Timon - New SA mobile app lets users get help from celeb 'gurus'
Timon, pronounced ‘Time-On’ was the brainchild of its Cape Town-based founder and CEO, William Mellor, and at just two weeks old has the likes of celebrities such as Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow, DJ Euphonic, music duo Goldfish, former Springboks Bobby Skinstad and John Smit, and model Kerry McGregor sign up as active users.
Mellor said that Timon offers fans and users a platform to engage with "Gurus" or industry experts to get information over an instant messaging chat interface, at a fee payable to the expert, depending on their price.
“The app gives users the opportunity to engage directly with people they follow and the Gurus who want to engage with their audience. Celebrities, for example, want to engage with their fans, but don’t always have the platform to do it,” Mellor told Fin24.
In just a fortnight, 50 Gurus have registered on Timon with close to 600 users who engage with them and while big names have joined the platform, Mellor said that it had been popular with lawyers.
|New SA app lets users get help from celeb 'gurus'
Despite it still being in its infancy, several SA celebs have downloaded an app geared towards getting advice from "gurus".