SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shout Around, a new app being developed for convention attendees, has recently reached its Kickstarter goal. The campaign, which still has 7 days remaining, surpassed its funding target of $35,000 earlier this week. Convention attendees can use this app to make friends or connect with others at anime, comic, and gaming conventions such as Anime Expo, Comic-Con, and PAX. Shout Around's easy-to-use platform has a wide range of features that were created with a goal to help enjoy the convention experience to the fullest.
"We are so happy with the community interest and response to our Kickstarter. With the support of our backers, we will build a stronger and more connected community."
- Martin Wong, creator of Shout Around
The goal of Shout Around is to bring the convention community together and foster genuine friendships. With Shout Around, users can send private messages, create public "Shouts" to send messages to friends and followers with push notification, check-in at VIP locations to unlock achievement badges, customize their profiles with Skins, and add new friends by using QR code without giving out personal info.
"Martin and I have been friends forever and the one thing I know he cares about more than anything else is quality. Shout Around is quality through and through - an amazing design, a fantastic concept - I can't wait to use it at cons!" - Meg Turney, YouTuber
Shout Around will serve as a means for convention attendees, brands, creators, and artists to connect with those that they are seeking, with options to filter by type to find exactly who they are looking for. A person can also make an instant broadcast to inform those nearby where to meet, without needing to collect all of their contact information or hoping convention-goers happen to see an announcement on social media.
"I want to use this app to find all of my friends during conventions. Facebook just doesn't cut it anymore. This will really make my life easier." - Stella Chuu, Professional Cosplayer
Shout Around is expected to be available this summer, and has already built momentum in the convention community. It will lead to a huge boost in the ability for convention goers to network, collaborate, or simply share their convention experience with new friends.
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