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Curisma

Tech Gadget Social Search


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Published 05/25/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Curisma is a tech search that shows users recently add items related to technology. The website is a haven for tech gurus and anyone who likes modern novelty items. Users can search for specific products or browse a list of recently added or trending products. Users can also refine their view by price or category. Category options include concept, do it yourself, gadgets, home, media and applications. Active users are showcased as well. Item pages include the user who found it along with similar items the user might find appealing and a comments area that lets users discuss or ask questions about the item. A small button at the top, right corner of the item page shows the user the original source.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Curisma was founded in August of 2011 by Fatma Yalcin and Eugene Gorelik. The application is currently in beta but has already attracted a large crowd of tech savvy individuals. Curisma was featured on a handful of websites, including Killerstartups. The website offers a fun way to learn about new technology products or research older products that the user may be interested in.

What are the differences to other apps?

Curisma is much like other product driven websites. It offers a number of items with large color images, user comments and convenient search features. While these functions are not unique, they are made more appealing by the focus on technology. Curisma is a treasure trove of interesting items for anyone with a passion for technology. The site covers a wide range of items without deviating from its intended focus.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Curisma utilizes a sleek grey and green color scheme that lends itself well to the site’s technology theme. The narrow header bar presents user with a stylish logo and a few simple navigation buttons. Product pages are kept very simple, allowing the item to take center stage with large images. The pages do not contain much information, but for some this is a bonus because it means less clutter.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors can explore Curisma as much as they want without an account. Anyone interested in joining the Curisma community can click the green “Login/Join” button in the upper, right hand corner of the page. A pop up box appears with a green “Join” link in the upper, right hand corner. Users can click the link to return to the registration form that appeared when they first arrived. Two blue buttons are available that let users sign up with Facebook or Twitter. Others can enter their username, email address and password.

What does it cost to use the application?

Curisma welcomes all users for free. There are no fees for joining the community. This is really where the application should be in terms of price because it offers a service that is mostly recreational. The website contains numerous interesting gadgets and items, but it doesn’t offer anything else of significant value to the user. Curisma is essentially a network build around tech products listed on third party websites.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Curisma is ideal for anyone who loves technology. Users can discover recently listed items or search for their favorite items. The site includes a few basic social elements, including user comment features on each product page. Technology fans can visit Curisma to spend an afternoon or evening exploring products and interacting with others who are similarly passionate about modern technology.

  • Search for tech products by name
  • View recently added and trending tech products
  • Post comments under items or see what others posted
  • Access the original source for each item
  • Review suggested items on each product page


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