Hang out with someone new
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Finding friends and finding things to do with friends can be difficult. Wiith is an new app that seeks to solve this challenge and bring people together, starting with San Francisco. It was discussed on product hunt today. http://www.producthunt.com/posts/wiith Wiith allows users to create events and select who joins them. Users can also browse activities and request to join the event creators. From a cycle over the golden gate bridge to a picnic in Alamo Square, any activity that can be imagined can be shared, spontaneously. It had been built by founders Gentian Edwards, a product designer and Jeff Hodnett a mobile engineer. Gentian, came up with the idea when she first moved from the UK to San Francisco. She found herself in an amazing new city without knowing many people she could explore it with. Gentian found Meetup groups too orchestrated and impersonal and Tinder solely for dating. “I needed an app to make girlfriends and meet guys without any connotations”, said Gentian, when describing the need she identified. Jeff is no stranger to launching new products nor meeting people in a new city. Originally from Ireland, he first worked with Gentian at a mobile agency in London. Jeff said: “Anyone who has ever been new to a city knows how difficult it can be to meet new people. This can be especially true in a city as transient as San Francisco. We wanted to create an app that brings people together, it's ambiguous you can use it as you wish. "
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