Dubai-based BuzzMe is an app that ensures you’re not alone when you’re on your own.
The business social networking app, just launched for both iOS and android, is also a recent winner of the ArabNet #UberPitchME competition.
Proving to be one of the Middle East’s most interesting start-ups, the app aims to help business travellers and expats around the world meet like-minded people and connect with them based on interests, professions and real-time geo location.
Here’s how it works, the app allows you to predefine a set of interests in a range of social activities and scope out people within a radius of between 100m to 30km.
Once you find someone who shares your interests, you press a yellow button that opens up the in-app chat and you take it from there.
“Many business travellers and people new to a city face the same issue: how do you connect informally and “on the spot” with others who share your interests?
BuzzMe is your answer.”
Kasper Wochner, Founder of BuzzMe.
The idea of BuzzMe is conceived on the basis of having travelled the world as business men for over 20 years across all continents, visiting more than 80 countries, thousands of hotels and having spent countless of evenings with work as well as random socialising – and increasingly missing out on social and sports activities, simply because you are far from home and your usual companions.