The year is 1952. A crack team of scientists have learned how to destroy boredom in all its forms. They call their invention, "theCHIVE App." But, fearing its power to distract millions with pictures of hot girls and hilarious memes, and the fact that nobody has a smartphone or even knows what that is, they lock it up in a deep underground bunker, never to be enjoyed again.
But after like... an earthquake in like... I don't know 2014 or something, theCHIVE App is unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. Funny memes. Even funnier videos. GIFs and photos of sexy ladies. Heartwarming stuff. The latest trends in entertainment and lifestyle news. It all comes pouring out. Boredom runs to the far corners of the earth. But oh no my friend it cannot hide. theCHIVE App is probably the best app in the world. It will not rest until even the worst work-related boredom perishes!
So, why download us? Because...
* We statistically make post-lunch poops 47.6% more enjoyable.
* We're mostly original content.
* We'll also show you whatever else our crew thinks is cool.
* We'll send you notifications (if you want) of trending Internet news, so you'll be clearly better than your dumb friends.
* We said, "Sexy ladies."
* Do you really need anything else?
We're back with another amazing iOS release! Some things to look forward to:
- Speed improvements. Certain parts of the app should feel a bit snappier.
- Smaller, sexier links. No more monstrous links under images
- Double-tap zoom. It's baaaacckk!
- Bug fixes, of course
Ratings and Reviews
The Best Content Out There, But...
Please don’t get me wrong, because I love the Chive, the content they provide, what they stand for, and for all they do in providing to people and communities in need. However, the app itself does not work the best for me. It’s constantly being bogged down or freezes completely to the point where I often need to restart it, or just can’t use it period. Also, “pop-up ads” constantly cause the App Store to open on my phone, which I can not get to stop myself but rather have to let it run its course and hopefully be able to run the Chive app hours later. I’m not sure if it’s an issue with my phone (iPhone 6) or the ads they allow to run in their app. But, seeing as how I have other apps that do not have this issue I don’t think it’s my phone. For the reasons above though, I’ve decided to delete the app from my phone and plan on just viewing their web page on my down time. It’s too frustrating to be in an app where ads work phenomenally, but you can barely view the actual content the app was intended for. I mean this as constructive criticism because, as I said, I love the Chive. I hope that this review gets to them and they consider it wholeheartedly because I’m going to miss it on my phone. But, I’ll be enjoying their posts on Instagram and on their website from here on out.
Jumped the shark with ads
The Chive has always meant much more to me than just an app full of funny galleries. It’s a community with a cause. I’ve bought Chive merchandise, supported Chive Charities, and have been proud to call myself a Chiver. I get it, nothing is free. I know at the end of the day it’s a business, and businesses have to be profitable, but this app has recently become a minefield of ads. Noisy video ads that pop up without warning, bottom banner ads that slide up to fill half the screen, etc etc. The ads have crossed the line from being a perfectly acceptable consequence of enjoying free content to being a truly annoying experience. All of this conveniently getting progressively more annoying upon the introduction of a $4.99 a month subscription for “ad-free”. I’m deleting this app for now. Guys, please take a closer look at this direction you are taking. When you ask, we Chivers deliver. When someone is in need, we blow the roof off fundraising. If you’re hard up for cash, please consider treating us with some respect and laying it out straight, instead of hitting us with some Clockwork Orange crap. I bet a majority of the true Chivers would make it rain on a fundraiser to keep you all doing what you do. This overly aggressive ad strategy makes me feel like a commodity and not a member of the community.
I get it, but chill!
I’m a small business owner and I’ve had the fortune to see my business grow outside of my home office and into something that requires a complete staff, office space, employee benefits, 3rd party tech support, 3rd party payroll support and even an accountant who only knows my business name but not mine... The Chive has grown by monumental proportions since I joined the Chive Nation in 2012. You guys have built something to be proud of! But as of tonight, I just can’t handle the ads or the $60(ish) a year that it would take to go ad free. That $60 could be going towards a charity or my bar tab. After reading the last 30 reviews it seems we’re all on the same page. We love y’all and the content but the price to play is getting out of hand. There has to be a happy medium here. If not I fear that you as an organization will lose a large portion of your support. You do great things for those who need it most, but don’t forget about the majority of users out there who use your app as a pick me up or a place to shut down and relax. They are the ones who will ultimately make or break a company. The ad pollution that consumed what probably WAS the best has made the experience stressful and frustrating. I hope to see y’all rebound from this hiccup. Much love and respect!
- Resignation Media, LLC
- 67.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Unrestricted Web Access
- Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
- © Copyright 2011-2018 Chive Media Group
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.