Spontime

A social app to meet with friends and people nearby.

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Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make your friends laugh
Swann Polydor
Hunter
@soueuls
@rotemthegolfer Hello ! Yes it does work, we waited for the chat functionality to be properly working before posting it here ! :)
Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make your friends laugh
@soueuls Nice. Now I just need to get some friends :) Does your chat support GIFs?
Swann Polydor
Hunter
@soueuls
@rotemthegolfer We personally like GIFs at Spontime and think it's a good way to communicate. But we are trying to develop an app which get to the point of actually meeting people so we won't over expand the chat feature and keep it to bare minimum.
Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make your friends laugh
@soueuls I completely understand. Good luck!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
Quite a few others in this space - and I have the same view... whats the big draw in having another place to message my mates? Another place to have to update what I'm doing
Swann Polydor
Hunter
@soueuls
@bentossell The catch is you mostly add on Spontime people you will feel comfortable hanging out with. Then whenever you feel like simply drinking a coffee, going for a movie or any kind of activities happening in real life, you create a quick event and go, people can join on the fly ! Or you can join your friend's events or the public event nearby.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@soueuls yeh but I just struggle to see how solutions like this will replace the current process... Whatsapp/Facebook/iMessage groups
Karolina Demiańczuk
Maker
@karolina_d · President, Spontime
@bentossell @soueuls thank you for your questions! Spontime is very different from Messaging Apps - it focuses purely on activities. Actually it aims to minimize the time we spend chatting online. Spontime shows you what your friends and people nearby are up to, so that you can join them right away. E.g. if you're in a new town and don't know anyone, you can see what people around you want to do (coffee, walk, lunch) and go straight to the meeting (they need to accept you first). In all other meeting apps you have to 'match' first, then wait until person starts the conversation/or you start, then there is an never-ending chat, and then MAYBE you will actually meet (the conversion rate from 'match' to 'meeting' in the popular meeting apps is 0.8%...). So I decided to reverse the process a little bit - you start from the meeting. In general, I want to make it as fast as possible to get together with friends or people nearby, even in an 1 hour break between classes. You give an informal sign about what you're up to and if others are interested, they may join you. Please, note it's an MVP and we're still improving the app and it's functionality. I will be happy to hear any feedback and suggestions. Here you can read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/soc...
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Something new
@karolina_d @soueuls ahhh I see, quite an interesting concept in tuning the matching process on its head. Will be interested to see how it goes :)
@karolina_d @bentossell @soueuls They people nearby feature is nowhere mentioned on the website. So that value proposition that could differentiate your product is not coming across.
Karolina Demiańczuk
Maker
@karolina_d · President, Spontime
@anselm_k @bentossell thank you for the suggestion! It's a new feature and we've just introduced it - we'll update the website asap!
Karolina Demiańczuk
Maker
@karolina_d · President, Spontime
@bentossell thank you! :)
Genia@gmiinko · Executive -Blockchain Research Institute
@soueuls @bentossell already have group chats for this purpose on imessage, facebook messenger, etc.. not sure that this is solving any problems
Swann Polydor
Hunter
@soueuls
@gmiinko @bentossell The chat feature is only here to discuss meeting details. In fact you can join an event without even using the chat. Our main goal is really to make the people meet as fast as possible. We all like discussing game of thrones or sports but we think the best and funniest game of thrones theories are made around beers not on computers. The current app and all the next features will aim at making real human connections easier.
Raj Sandhu@raj_sandhu · Co-founder Elink.io, Bit.ai
I like the concept! Will definitely check it out :)
Karolina Demiańczuk
Maker
@karolina_d · President, Spontime
@raj_sandhu thank you Raj! We will be looking forward to hear your feedback!
Yonatan Wolowelsky@grmmph · Professional double clicker
Please make scrolling great again.
Karolina Demiańczuk
Maker
@karolina_d · President, Spontime
@grmmph Hi Yonatan, you mean the website? We promise we will!
Frantzdy Romain@frantzdyromain · iOS Developer, UPS
Just downloaded, now to invite some friends next
Karolina Demiańczuk
Maker
@karolina_d · President, Spontime
@frantzdyromain let me know how it goes!