler Patriot for life.