- 1. About Kimboo
- 1. What is Kimboo?15.12.15
Kimboo is a continuous "would you rather" type question game that calculates the psychographic similarity amongst players based on their common answers. Kimboo’s affinity score determines the similarity between two players' values, opinions, attitudes, interests, and lifestyles.
When two players have an interpersonal affinity score which suits them and favorite each other, the game then allows them to unlock friendship, messaging, and other features.
The game is played in 3 different modes:
- Play Solo: Discover new matches at the end of every game
- Play Together: Play with a random player and see how you match up!
- Game of the Day: Answer af resh set of questions every 24 hours; connect with more matches
- 2. Why don’t I see my surname on my profile?15.12.15
Due to Kimboo's rules last names are not displayed within the app. This is also part of Kimboo's respect of privacy among players.
- 3. How can I make friends in Kimboo?15.12.15
When two players who are happy with their mutual affinity score and “favorite” each other, become Kimboo friends. Once they mutallu “favorite” each other, Kimboo automatically unlocks friendship and both players are notified.
You can block your friends anytime. When one player blocks a friend, friendship is automatically terminated. The blocked party is never notified.
- 4. Can anyone see my friends or favorites list?15.12.15
- 5. If I add a player to my favorites list, is he/she notified?15.12.15
You can add any player to your Favorites in total privacy; players you add to Favorites are not notified unless you choose to send them Karma.
If you want to notify a player that you have been added him/her to your Favorites list, you need to send Karma. When you send someone Karma, they are instantly notified via push notification and also by e-mail.
You can always privately remove players from your Favorites.
- 6. Can I change my matching preferences?15.12.15
By default, all players are matched with their opposite gender and players of all ages. Yet, players are able to determine the gender and age group with which their affinity scores want to be calculated with.
Gender and age group preferences can be determined from Menu > Settings > Gender Preference and Age Group fields.
- 7. What is “Favorites”?15.12.15
By favoriting players, you are are able to privately follow them and see whether your affinity score is on the rise or decline.
You can add any player to your Favorites. In order to favorite a player you need to click the heart button on their profile screen. When clicked, the heart icon will turn pink and player will be displayed in your Favorites list.
You can remove a player from your Favorites by clicking the pink heart icon again on the player’s profile screen.
Keep in mind that if two players mutually favorite each other, they automatically become Kimboo friends.
- 8. What do the percentages displayed alongside people’s names mean?15.12.15
This percentage signifies your “affinity score” with that specific player.
The affinity score aims to calculate the compatibility of two players with respect to their values, opinions, attitudes, interests and lifestyles.
Affinity score is the ratio of common answers of two players divided by the total number of common questions answered. Affinity scores amongst all players are continuously updated and displayed to respective players.
- 9. What is Karma?15.12.15
Karma is a way of sending someone a push notification, allowing them to be informed of your interest in them.
The purpose of sending Karma is to attract the other player’s attention and ask to be favorited back so that you can become friends and unlock private messaging between you.
Further more, when you decide to share your answers with a friend you use Karma.
Upon registration, each new Kimboo player is given 10 units of Karma as a welcome gift. When you run out of Karma, you can purchase more by going to Menu > Profile and clicking Get More Karma.
Cost of Karma packages may vary according to your country of residence.
- 10. Can I stop receiving Karma?15.12.15
Karma is a critical tool within the game. Therefore players are not allowed to stop receiving Karma from other players.
If you want to turn off push notifications, you may do so on your phone’s Notifications settings. Still you will keep receiving an automatically generated email.
If you want to block a specific player, you may do so by clicking the block icon on their profile page.
- 11. Does Kimboo have a web version?15.12.15
No. Kimboo can only be played on devices running iOS or Android operating systems.
- 12. Can I add my own questions to Kimboo?15.12.15
You can add as many questions as you like! Good news is, every approved question gets you a free Karma.
Simply go to Menu > Add Question, type in your question and two relevant options as answers. You will need to pick one of the answers as your own choice before you can submit your question.
All questions are moderated, edited for clarity and approved by the Kimboo team prior to their publication.
You can always check out your own published questions and see how people responded to them by going to Menu > Profile > Questions Added.
- 13. Who can I message in the game?15.12.15
Players who have unlocked friendship also unlock private messaging. You can only message with your Kimboo friends. Group messaging is not allowed. You cannot message your Matches or your Favorites.
- 14. What sort of information is published on my profile and who can see them?15.12.15
The following information is part of your Kimboo profile. Your profile is visible to all the players in the game. The following are the information on your game profile:
- Your name
- Profile picture
- Number of mutual questions answered (with the person seeing your profile)
- How many common answers you have (with the person seeing your profile)
- Affinity score (among the person seeing your profile)
- Zodiac sign
Kimboo respects the privacy of its players. In this respect, no one in the game will have access to your:
- Questions Answered
- Questions Added
- Your activity or notifications.
Yet, upon your consent you can share your answers with a friend or vice-a-versa.
- 15. Can I change my name, age or gender within the game?15.12.15
You may not change your name, age or gender after initial registration.
You can change your profile picture and e-mail address retreived via Facebook or Kimboo Profile Creation Form.
- 16. Can I delete my Kimboo account?15.12.15
You can always delete your Kimboo by using "Menu >> Settings >> Delete Account".
When you delete your account, all your actions within Kimboo will be deleted and will they will not be seen by other players what so ever.
Yet, once you delete your account, your personal data are kept passive on Kimboo servers in case of any legal disputes.
If you sign in to Kimboo again, you will be treated as a new player, thus your previous account history will not be available.
- 17. Can I block players I don’t want to come across again?15.12.15
You block can anyone any time within the game by clicking the Block icon on the player’s profile page. The other party will never be notified.
Blocked players are deleted from your Matches, Favorites and Friends lists. Blocking also removes you from their Matches/Favorites/Friends lists. Yet the other player will keep seeing a generic gravatar if he/she has added you to Favorites or already your friend.
If you block a friend, although you will able to see the messaging history, you will not be able to send new messages to each other.
You may unblock players any time. If you unblock a former friend you will become friends again and you can start messaging again.
- 18. Can I unblock players?15.12.15
You may unblock players any time. Go to Menu > Settings > Blocked Players and click on the delete icon next to the name of the player you wish to unblock.
If you block a friend and unblock him/her, your frindship will continue.
- 19. Which information does Kimboo retrieve from my Facebook account?15.12.15
During your initial registration, we retrieve and store only the following information from your Facebook account:
- Full name
- E-mail address
- Profile photo (avatar)
- Date of birth
Other than your Facebook data, we also retrieve and store your IP address to automatically determine your city and country and display it within the game.
- 20. Can I change my profile photo?15.12.15
When you create your account, Kimboo automatically retrieves your profile photo from Facebook or from Kimboo's Profile Creation Form.
If you wish to change your profile photo, go to Menu > Settings and tap your profile picture to change it.
Kimboo reserves the right to ban accounts with profile pictures that are graphic or sexual in nature or include sexist or racist suggestions.
- 21. What are the basic terms and conditions to play Kimboo?15.12.15
You must be at least 18 years of age to play Kimboo.
Please make sure you read the following prior to your sign up and first login:
- 22. Can I see my matches according to my location?21.01.16
Kimboo gives 3 different options for location based matching which can be changed "Menu >> Settings >> Matching location ".
1) World (default): You will be matched with all the players across the world, who play in your preferred language.
2) My country: You will be matched with all the players within your country, who play in your preferred language.
3) My city: You will be matched with all the players within your city, who play in your preferred language.
Additionally you can filter your matches according to how near they are. By using "Players near-by" option on your filter menu you can see Kimboo players who are at a distance of 2 kilometer diameter. In order to use this feature you have to turn on your phone's location feature.
- 23. Can I change my location after initial log-in?21.01.16
During initial login Kimboo automatically detects and stores your location via your IP number.
If you are travelling or if you wish renew your locaition for any other reason, you can always update your location (city/country) by using "Menu >> Settings >> Update location" button.
- 24. What is Profile Creation Form?26.12.17
If you do not wish to login with your Facebook account, you have to manually fill out Kimboo's Profile Creation Form. The form will appear on your screen once you use Mobile Connect to register. Once you have completed the form, you can start enjoying Kimboo.
The following fields in Profile Creation Form are compulsory:
- Profile photo
- Surname (not to displayed in the app)
- Valid e-mail address
- Date of birth
- 25. How can start playing Kimboo?26.12.17
In order to start playing Kimboo you must either have a Facebook account or a valid mobile (GSM) number.
If you login to Kimboo with Facebook, you must share your public profile with Kimboo. Upon your consent, your Facebook public profile information will be retrieved by Kimboo and they will be used to automatically create your Kimboo profile.
During initial registration, we retrieve and store only the following information from your Facebook account. We never post on Facebook:
- Surname (not to displayed in the app)
- E-mail address
- Profile photo (avatar)
- Date of birth
Alternatively, you can also use your mobile number via Mobile Connect. If you chose to login with Mobile Connect, you will receive a verification code via SMS. Once you are logged in, before playing Kimboo you must complete Kimboo's Profile Creation Form.
- 26. Can I play in different languages within Kimboo?21.01.16
Once you login to Kimboo, you can play in every language available in the app with one account. You can always keep switching from language to language; there is no limit.
To switch between the languages use "Menu >> Settings >> Game language".
Kimboo questions are different for every language. When you change the game language, you will be matched only with players of that language.
Your profile settings will not change as you switch between different languages.
You will be able to consume the same Karma you have in your profile, in all the languages you prefer to play.
- 27. Can I turn off app sounds?21.01.16
In order to enrich player experience, Kimboo uses various sounds within the game.
You can always turn on and off Kimboo sounds by using "Menu >> Settings >> Game sound".
If you wish to turn off the settings of push notifications please use your smart phone's settings.
- 28. Can other players see my answers?07.04.16
Kimboo respects the privacy of all players. Thus no one can see each other’s answers to questions.
Yet Kimboo gives all players the option to exclusively share their answers with friends of their choice.
If you want to share your answer with a friend, simply unlock them by clicking the “locked icon” on the top right of your friends profile. (You will be spending 1 Karma to complete this action.)
If you want too see your friend’s ansers simply tap on the “magnifier icon” on your friend’s profile and ask him/her to share answers to common questions.
- 29. How can I see answers of other players?07.04.16
You cannot see anyone’s anwers unless they choose to share them with you. To share answers players must be friends.
Simply tap on the “magnifier icon” on your friend’s profile and ask him/her to share answers to common questions.
Tap the “locked icon” on the top right of your friend’s profile to exclusively share your answers.
- 30. Can I relock my answers for whom I have already shared?07.04.16
Yes, by simply tapping the “unlocked icon” on the top right of your friend’s profile you can stop sharing your anwers with your friend.
- 31. How can I learn the zodiac sign of the players?07.04.16
Kimboo shows the zodiac sign of players as part of their profile. The sign are displayed next to the name of the player on their profile page.
- 32. Can I filter my matches?07.04.16
Kimboo gives 5 different filtering options in relation to affinity scores and/or questions answered. Buy using the “filter icon” on the top right side of your lists page you can filter according to following criteria:
1) Random players (default)
2) Highest to lowest
3) Lowest to highest
4) Most common questions
5) Golden Ratio
6) Players near-by
"Players near-by" option heşps you see Kimboo players who are at a distance of 2 kilometer diameter. In order to use this feature you have to turn on your phone's location feature.
- 33. What is “Golden Ratio”?07.04.16
“Golden Ratio” is a special match calculation algorithm developed by Kimboo. It aims to help you identify and show your most valuable matches, independent of them having just high/low affinity ratios.
When you list your matches according to “Golden Ratio”, all players will be listed starting from most valuable player and then descend.
- 34. What is the icon (sign) next to the name of the players?07.04.16
The sign next to the name of the players is the zodiac sign of the player.
- 35. Is there an age limit to play Kimboo?26.12.17
Players must be at least 18 years of age in order to sign into Kimboo and play.
If you have registered with false information on Facebook or Kimboo's Profile Creation Form, may will be blocked from using the application.
- 36. Why do have to verify my mobile number?26.12.17
In order to enhance security and trust among Kimboo friends, players must first verify their mobile number via Mobile Connect in order start direct messaging within the app.
Players who verify their account are automatically upgraded to “Mobile Number Verified” status within the game.
- 37. What does the blue phone icon stand for?26.12.17
The blue icon stands for “Mobile Number Verified” status. It enhances security and trust among players. A player who has verified his/her mobile number by using Mobile Connect Login or Mobile Connect Verify, are automatically upgraded to “Mobile Number Verified” status within the game.