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Sponty - Be Hangoutable

7/09/2009 12:02:00 AM
Those of you who know me or have been reading this blog for long enough, know that I love local entrepreneurs and startups. A new one called Sponty just came across my inbox a week or so ago and it looks like a pretty interesting idea - a new social application.

Sponty's mission is to facilitate casual social events among friends. We have a platform that lets you very easily broadcast your social intentions to your friends so that they can see what you're up to and join you. Sponty uses the internet, through a mobile phone application, widget and web site, to bring people together in real life. We believe that seeing friends is way more fun than poking them online.

It works like this: to post an activity, you click on the appropriate time slot in Sponty's interactive timeline. Pop in the what, where and when for your activity and choose either your own phrase, or one of the suggested icons that have suggested events associated with them. Icon choices range from the football helmet "Are you ready for some football?" and beer mug "Let's get some beers", to the lady-friendly red pump ("Girls Night!"), or even a video-game controller for late night Rock Band marathons. Sponty also understands what you type and can automatically pick an icon for you. After you post, your friends can message you through your event and Sponty will relay the info. If nobody's is up for your event, just scroll through a timeline that shows what your friends are doing today. If you find something you want in on, click on your friend's hangoutable event and simply press "I'm Down".

Looks like I (along with all my friends) need to stop being hermits. It is summer afterall, at least it would be if it stopped raining. I also like the word "hangoutable." The only made up word that I really hate is "incentivize."

Click (here) to check Sponty out.

PS. Dear DanDan, for the love of god, when is that test of yours going to be over? It's time to man up and be more hangoutable.

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3 Response to "Sponty - Be Hangoutable"

  1. marram Said,

    Hey there! Thanks for the article.

    Yes, the weather in Boston so far this summer has seriously cramped our hangoutability.


    Posted on 7/9/09, 10:36 AM

  2. Dan Dan Said,

    I took the test two months ago. I just don't like you :)

    I've got another couple weeks...

    Posted on 7/9/09, 1:11 PM

  3. Beantown Bloggery Said,

    Good to know, I'm unfriending you on facebook as I type this.

    Posted on 7/9/09, 11:55 PM


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