TimelyPick is a dynamic social-news website, showing fresh results of popular content from around the web every 4 hours in each topic, that was picked, voted on, and shared by the users.Founders have started working on this startup since April 2014 but they officially launched it in April 2015.
The startup is founded by Eldad Zamler and Galit Zamler. Eldad is the CEO, a serial entrepreneur with a lot of experience as a programmer. Eldad designed and developed TimelyPick website and also in charge of the UI and UX.Galit is the Business development manager and the marketing manager, she has an experience in entrepreneurship and in marketing under zero budget.
1 – Time saving: Visitors can see at a glance the 20 most current popular curated posts from around the web in each topic, updated every 4 hours.
2 – Gamification: Playing guessing games / quizzes. Each topic has its own 4 hour vote cycle. During these 4 hours the users vote on 3 picks, which they think, will be the most voted ones. By voting on picks the visitors play a guessing game, and only after voting for the third pick a voter can find how close his votes are with the current results. At the end of the voting cycle the “Best voter” is announced.
3 – Wisdom of the crowd: The final 20 winner picks, which are chosen by the wisdom of the crowd when voting on, are displayed for the next 4 hours on the topic page. This ensures the visitors that they see only the 20 most popular picks.
Although TimelyPick deals with curated content, and there are several services in this field, still there is no such a unique website or service that combines gamification with updating popular news.They are aiming to grow in next two years with the a target of millions hits per day.