Vurb

All your apps, All Your Friends, All Together.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Vurb has been making waves since winning TechCrunch Disrupt in 2014 and being declared a “Best New App” by Apple and TIME. Now, backed by Redpoint Ventures, they’re poised to change mobile search and communications on a broad scale with integrated group chat on the iPhone and launching for the first time on Android. The premise of Vurb sounds quite simple but it is actually solving for an incredibly complex problem: your apps simply don’t communicate with each other and the way we search, toggle, and share on mobile is inefficient. Think about it – ever try to research, book, and share plans on your phone? On average it takes five or more apps and accounts for why we end up spending approximately 11 hours a month on social and search . Vurb connects apps (like Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritc, Foursquare, Tastemade, and more) to bring all your favorite people, places and things together. Finally, your phone works the way it was supposed to. Bobby Lo, CEO and Founder of Vurb, is tackling something that even the big tech giants haven’t solved yet: fixing the way we search, plan, and do things on our phones. While most of us feel resigned to mobile search as it is, Bobby knows that it can be better, more efficient. Vurb wants to harness the power of many different apps into one, easy-to-navigate screen so you can simply “Vurb it”. Just how does it work? Vurb links snippets of information and functionality from many of the most useful apps, and presents it in one place. You get all the information you need without needing to toggle between app screens, and then you can share it with your friends to make plans. If you want more, Vurb provides a short-cut to guide you directly into the app. Simply search for Places, Movies, TV, Music, Videos, or Events in the Vurb home screen. Information is then presented to you in the form of an easy-to-read, easy-to-share, and easy-to-use Vurb Card. Cards even have actionable elements: make reservations, buy movie tickets, or book a ride. These “Vurb Cards” can be combined to create “Vurb Decks” that you can also share. Vurb is free and makes its debut on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android and launches with messaging and group chat in the Apple App Store for iOS today. For more information, please visit vurb.com.

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