Peach Creator Just Released A Web Version, But Is That Enough To Juice Activity?

You can now message your friends on the web version of Peach, a new chat app created by the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann.

The iOS app became a viral hit in Silicon Valley after it first launched at the beginning of this year. Someone else even made an unofficial web and Android version of the app called Nectarine.

Some think Peach has already used up its 15 minutes of tech fame, and according to App Annie, downloads took a sharp nose dive last week.

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Nonetheless, Peach now has an official online app of its very own – albeit a slimmed-down version. You still have to first create an account on your iPhone to use the desktop version and you can’t add friends just yet. And there are no magic words or fun stick figure drawings the app is notable for on the web version, either.

What you can do (for now) is upload GIFs and links to the web platform, and Hofmann’s GitHub indicates there are plans in the works to open it up to developers to improve the online version.

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According to the Peach team, an Android app is also in the works.

But is the app already dead? It picked up some good initial traction and quickly hit the App Store’s top 10 social network apps list. But our attention spans for these types of apps are short and it already took a tumble. We’ll just have to wait and see if the web version sweetens downloads once again.

Update: Even though Hoffman is the creator of Peach and created this web version he wanted us to note he does not consider this an official version.