It's Elementary. Each Drop! acronym is known as an element. And with the release of Drop! 7.2, you have access to 55 element categories and 1,241 distinct elements. What's more, Drop! includes a companion feature called X-Drop!, which gives you the power to customize each Drop! element in 200 different ways. And because the combined power of Drop! and X-Drop! enable Drop! elements to offer so much more than ordinary acronyms, Drop! elements effectively function as hyper-acronyms.
Relevant & Personal. When you drop an element into a conversation or post, you're using a communications platform that was specifically developed to make messaging, texting, social-media posting, and talking easier, more expressive, and more personal. But despite being a more modern way to communicate, Drop! wasn't designed to turn your life upside down. In fact, it was designed to supplement the acronyms and emoji you already use.
Easter Egg. Because Drop! was built from the ground-up as a customizable communications platform, it includes an Easter Egg (i.e., a special hidden feature) that enables you to create a VIP group of friends, family or co-workers with its own private communications system. As a result, you can use Drop! to communicate publicly with the world-at-large and you can also use Drop! to communicate with one or more members of your VIP group - even if those communications are publicly visible. But note, this Easter Egg is not discussed in Drop! itself; it is only described here on this website.
The VIP Group. The ability to create a VIP group is made possible by X-Drop!, which you may read about in Drop!'s introduction. But to put it simply, X-Drop! allows you to personalize any Drop! element by adding a numerical modifier to the end of the element. Normally, you would add a numerical modifier to your Drop! element to express a favorable or unfavorable emotion that goes beyond the default emotion associated with the element. But with the VIP-group feature, you can take things a step further.
Surprise & Protect. To benefit from the VIP-group feature, there are several things you could do. For instance, you and the members of your VIP group could establish a rule that states that the use of a particular Drop! element with an X-Drop! value above or below a certain number conveys a hidden meaning that has been defined in advance. This could be useful, for example, if you were trying to co-ordinate a friend's or co-worker's surprise birthday party. Alternatively, you could create a VIP group consisting of your children and you could establish a rule that states that the use of a particular Drop! element with a specific X-Drop! value conveys a pre-set, hidden meaning, such as "Mommy won't be home until 7" or "Daddy, please pick me up at the north corner of the school." And, if necessary, you could create added protection of your private communications by randomly rotating the pre-defined Drop! element you use, the pre-defined X-Drop! value you use or the pre-defined hidden meaning associated with your message.
These are just some examples of the ways in which X-Drop!'s hidden VIP-group feature enables you to communicate more efficiently, communicate privately with close friends, family or co-workers, and enhance the safety of loved ones. What's more, you can create as many VIP groups as you'd like, each with its own set of private rules.
Business Appearance. If you're an eligible business, we'll create a customized Drop! element for your business and incorporate that element into the next Drop! release (fee applies). Businesses may also be eligible for fee-based advertising options that go beyond acquiring a single Drop! element. For instance, your business may be able to sponsor one or more pre-existing Drop! categories. And since the most recent version of Drop! includes 55 element categories, you have lots of choices. In addition, you may be eligible to have an entire Drop! category created around your business. And finally, your business may be eligible to sponsor Drop!-related portions of our website.
To contact us regarding any of these advertising options, please visit our Connect page.
Drop! The Game. On September 1, 2021, the uses for Drop! will expand because drop! will become a game as well as a communications tool.
For Gamers. We know that Drop!'s elements can be used for communications. But what if they could go beyond that? What if the same elements that serve a valuable communications purpose in our daily lives could also help us escape the occasional doldrums of life? And what if our regular use of Drop!'s elements made us better at a game and playing that same game regularly made us better at using Drop!'s elements to communicate with others? Well, you won't have to say "What if" much longer because DTG (Drop! The Game) will soon be here.
BYOA. We can't reveal all the details surrounding DTG until it's released but we can tell you this much. If you play DTG via a computer, tablet or mobile phone (the preferred methods), you will need an app that allows you to engage in group messaging, chatting or video-conferencing. And although we designed DTG to utilize modern technology, we also wanted it to be as easy-to-learn and as easy-to-play as reasonably possible. So, DTG is a BYOA (Bring Your Own App), cross-platform game that allows you to use any app that offers group messaging, chatting or video-conferencing functionality. Furthermore, because you bring your own app, the number of players your game can have is limited only by the number of group connections your chosen app can support.
Open To All. Because DTG is a BYOA game, you don't have to worry about operating system compatibility, downloading a game-specific app, ensuring that all players have the same version of the app or storage space for the app. In addition, the BYOA feature means that it will be far easier to engage in spur-of-the-moment games of DTG. And last but not least, because DTG allows you to bring your own app, there should be few claims by other players that their game performance was hindered by a lack of familiarity with a new chatting, messaging or video-conferencing app.
By focusing on game play and not on having an app just for the sake of having our own app, we were able to design DTG to be a game with a level playing field. Consequently, as long as someone is familiar with Drop! and their group messaging, chatting or video-conferencing app, they will have an equal chance of succeeding when playing DTG.
Unlock. To unlock the public and private benefits of Drop!, just follow the Get Drop! link below.