Jacky Yap  |  SG
Published 2016-01-04 13:17:49

Human are inherently social animals – on average we probably attend one or two events or social gathering per week. While most of the time we get Facebook event invitation from our friends, this is largely a passive process. And largely inefficient too, which is why MeetApp was launched recently to introduce a different take on event discovery.

Here’s a quick look at it:


The app revolves around Facebook, when you first entered the app, you see a stream of popular events which your friends on MeetApp is going. These events are sorted by popularity so that you know which event are most of your friends going. Next on the tab is something that we love the most – the discover event feature. Unlike Facebook, MeetApp cleverly display all the events in the vicinity by themes, from New Year Eve’s countdown, to technology meetups or nightlife related activities.

Of course, there are also options for you to easily create Facebook events on MeetApp too. The handy thing about MeetApp is this: you can invite your friends right from your phone’s address book, even if they don’t have MeetApp. Once you have created the event, the app will send the event SMS invitation to your friend on your behalf.

The new app is also motivated by the fact that we are moving into a “shut-in economy” – while we are more connected than ever, we are alone, sitting in our bedrooms, staring at screens, and according to the MeetApp team, in the future, the only reason when you’ll get a chance to meet face-to-face will be events.

MeetApp Founder Raman
MeetApp cofounder Raman

Launched by Raman Shalupau along with his cofounders, who was previously from RedMart, will MeetApp take over Facebook’s event feature? We are inclined to believe so, and we are already using it to discover interesting events, brilliantly sorted by themes, right from the tip of our fingers. Interested to download it? It is available both on the App Store and Google Play.

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