Uniiverse app launch
New app is bringing together 26,000 event posters to create an ultimate to-do guide
In a world that has become more virtual than ever before, there is another app launching onto the market that will be an easy way for students to meet new people: Uniiverse.
This app is not for dating, or meeting people online — but rather finding events that cater to your interests. CEO Craig Follett describes it as “eBay for activities.”
“Similar to Netflix for movies, or Amazon for books, Uniiverse recommends events based on what users like or what their friends are doing,” Follett says of the new app. Developed by those who previously built such apps as Tumblr and Readability, Uniiverse will be a social marketplace for users.
Uniiverse will allow anyone to create, browse, and purchase students events and activities. The app recommends events for users based on their interests.
The events are split into categories such as sports, food and drink, learning and culture, social, skilled people, space sharing, item sharing and smarter living. Those with the app can attend events posted by over 26,000 local event posters and enjoy the wide variety of events offered.
The online world can be considered a dangerous place though, and students will definitely be keeping that in mind if they choose to download and use Uniiverse. Follett assures that the app is safe by allowing viewers to check out reviews and ratings, identity checks and mutual friends.
Although the app seems to be an interesting potential for students, there are some who doubt they will spend their time using it.
Angie Lang believes that although she may download it to her iPhone the odds of her actually attending events are slim, saying, “I download a lot of apps to my phone, but this doesn’t mean I actually use them. If they sound interesting or worth while I will download them, but often that is the last time I will look at them.”
Lang also wonders if the events will be worth her time: “To me it seems kind of weird to go to these events and hang out with a bunch of strangers, I would rather hang out with friends at my own events.”
The app will definitely spark some curiosity among students and other Calgarians, as it gives new members of the city a chance to meet new people and experience events in the city first hand.
For more information about Uniiverse, visit their website, or download the app itself at www.uniiverse.com/app.