Imagine if you are a girl who likes to play basket ball but you’re living and working in a city where you know who you can play with.
This situation is exactly what spurred Murali Satagopan and his friends Prasanna Jaganathan and Sampath Jaganathan to start a company that would build app called Brigge.
Murali told The News Minute, “We started this application because we realized that when our friends were not around we had to go for photography walks, bike rides or running in the morning all alone. The main idea behind the application is to create activities on the application and connect people with similar interests on it.”
The app is easy to use. All you need to do is select a location – the app is currently available for all android users – and create an activity. Anyone interested can join the event.
In just three weeks, the app has 1,300 people using the application to create over 500 hours of activities such as TED Talks, food walks, morning runs in Sowcarpet T.Nagar shopping fesival and photography walks through Brigge.
“More people prefer outdoor activities like running, adventure sports or even shopping rather than indoor activities,” says Murali.
Despite the numerous activities created through the app, one event is creating a lot of buzz. Several people are following an activist named Pushpanath who is walking from Puducherry to Ooty to create awareness about climate change impact and solutions.
Asked about the verification of users, Murali says that reliability can be checked by looking at the number of activities conducted by a user and the number of people who signed up. “We are also planning to bring organizer ratings in the application,” he said.
How does the app compete with Facebook? “Our platform is completely based on creating activities and involves more people in it compared to Facebook, which has lot other features to it. We provide more varied activities and also according to the interests of a particular user,” Murali says.