Pausing Drafted Mobile

December 21, 2016
Vinayak Ranade
CEO at Drafted

Don’t panic, we will be back, and Drafted web is better for now.

As of Jan 1, 2017, users will need to login to the web to use Drafted.

One of the most valuable things we learned as a team since starting Drafted, is focus, and not getting distracted from our goals as a company.

  • Focus on the customer today, don’t get distracted by future customers.
  • Focus on features that matter, don’t get distracted by nice-to-haves.
  • Focus on making the right hires, don’t get distracted by fast ones.

Drafted’s mission is to make referrals fast, fun, and rewarding for everyone involved. This includes hiring managers, recruiters, team members, referrers, and job seekers.

Since we launched Matches on the web, we’ve gotten a great response from employers and job seekers alike. By releasing updates weekly or even daily on the web, we’ve been able to evolve Drafted faster than even we thought possible.

The web app is now much more powerful than the mobile experience. Today, you, our mobile users, miss out on a lot of cool stuff from the web.

We’re dying to re-imagine our mobile app with all the learnings we’ve had building the web experience for Drafted, but right now, we’ve decided to focus on the web where we can serve the majority of our users.

To that end, we’ve decided to temporarily shut down the Drafted mobile apps on iOS and Android.

As of Jan 1, 2017, we will no longer support the Drafted mobile apps. To use Drafted, you will need to use your account on the web.

What happens to my account?

If you’re a Drafted mobile user, you’ll get an email from us with a special link to migrate your account to the Drafted web app. Easier referrals, team functionality, and a better search experience are all waiting for you. When we launch the re-vamped version of Drafted mobile later in 2017, you’ll be able to continue using it as if nothing happened.

What’s the future of Drafted mobile?

We’ll keep you posted, but rest assured that we’ll be re-imagining the Drafted mobile app from the ground up early next year and shipping a huge new app just for you :)

Didn’t get an email from us about this? Let us know

About Drafted

At Drafted, we believe that your company network is your single biggest competitive advantage when it comes to hiring. Our mission is to make it easy for you to leverage your network in the hiring process to find the best candidates. Your network is already powerful, it’s just too much work to make it a priority over the day-to-day of recruiting. Companies that use Drafted see their employee referral numbers go up by 2x, their time to hire drop by 30% and their overall hiring efficiency increase significantly within just a few months.