Ayloo App Launches To Help You Find Local Events and Gatherings

November 29, 2012

6:27 pm

How do you find out the most interesting local events happening right in your neighborhood? It used to be that the newspaper or the corkboard at your local coffee shop were the places to turn to. In a digital age, websites like Meetup.com and Plancast were the wave of the future. In a mobile era, where do you go?

Based in Las Vegas, Ayloo is an iPhone app that launched today to offer a new way to find local events and gatherings. With a beautiful interface that loads softly, Ayloo aims to make it easy to find the latest upcoming gatherings based on your location information. You can invite and follow your Facebook friends and all keep tabs on the latest local events. While listings are slightly limited (as it just launched today), Ayloo is sure to beef up its listings as new users join and post their events.

The company has bootstrapped to this point, founded by Shaun Swanson, Mark Cicoria, and Mark Johnson. A little over two months ago, Mark Cicoria taught himself node.js and iOS to build the application and had this to say:

“Ayloo helps you discover local, community-focused gatherings and, indirectly, communities that are formed around different passions.”

To coincide with the app’s launch, the Ayloo team reached out to the community to gather in a spectacular way the first week of December in something they dubbed Gather. Community-focused venues around the city will be hosting gatherings all week around passions like music, technology, green living, education, and more. Ayloo secured 27 gatherings organized in 5 beta venues all in under a week of coordination.

Swanson had this to say:

“I’m amazed at how strongly community organizers in Vegas responded to our call-to-action to participate in Gather in such a short amount of time. This shows just how easy it is to gather people, and the more people realize that the more Ayloo will become a better source of this invaluable, often hidden information.”

Sounds like Ayloo is off to a good start in Las Vegas. Download the app here to start planning and discovering gatherings in your neck of the woods.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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