WiGo: Who is Going Out?

You’re 18, college bound, and looking forward to all the time you will spend studying to receive that A! Naah, I mean getting an A would be the icing on the cake, but coming to college, most students are working hard up until 9:30 p.m., but when 10:00p.m. rolls around, it’s party time!

Grab your drinks! Grab your friends! Where are you going now? I don’t know about you, but being underage has its flaws. When all of your 21 and older friends travel off to the bars for the rest of the night, you’re stuck finding somewhere else to go. Wandering the streets for a party is definitely not something anyone looks forwards to.wigo_founders

Luckily, two young men, Ben Kaplan and Giuliano Giacaglia, developed an app for both Apple and Google users to download. WiGo is a social app where users are able to let others know where and when a party is and the people attending. WiGo also allows to you notify others that you would like to see them at one or more of the many listed parties. WiGo stands for “Who is going out?”

Another benefit of WiGo is that is shares Snapchat’s short-term memory. At 5 a.m. each morning, the listing of parties and everything talked (chats, comments, etc) about will be deleted to start fresh and new for the next night.

Although most college students may use it for social parties, it is also usable to see where people are going to eat or what shows they are attending. For now, only college students are able to use the app. Kaplan and Giacaglia hope to expand the app and release it beyond college campus to let students with friends, when home for vacations or if they are graduates.

In order for WiGo to open in your destination, the college or university needs to have at least 100 students to download the app signing up with your student email and Facebook credentials. As of right now Bloomsburg needs a little more than 50 percent of its students to download the app in order for it to work.

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Do you think the Bloomsburg Huskies are able to break the 100 mark??

(click here to download WiGo)

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