Wingit gets the party started in London and Tel Aviv
Wingit’s founder and CEO Alban Sayag says: "Wingit is a mobile app that enables people to organize great last-minute get-togethers with their friends. It finds the user’s location and scans social networks in real time in order to push information about the coolest events happening in and around their current location. It can be anything from a street concert or an art demonstration to a party in a club."
Wingit stands out from other geolocation applications on the market thanks to its powerful proprietary algorithm, which is used to cross-reference the user’s current position with millions of pieces of information collected from social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) in order to find the most exciting and inspiring events taking place nearby, or about to take place in the neighbourhood where the person happens to be.
The events Wingit picks up can, for instance, consist of a jazz concert at a nearby bar, or the preview of an art exhibition open to the public at an art gallery in the next street, or a show by a stand-up comedian that would be about to start in a pub a few hundred yards away from where the user and his (or her) friends are.
It should be stressed that the app is free from advertising and pushes only relevant information with regard to the user’s current time and immediate position, avoiding unnecessary spam.
Alban Sayag explains: "The purpose of Wingit is not to create a new social network, but a social-networking platform whose main functionality is to find content and share it with others. It is easy to discover if friends are nearby, tell them about a cool event, and invite them to come along. Users can also create their own event and post it on the timeline. Wingit users never miss a great occasion to have fun!"
Having worked for several years in the IT sector, Alban Sayag came up with the idea for Wingit and started to create and develop the app and its algorithm with a group of developers in India. In September 2012, Wingit was launched as a pilot project in New York (USA). The application was rolled out over several districts including Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and, once it had gained a sufficiently large audience, the company’s founders were able to secure significant Series A funding to grow the business.
Thanks to $1.1million worth of funding from solid investors – including venture capitalists, business angels and banks – Wingit has the means to expand and adapt its content to a number of cities around the world. London and Tel Aviv were added at the end of 2013 and dozens of others, including Paris, are expected to be incorporated in 2014.
Wingit can be downloaded for free from the App Store, where it has recently been featured in the What’s Hot – Social Networking section, and will be available on the Android platform in the second half of 2014.
Wingit is a free mobile application that enables users to find events that are currently (or soon to be) happening around them. Its powerful proprietary algorithm screens the main social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to find up-to-date information on cultural and other events. This information is then cross-referenced with the current location of the user and notifications of nearby events are pushed to the mobile device.
Wingit was launched in New York (USA) by CEO Alban Sayag in 2012. It is now being rolled out in London (UK) and in Tel Aviv (Israel), and is due to expand to a number of other cities during 2014, including Paris (France).
Wingit is free to download from the App Store and will be available on Android platforms towards the end 2014.
To view Wingit’s short introductory video-clip, please go to: https://vimeo.com/
For further information about the company, please go to: www.wingit.so
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