Have you ever tried to find something to do on a Friday or Saturday night, only to drive around from venue to venue and not find what you're looking for? Do you want to listen to live music, but not know where to find it? Or, maybe you want to know what's happening at the beach before you arrive.
St. Petersburg-based Eyecrawler
is here to help. Download the free app on your Smartphone for access to a network of people currently at each venue. Content is created in the form of a "blink'' with the option for a photo and/or comment. Users see and interact with a live blink stream from locations in close proximity to their device, filtered by categories such as live music, sports or karaoke.
"We're creating a perspective so you can find out what's going on everywhere before you arrive,'' says Shaun Rubrecht, founder of Eyecrawler. "It gives you a better idea of where to go and what to do.''
Unlike other social networks, you don't have to be directly connected to someone or "follow'' them in order to see what they have posted. The content is open to everyone, and users can interact with each other instantly.
Companies can build and manage advertising campaigns directly through the app. There's also a widget that websites such as Hobnob St. Petersburg
are using to post a content stream directly on their site.
The network eventually plans to add content to more categories such as family friendly (people are already adding blinks at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Petersburg) and then expand to all U.S. cities, eventually going global.
Eyecrawler's official launch will take place Thursday, December 13, at Naughty Noel, hosted by Nova 535
in St. Petersburg.
Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: Shaun Rubrecht, Eyecrawler