These three guys had an idea. There are so many social networks that let you tell your social graph where you've been, and what you did. Then, there was a new crop of social networks and apps that let you share where you are now via a check-in. None of these networks made it easy to use your social graph to decide what you were doing next.
Facebook can let everyone you know find out how great last night was. Foursquare pioneered the idea of sharing presence as it happened, and encouraged people to flock to each other. The simple fact was that getting a group together to go out was a pain. It was a ball of texting, calling, emailing, Facebooking and just generally herding cats. There has to be a better way, right?
Why can't you use your social graph to organize everyone easily? Further more, how do you know what place is worth hitting tonight? No one wants to show up to an empty club. What about those people in your social graph who you just don't want to be around, like ex-girlfriends or guys who are just a little too interested? Why can't your social graph help you avoid them?
Enter MyNyte. The idea is so simple, and yet very powerful. Building an Entourage and assigning Wingmen take the pain out of organizing a small or large group. Bumps allow MyNyte users to say when they are planning to attend, on their way to, at or leaving a venue–which lets groups of friends move together with a single action. When that data is aggregated across all of MyNyte, we'll be able to see what venues will be busy before it happens. That's right, there's now a future's market for night life and the currency is Plans. Finally, the Frenemy feature will alert you when your activity will intersect with someone who you'd really rather not be bothered with.
What a team it is!
It's not the first time I've worked on an iOS app. It's not the first time I've been a part of ground breaking technology. It's not the first time I've worked in social networking. It's not the first time I've helped build dynamic, scalable infrastructure to support lots of users. It's not the first time I've worked with several large, independent code bases that form a single project and mission.
It is the first time I've done all of these things at once while working with people who are the best in the world at what they do.
The long road to launch is just the beginning. We've got teething pains, bug fixes and a product roadmap that stretches far beyond the horizon.
It's a journey I'm happy to be a part of.