Wildfire

Front page of the 5 miles around you

Wildfire is a hyperlocal news app that notifies you in real-time when a major event (from safety to a celebrity sighting) occurs near you!

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Reviews

  • 888236
    Julia SotoGraphic and web designer @Plytix
    Pros: 

    OK, I considered that app is helpful because it keep you up to date about news near from where you live or where you are.

    Cons: 

    Needs other people take part of it.

    I think the demonstration video use the fear for supporting the product. Maybe you should focus by other way, because have the information make you feel more confident and work against the problem.

    I hope I explained myself. Good luck by the way ;)

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    Vincent SunSneakerhead
    Pros: 

    - Gives me real-time local news that's relevant and important

    - Makes me feel safe and more aware of what's happening in my neighborhood

    Cons: 

    - Not everyone has the app yet

    If you're reading this it's too late.

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Hriday KMaker@hridaman · CEO of Wildfire
Thanks for hunting us @ninarstepanov! @vinaytion, @jpatel and I are excited to be on Product Hunt today! Wildfire is the front page of the 5 miles around you. It’s a hyperlocal news app where users post about major events (from safety to a celebrity sighting) to notify the people right around them instantly. I had the idea for Wildfire after I was nearly mugged outside a library on UC Berkeley’s campus last year. I made a Facebook post to warn students, which got hundreds of views, but quickly realized that Berkeley has thousands of students who either weren’t friends with me on Facebook or scrolling through their newsfeed at that moment. We built Wildfire as a much more effective way to communicate with the people right around you in real-time. Users post about many categories from campus safety to parties and events to celebrity sightings. You select the categories you want to receive notifications for! Here are some use cases of Wildfire: • ⚠️ Safety: Wildfire alerted 4,000 Berkeley students within a 1 mile radius of a shooting, a minute after it happened (and grew by 2,000 users in the following hour). • 😎 Celebrity Sighting: 11,000 students instantly found out that Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) was on campus. • 📢 Protest: A Neo Nazi protest in Raleigh last week broke on Wildfire before any other social media platform. Students were posting pictures, videos and discussing the event in real-time. 🔥 Wildfire is rapidly expanding to more college campuses and cities, and we’d love to hear the your feedback! Feel free to ask us any questions about how Wildfire works, or suggest colleges & cities you’d like us to bring Wildfire to next!
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Alec Garcia@calialec · Software Engineer, Youplus
Go Bears!
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Jay PatelMaker@jpatel · Co-founder at Wildfire
@calialec 🐻 💙 💛
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Matt Klein@kleinkleinklein · Founder of PRSNL Branding
Hyper-localized social networks are vital for the sustainability of communities in a globalized digital world. No one has cracked a truly valuable news/information app that's based upon a very specific location, so go crush it...
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Hriday KMaker@hridaman · CEO of Wildfire
@kleinkleinklein there definitely have been, starting as a safety utility (something that is really needed today) is what has really enabled us to "spead like wildfire"
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Newbird Design@newbirddesign · Owner, Newbird
Cool idea. I would make the flame itself the pin (and ditch the pin that's surrounding it). It would simplify your logo. Let me know if you want our assistance with that.
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Jay PatelMaker@jpatel · Co-founder at Wildfire
@newbirddesign Interesting idea! Please send us an email at team@wildfireapp.io.
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Sebastián León@sebfeed · Builder. Dreamer
This is awesome!!! What are some of your favorite pieces of user-generated news that were shared on Wildfire? 🔥🔥🔥
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Vinay A. RameshMaker@vinaytion · Co-Founder @ Wildfire
Hey @sebfeed, Vinay here, one of makers of Wildfire! Thanks for the kind words man! I’d say one of my favorite pieces of user-generated news was when a transfer student at NC State posted on Wildfire the day before classes started for him saying that he were nervous about making friends, and wanted advice on how to do so. Over the next few hours we had 100’s of people organically coming into app to form friend groups, give him advice, and even their numbers telling him that they should all hang out soon. Another example is when the White Supremacist rally was happening in Charlottesville recently. Though the event was beyond tragic, we had hundreds of students consistently coming in to post videos & pictures and were discussing with one another in real-time which areas they should be avoiding. Whether people are posting the dankest memes or alerting students about a shooting, it's truly beautiful to see that Wildfire is helping to build a community based on authenticity & respect.
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Sebastián León@sebfeed · Builder. Dreamer
@vinaytion that’s awesome, love those stories 😍😍