So, we decided to put everything in one place and for months we emulated the online marketplace platform within a group chat messaging application by manually typing and updating real-time auction lists to create exciting social e-commerce events.
After the auctions, members completed their transactions by using private chats to coordinate payment and item transfers.
Even with these limitations, we were able to grow to a community of thousands! We were having fun both connecting over our shared interest and participating in exciting real-time auctions.
We believed there were many other virtual topic-based communities that could benefit from our concept, and Auxxit was created as we worked to marry the two concepts into one mobile application.