Can a Startup Show Facebook & Others the Way to the Future?
Red Pike's new iOS and Android app encourages what Facebook and others have missed: real social connections
NEW YORK, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grindr does it for homosexual men, Blendr for heterosexuals, OK Cupid hints at it, Skout relies on pictures, Highlight is Facebook compatible only, and then there is Come Together: the straightforward meetup app for all people—no profile pictures, no obscure hints, no exclusion of groups of people. Just select what you are looking for, let the app do the work for you, and Come Together face to face.
The exclusion of profile pictures is one of Come Together's most unique features. Founder and CEO of Red Pike LLC Jens Van Poucke explains: "the idea is that people meet up and get to know each other face to face. Nowadays, by providing pages of personal information and pictures online, there is no such need anymore".
The simple interface lets the user select their preferences and search radius in just a matter of minutes. The app is intended to be left in the background and work for its user—when there is a hit, the user has the option to chat with the person and the idea is to then meet up face to face.
Come Together is tight on the security aspect—a PIN code login, no email address, no personal info, firm security settings, and an age restriction of 18+ only.
Come Together aims to bridge the gap between the virtual and real worlds across all social groups. It is a one-stop shop for everyone: those looking for a friend, date, fishing companion, biking buddy, running mate—the list goes on. "The fact that people are more social than ever before, albeit only on a virtual level is a frightening thought. Depression and anti-social behavior is on the rise. Young people now resort to online help for social interaction. All that is needed is a bridge to close that gap, and we strongly believe Come Together is that bridge!" says Van Poucke.
Come Together effectively eliminates the social barrier that creates that awkward phase in which a person is unsure of another's reaction. There is no easier way to approach a total stranger, already knowing he or she is looking for the same exact thing as you.
Van Poucke adds: "Western society seems to have lost that feeling of discovering a person; nowadays we know everything about each other before ever having met; people feel no need to leave that safe bubble and meet people face to face, and we want to change that."
The app is Android and IOS based and is free: http://www.app.lk/cometogether
About Red Pike LLC
Red Pike LLC is an innovative startup. Come Together is its first product. Red Pike LLC was founded in 2012. For more info, please visit: http://www.redpikellc.com
Jens Van Poucke
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SOURCE Red Pike LLC