Melaninterest was created in order to serve our culture online. In today’s day and age, most technology apps have algorithms that do not serve our community. Usually in searches, you have to add “black girl“ and even then the results are underwhelming. We have a solution for that.

Melaninterest’s purpose is to create an online directory that allows melaninated individuals a way to easily find content that serves them.

What’s New

Version 2.1

Melaninterest 2.1 has improvements such as:

-New design.
-Faster servers to support our explosive user growth.
-Pull Down to fresh on home page to see a different page of pins. (Or you can click our logo at the top)
-Navigation arrows so you can click back and forth.
-No more banner ads at the bottom.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
419 Ratings

419 Ratings

Ayaunt ,

A few things to fix

I’m happy to see a platform just for us. I would like it to feel a bit more organized the amount of ad pop ups is a bit irritating. I would like to see it progress in a more cleaner layout for the iOS version. Other than that and a few bug fixes. This app could go very far and I very much would like to see it

FGirlzzz09 ,

Not bad

The app is nice and easy to use, but there are some issues that need to be fixed. I’ve been trying to edit my profile but it won’t let me do anything. I tried to add a profile and cover picture with no success. Tried different sizes, tried the size they suggested and still nothing. Basically I can’t do anything to edit the profile section. And the last thing is about ads. It’s nice and all that the app is free and therefore ads are needed, but this is just on another level. I barely have the time to click on something that there’s an ad popping up and as if it wasn’t enough as soon as the ad ends there are one or two others immediately popping up again within seconds.
I don’t mind the ads but the fact that they pop up every second just makes the app unusable and that’s really unfortunate.

lexk96 ,

Great concept, improvable execution

Love the idea of an app where I don’t have to type “black girl” after every search! However, the app needs a few tweaks before it could replace Pinterest in my phone. Mainly, the app need to be optimized for larger phones (iPhone 10 and up), it feels like I’m squinting to see the content. It would also be nice if the ads were integrated into the app a little more seamlessly, as opposed to popping up in the middle of the screen or a banner that covers the menu options. Lastly, more searchable content would make me want to stay on the app longer. If these things were fixed, the app would feel higher quality; I’d definitely use it as my main search engine!

App Privacy

The developer, Gail Stepney, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Gail Stepney
39.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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