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Diego Villarreal
@dvillarrealm · CEO, Banter!
Hi everyone! Glad to see Banter on ProductHunt! Ever go out, only to find the bar you just got to has a huge line, or worse, is totally empty? You then waste time & perhaps even taxi money going from place to place... Isn’t it ridiculous how often this happens? Well, we agree, so we’re building a nightlife community where you can see & share information on what’s going on at nearby bars, restaurants & clubs – all in real-time! Banter lets you do three things: - Find dozens of things to do in your city from happy hours, to live music concerts, to DJs or comedy shows - Find, chat with & meet people that are going out tonight; we’ll even suggest people that like to go out where you go out - See & share photos from nearby bars & clubs, so you can know where the hotspots are in real-time. During the month of May, we had 6,000 active users, with more than 30,000 messages exchanged between users & more than 2,000 posts in our live feed. We’re still small but growing strong. Banter supports over 60 cities across the globe, but the majority of our users are in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Chicago, Mumbai & New Delhi. So if you like what we’re doing but we don’t yet support your city, let us know! Diego, Banter CEO diego@thebanterapp.com
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Ben Tossell
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@dvillarrealm @thebanterapp like the idea! But really mixed feelings on the name ha I'm sorry 🙈
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Diego Villarreal
@dvillarrealm · CEO, Banter!
@bentossell @thebanterapp haha you don't like the name "Banter!"? Why is that? Not memorable enough? ;)
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Ben Tossell
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@dvillarrealm I feel like banter was a word seldom used but last few years everyone has been saying about everything. Even sarcastically cropping up after shows like The Inbetweeners were using in a cringe-y way haha. Maybe it just applies to edge cases, people who watch The Inbetweeners and such haha. Seems like it could be a British pet-hate thing haha. You can see a thread on Reddit and even on the BBC here ha! In terms of longevity I feel like using the word 'banter' could be short lived. Not trying to be brutal but just my opinion :)
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Diego Villarreal
@dvillarrealm · CEO, Banter!
@bentossell No worries, appreciate the honesty! We did explore the use of the word when we came up with the name a year ago, it seems like it's barely use in the US, but you're right, apparently in the UK it might not have the nicest connotations haha Thanks for sharing the links!
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Ben Tossell
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@dvillarrealm yeh perhaps its the UK that has damaged me haha
Tim Chard
@timchardme · Self
@dvillarrealm @thebanterapp Love the logo haha!
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Diego Villarreal
@dvillarrealm · CEO, Banter!
@lovetravelbass @thebanterapp Thanks!!! We love it too! :)