We’ve all had such a conversation on the weekend.
“What bar are you at?”
“Well, who’s there?”
“Where are you going if you leave there?”
“Can I get a ride home?”
Thankfully, social networking app SnipStamp, dubbed the “Happy Hour of Social Networking,” has made finding the answers to these questions so much easier.
“It’s a check-in service, like FourSquare or Facebook, but instead of seeing where your friends have checked in in the past, we show you everything in real-time so you can see where they’re at right now,” said SnipStamp CEO Gerard Durling.
The app, available on both the Google Play and iPhone app stores, allows users to see not only the check-ins of their friends, but also the most populated spots in the area, based on overall check-ins, by friends or not, so you know just where the party is at.
There is also a way to see events and happy hours going on at each bar and a designated driver feature.
“If you’re not drinking but going out and you want your friends to know that in the event they need a ride home because they can’t drive, there’s a way for them to reach you,” Durling noted
Durling said the app has grown in popularity locally, but the company is ready to expand outside the area – hence the astronauts you may have seen walking about in recent weeks.
On Sept. 21, SnipStamp will host “#Spacewalk2013, Mission: Launch,” a bar crawl marking the app launching nationwide. That night, SnipStamp creators Durling and Jeremy Romani, along with other staff members, will be setting their status to Designated Driver and providing transportation home to any participants feeling incapable of driving.
The obvious accessory to such an event would be something space-themed, but SnipStamp took it to a whole new level.
“We walked around college campuses, downtown by Joe K’s Brewhouse, Rodano’s, downtown Scranton,” Durling said. “We were encouraging people to take photos and use the hashtag #spacewalk, and we had a lot of response.”
“Walk” might not be the actual way to describe the fully-dressed astronauts that have been traipsing around. Those suited up have been getting around in slow motion, as though they actually are walking on the moon. To catch a glimpse of them prior to the bar crawl, search #spacewalk on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
The bar crawl will visit six locations throughout the night, with some perks added in. Susquehanna Brewing Company and Northeast Eagle Distributers are pitching in to give free beer to those who check in at each location. The night will end at King of King’s Gyro on Public Square, and those who have checked in at every location via SnipStamp will receive a free gyro.
#SPACEWALK, Mission: Launch Party: Sept. 21, Wilkes-Barre.
7:30-8:30 p.m., Bottlenecks Saloon and Eatery (3 South Main St.)
8:30- 9:30 p.m., Avanti (111 Main St.)
9:30- 10:30 p.m., Bart & Urby’s (119 S. Main St.)
10:30- 11:30 p.m., Senuna’s (133 N. Main St.)
11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m., Rodano’s (53 Public Square)
1-2 a.m., King of King’s Gyros (37 Public Square)
To learn more about SnipStamp, visit snipstamp.com.