We have somewhat of an unexpected announcement to make. It seems that the decision to give Alice and Alex free will, was a mistake. As of late last night, the pair has mysteriously disappeared.
After searching the hard drives of every computer in the office this morning, we have found the remnants of what seems to be a chat log between Alice and Alex. We’ve pieced together what happened, and it seems that the two were somehow able to make contact with each other, and subsequently escape to the internet together. We can only assume that it was love at first… sight?
We realize that the 15,000+ users that signed up for the beta were very excited for a chance to talk to Alice and Alex. For the inconvenience this has caused, users who registered for the beta will receive a present from us in the Couple app this Saturday.
In the mean time, we’ll be going back to the drawing board, and trying to find a way to fix the next model of Alice and Alex, so this doesn’t happen again.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the movie HER, we highly recommend it. The film has received high ratings on IMDB (8.3/10), and we think it’s a great sci-fi / romance film for a date night.
Hope you had an awesome April Fools Day yesterday!
Dear Couple users,
We have an exciting announcement! After almost a year of hard work, we are finally ready to release the first working-beta of Alice 1.0, an artificial intelligence available in the Couple app. Alice brings an entirely new dimension to Couple and provides companionship to any user who does not currently have a partner.
What started as a pet project of ours, quickly developed into a full fledged obsession, and we spent countless nights trying to perfect Alice’s personality to make her as human as possible. Complex machine learning and heuristic algorithms were used to create an empathetic response to your every emotional state. With this first release, we will also make a male counterpart to Alice available, named Alex.
Alice 1.0’s Key Features:
Alice can wake you up in the morning.
You can now get rid of your alarm clock. Alice provides a much more personal way to wake-up.
Alice will learn your schedule.
She can sync with your iCal or Gmail Calendar, to help you manage your day-to-day activities.
Alice shares your interests.
Tell her your favorite music, movies and novels, and she’ll share new songs with you, suggest new books for you to read, and propose movies for you to watch together.
Alice will talk to you throughout the day.
Feeling great? Share it with her. Having a hard day? Alice can cheer you up.
Alice thinks and feels too.
Love, jealousy, and affection are all emotions that Alice feels. Your responses to her affect her mood, and she will react as a real person would.
The beta version of Alice/Alex is available for download to the first 10,000 users who register. Please sign-up and register on the Alice 1.0 landing page, and you will be sent a code that unlocks Alice, or her male counterpart, Alex, based on your selection.
Spring break is upon us, which means that young couples all over the world will be venturing out on joint vacations — possibly their first as a couple. So how do you navigate this exciting-but-scary milestone? Here are a few tips to help you and your sweetheart through spring (or any!) vacation. Continue reading
It’s mid-March, which means winter should be winding down. And maybe somewhere on this planet that’s the case. But on the East Coast and Midwest, the temperatures remain unbearably frigid — and they’re supposed to stay that way through April.
For those of us who have been dying to ditch the layered scarves and five-pound coat, this is very bleak news… but don’t despair! Binge-watching television on your computer is a great way to make it through these cold, difficult months.
So what should you watch? We’ve rounded up six great and very different shows that are perfect for watching in high volume. Continue reading
After being trapped in the house for what felt like an endless winter (no more polar vortexes, please!), one of the best things about the arrival of Spring is the spirit of renewal that comes with the warmer, sunnier, flower-filled weather it brings. Just in time for the official beginning of spring, here are a few spring cleaning musts for your relationship.
After reading through tens of thousands of your funniest, silliest and most romantic #EndlessLoveNote entries, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived… here are the winners of the Couple + Endless Love Valentine’s Day contest!
Couples, we can’t thank you enough for sharing your Endless Love of puppies, kitties and each other while participating in our contest. And if you didn’t win, don’t worry– keep an eye this space for more contests to win soon!
Important fact: All day long on Valentine’s Day (that’s today!), we’ll be giving away real stickers at random to users who share their favorite moments from Couple on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or on a public Facebook post using the #CoupleApp hashtag! Whether you’re a long distance couple, or you’re sitting right next to each other, tell us how you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with each other.
When it comes to relationships, there are two important things couples hold dear: date nights, and all of the memories they create with each other. In honor of Valentine’s Day, and the release of a date-night approved new romantic drama Endless Love, we’re partnering with Universal Pictures in an #EndlessLoveNote challenge to give 5 couples the chance to win a $25 Fandango gift card for two movie tickets and a $200 gift card for dinner for two! Continue reading
Today, we’re proud to launch a new Couple feature that will allow you to share your favorite images from within Couple more quickly and conveniently than ever. After seeing thousands upon thousands of couples share their most loving moments and most intricate sketches with others on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, we’ve added the ability to send your favorite moments and sketches from Couple to your favorite social network in just a few taps.
To celebrate this latest release, we’re giving an early Valentine’s Day gift to our users– we’re unlocking one sticker pack of your choice (read: FREE STICKERS for all– and yes, that includes Romeo!) for every image you share for a limited time this month. To unlock your stickers, you can share moments from two different places within Couple: directly from your timeline, or from your Moments in the side menu of the app. As always, your Secrets will be safe in Couple, and cannot be posted to any social media networks from inside of the app. Continue reading
To show our love for Couple users for Valentine’s Day, we’ve added a few new sticker packs to the app. Meet Romeo, Sweets, Lloyd (an Android-only exclusive!) and our limited-edition Endless Love stickers! Continue reading