This is the story of the birth of a remarkable app. It is the story that could be your story. It is the simple, sweet story of the birth of ItsPoppingHere! It is your story, because we are all part of this amazing, nay magical, ItsPoppingHere! adventure.
The Story: A couple of guys were hanging out at a pub in Rockville, MD last summer. Low key night, 2 guys having a couple of drinks. But even for our 2 low-key guys, the pub was far too quiet. Soon, it became clear that they needed to relocate. But if they were switching pubs, our guys wanted to stay in the neighborhood. Problem was, they really didn’t know very much about the neighborhood.
Said one of the guys, “We will just find an app that tells us what’s popping in around here right now and we will be good”. And so look for an app they did. And they looked, and looked, and looked!! But every single app they tried was telling them what was popping last night, last week, last year! WTF?? How does what happened last year at some place have to do with what is happening there right RIGHT NOW?? Nothing. Our guys looked and looked and looked. On iTunes, on Google Play…. Nothing.
Said the other guy, “ You know what? I will build an app that’s free, easy to use and only, I mean ONLY, tells me, tells you, tells us what is popping at a venue RIGHT NOW, and you know what? Our reviews will span the last 8 hours only. Who cares about anything older than 8 hours if they want to discover what’s happening right now?
Here is the happy ending: That other guy built the app. And the app was appropriately named ItsPoppingHere! And you, our genius, wonderful, lovable friends and fans all saw that it was good and you downloaded the app, and you shared the app with every single person you know on the face of this earth.
ItsPoppingHere! is a local event discovery app that’s changing event reviews and recommendations. The app uses only real-time reviews for event recommendations. And the reviews disappear after 8 hours. In addition, the reviewer must actually be at the location (no more than 300 feet away) to add a review — the app enforces this with distance validation. And reviews are non moderated and appear immediately.
ItsPoppingHere! for Android on Google Play:
ItsPoppingHere! for iPhone on iTunes: