HeyKiki was created to help people expand their abilities and live life to the fullest through a mentoring system. The way HeyKiki works is by bringing together a community of individuals who want to learn something or can teach something. Users can locate a specific activity and find an instructor in their area who can help them learn how to do it. They schedule meetings and begin learning. Users can also look for practice buddies on HeyKiki. Those who have a specialty they can teach can post their services on HeyKiki to locate new clients. HeyKiki helps users learn or teach while meeting new people in their community.
HeyKiki was founded in 2008 by Joe Vadakkekara (the current COO) and Alka Goel. The concept came to the pair while enjoying time in New York’s Central Park. They noticed how many different things people were out doing, from bike riding and hiking to playing chess. They thought about how beneficial it would be if people could try all the different activities. This lead to the idea that a website could be used to bring individuals together with teachers who could instruct them and help them discover new things in life.
HeyKiki provides a helpful service that other websites currently offer, but not many. HeyKiki helps users discover educators in their area that can help them live life to the fullest by developing a new skill. Another social element is added by practice buddy searches on HeyKiki.
The HeyKiki website uses a very fun design that adds personality. From the stylish purple HeyKiki logo which features stick figures to the wild green monster creature with the gaping grin, HeyKiki is a very friendly environment to explore. This really works well considering the creators wanted to build a site that had zest and would encourage users to explore the world and develop new skills.
Users can create a HeyKiki account by clicking on the purple “Register Now” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The clutter free registration form requires an email address, password, first name, last name, optional middle name, and Captcha code entry to verify that the applicant is a human being. After entering the information, the user must check the terms of service agreement box. A second check box just below is automatically selected to sign the user up for HeyKiki updates. User can uncheck this box and opt out of updates if they prefer to do so.
All users are given the opportunity to create a free HeyKiki account. The site does not charge a registration fee or any subscription fees. Users can also browse available classes for free. The only cost associated with HeyKiki is the price paid for any classes. The instructors on the site post their rates under the price section of the additional information section of each activity profile. Users are not required to purchase services to access their account.
Anyone who is interested in developing a new skill can really enjoy HeyKiki. The site is fun to use and includes numerous activities offered by skilled experts and professionals. The site provides detailed information as well as contact details for the instructor.