Sirqul Announces the Release of VIE, a Social Polling Application That Enables Users to Create, Vote and Share Multimedia Hot-Topic Polls

Top Quote VIE, a Crowd-soured, Media-based Polling Application, Enables Users to Engage in Debates in a Whole New Way. End Quote
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) January 11, 2013 - Sirqul, a Seattle-based startup, has brought hot-topic polls to users and their iOS devices. Utilizing the Sirqul platform, VIE is a new and innovative application that allows users to unleash their creativity and express themselves via their mobile device camera, microphone, and video camera for FREE on iOS ( Users can create, share, and vote with a single click on hot-topic polls that a worldwide audience interacts with.

    Who Has The Better Voice?
    Users can find some lyrics or play an instrumental in the background. They can then take a photo of themselves or choose from one within their photo gallery. Next, they can press the record button and belt out their favorite song, rap lyrics, and/or beatbox. Lastly, they review their work, write a title for the poll/battle, and submit. The user will be asked if they want to invite their friends, or if they just want their masterpiece to be private. Whoever they choose that can see the poll and challenge them can then add their own creative solo. Whoever gets the most votes from their friends or the VIE community wins.

    Which Politician is Winning?
    Given the state of politics today, both on the national and local level, politicians are making statements, lacking composure, not getting enough done, and possibly impacting the future of the country. Users can leverage VIE to share opinions about a specific person, a policy, or actions that they find either commendable or atrocious. Put it out there and see how people feel, vent a little, and who knows...users might end up making quite a few new friends as they read through the comments that ensue.

    Which Celebrity Has The Most Talent?
    Movies are being released, celebrities are hooking up, splitting up, gaining weight, losing weight, having children, wearing clothes by a new designer, promoting a new product, and/or saying funny things. Users can find photos online or post their own with their own question, observations, and opinions. Users can also share them with their friends on Facebook, email, or via their contacts on their phone. It's fun, entertaining, easy to do, and users end up finding out interesting tidbits about their friends each time they respond.

    Key Features and Differentiators
    - Polls can be private, only shared with a friend, a group of friends, or made public.
    - VIE lets users record audio and combine it with text and images from their device.
    - VIE allows users to tag the poll/contest to a location, while allowing them to browse polls via both a list and map view.
    - Polls receive comments, can be shared, and/or flagged by the community.
    - Users can view profiles, receive points for posting content, rise in a leaderboard, and earn badges and achievements.

    "It's just fun" said Robert Frederick, CTO of Sirqul. "For example, I can open the app and spend 10 to 15 minutes going through polls that my friends and the community has created. There is always something controversial in the news, for instance, so what better place to get reactions than within a mobile application where you can record your voice vs. write text comments. The emotion is captured properly, whereas text lets the users hide themselves, their gender, where they are from, and/or potentially their age."

    Earn a $50 Gift Card for Amazon or Apple
    In celebration of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, Sirqul is offering a $50 Amazon or Apple gift card for the most voted on poll by January 22, 2013. Download Vie for iOS now and create the hot-topic poll that everyone will vote on

    About Sirqul, Inc.
    Vie is powered by, a Seattle-based startup that has created a ubiquitous social platform enabling consumers and brands to create their own distributed, Social-Location-Mobile solutions as a means of driving awareness and engagement through viral adoption. Vie is one of many applications Sirqul will release this year.

    For more information about Sirqul and Vie, visit their website or visit their Facebook page Vie makes it fun and simple to poll your friends and extended community using photos, audio, and video clips and it is free on the app store

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