Meet the bros behind UCSB’s newest startup app
‘Just a couple college kids solving our own problem’
Do you ever sit there on a Friday night wondering what to do with yourself? Which parties are popping off? Where a club you are interested in is holding an event? Or even just who and where you can play some die on a beautiful sun-kissed day in IV?
We all ask ourselves these questions, but the time has come for all of those questions to be answered.
It all started when Tyler and Noah were having a conversation over a few beers. The Co-CEOs brought up a great point; college students, including themselves, are sick of constantly asking “What is going on right now?”
Sure, anybody could come up with ideas to solve the social media gap, but no one understands college students like college students.
In simple terms, BOOM has created an inside view into nearby events for a specific area/college, making it easier than ever to choose when and where to go.
BOOM has finally created a social media platform that ties in the:
- What? Your photos and videos.
- When? The real-time features of ‘What is going on right now?’
- Where? What event, who is holding it, and most importantly, how to get there.
When the user first logs onto the app, one sees a friendly scroll down page of events people are at/doing right now. An event could be a party, a club event, going to the gym, or even just grabbing some pizza at Blaze with a few friends.
After the initial event is created you can cruise over, check it out, and post pictures off that same event. With the location based app, it will pick up that you are at 65 DP and all of your photos and videos automatically will post to the crazy house party your neighbors are throwing that night.
While many people in IV love to party with everybody, some enjoy their privacy. So not to worry. You can have only specific friends see what you are BOOMing, and each college is geofenced; you never have to worry about outsiders seeing what you and your classmates are posting about your daily adventures.
“BOOM solves a problem by enabling individuals to share experiences of nearby events with their local community. College kids are given inside access to the events that matter through real-time photo and video. Share the video of your buddy on the dance floor. Decide which address to go to. Find out if the gym is packed. All on BOOM.” Tyler Peterson