Saturday, October 5, 2013

GoinOut Social Networking App : Very Much APPreciated!

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Gotta love the Pick-Up Line "I must be dancing with the Devil, because you're HOT as HELL!" It's one of the pick-up lines I see in an app that I just downloaded a few minutes ago.

I reviewed a social networking app that lets you know of exciting events happening globally while interacting with your online friends and other subscribers. Since my blog is all about anything and everything happening in Manila, or the Philippines as a whole, and even outside the country for events  and issues which every Filipino share the interests globally, I believe I would APPreciate this app very much.

I welcome the relaunch of a new network app called GOINOUT - the premier dedicated nightlife social networking platform.

Trying out the app was so fun and it was very easy for me to navigate around the program. I logged in using my Facebook account so I didn't have to register, and it was really user-friendly. Easily comprehensible instructions and I was surprised that quite a number of my online friends, especially the ones who are always out on a gimmick checking out the different bars, clubs and other events places.

The image above is what I got from my email after I downloaded the GoinOut app on my Android phone and joined the "social nightlife network".

Searching for the app at the Google Play Store was incredibky fast. Downloading the app just took a few seconds, and installing the app took only a few minutes of my time. It was up and running, and showing me the party feeds, before I could say "I'm impress!".

The party feeds will definitely help me find out what are the great events out there both locally and outside the Philippines. It shows me where my online friends are and lists down what they recommend as the places to be. It also allows us to share photos or selfies, and everyone can "heart" it (the same way as a "Like").

Obviously, GoinOut came from "going out", and as soon as this app becomes more popular for the events organizers to advertise or submit their events on the site, this app will be very useful for the party goers and nightlife addicts. It will be a great way to connect with people of the same interests.

Your choice is to create an account or login using your existing Facebook account.

You'll see your full first name and last name initial as newly joined once you login for the first time and you're branded as one of the new "HOTTIES". I was laughing out loud reading "Just Joined GoinOut New Hotties".

The apps will show where your friends are "checked in" and where they are "goin later"

It will also display their recommended places to hang out and party all night.

When you click on a choice, you then get more information about the event.

You can post photos and your friends or followers may "heart" it. I really do not know what's the terminology but you'll see a red heart with a number in the middle and you can click it to increase the number...very similar to "Like".

You have choices at the menu for Party Feed, Hot Places & Events, Rewards, Chat, To Photos, Profile, and Search plus a More option.

Another "event" that I tried to check containing the address, date and time and information about the event.

The Hot Places & Events has subchoices like "What's Hot, Nearby, and Events. Everything is intuitive and clearly understandable.

What's Hot also shows you a list of places. There's a yellow star with a number. so I am assuming this could probably be the number of recommendations.

There's also a symbol there similar to the one in Google map so it also opens up a map  when you click on "see on map".

ThTop Photos contains several photos that were probably uploaded and most liked by GoinOut subscribers.

 Lol! I am not surprised here why this belongs to the "Top Photos" section. hehehe

The "Search" menu will open up a section where you can "Enter People name" and search, of course!

There is also a "Rewards" portion where you'll probably see promos or complimentary offers, and probably some perks and freebies or incentives for the GoinOut subscribers.

The "More" option gives you the following options to "Send Us Feedback" , "Invite Friends by Email/SMS", "Review on Play Sore", "GoinOut Web" and to "Like Us on Facebook".

It's an opportunity to visit the GoinOut Facebook page and click on that "Like"

My final word: This app is an awesome way to connect with friends and events. I'm sure to use this to track what's happening around the Metro and even in other countries, and be able to lurk on some online friends (joke).

It is a fun way to manage your bar-hopping and events-cruising activities. I will definitely recommend this app to my friends and followers.

This is a must app for those who would like to make their party-going more organized and well-planned. Kudos to the creators of GoinOut!

There's Goinout on Android and  Goinout on iOS

Do you want to know more about the GoinOut app? Below are some of their official press releases for yur reading pleasure. 

Social networking has always been very popular in the Philippines. A research from blog 24/7 Wall Street put the Philippines as the number one country in Asia that has 93.9% of the nation signed up to Facebook.

In terms of nightlife, Philippines is one of the most happening countries in South-East Asia, offering incredible experiences. With a plethora of exotic hang outs, bars, clubs, discos around, party goers in the Philippines are spoilt for choice. This is what the creators of Goinout have spotted as a big opportunity, a huge market – the social networking trend combined with nightlife experiences. Introducing Goinout – The Social Nightlife Network app for the iPhone & Android.

Goinout delivers all that Philippines’ nightlife enthusiasts need to socialize and explore the endless nightlife choices. It redefines the nightlife experience and brings about a "revolution of the way we're going out every night". With social media booming in the country, low costs of Android mobile phones and the rise of the mobile internet, the creators of Goinout are confident that the application will soon steal people's attention as they use Manila as a launching pad.

Android Release & Cool New Features

With the much-vaunted release of the Android version of the app, users can now interact with a greater number of like-minded clubbers and party-goers. The app now boasts a dedicated camera feature for users to upload pictures from their nights out, thus, making it easier for other users of the app to decide on the best
parties to go to. In the coming months, users can also expect more rewards that can be redeemed via the app as Goinout partners up with clubs & bars all over the city. With the current member base at approximately 40,000 strong from the IOS community alone, this figure is expected to grow exponentially in the coming months - especially with aggressive and innovative marketing strategies in the pipeline. "We've been very fortunate that the Singapore Infocomm and Technology Federation has recently awarded us with a grant to bring our product and services to the next level - not only through tech improvements but with such valuable support from the SITF grant, we can explore more innovative and cost-effective mo es of marketing and awareness-creation." says Vasu Gulati, Marketing Head of Goinout.

This is good news for both advertisers and venue operators alike as they seek to garner the attention of an increasingly affluent, yet, demanding consumer base. With Goinout's highly targeted member base (over 18, socially mobile and have money to spend while hitting up nightspots), the founders expect to receive very positive support and demand from marketers and venue operators alike.

Advertisers Playing A More Significant Role.

With several category leaders from the lifestyle industry as potential advertisers lined up, the plan is to allow these advertisers more autonomy in deciding how they want to reach out to the lucrative member base. From product discounts to giveaways, these advertisers have been hand-picked to ensure that they are plugging products and services that would appeal to the lifestyle of the typical Goinout user: 18-50 years of age, socially mobile, time-poor but cash-rich executives and entrepreneurs who trust that the app will allow them to be at the right parties at the right time, always. With advertisers providing such innovative and content-rich support, the Goinout user experience will be all that more rich, fun and

Greater Interaction Between Clubs/Bars and Consumers. In addition to a smoother, faster and more fluid user experience, Goinout users can expect to enjoy and capitalize on cool new features like photo-sharing and instant messaging. With the photo-sharing function, users can interact with their communities, and tribes real-time by sharing interesting and cool photos of the going-ons in the clubs and bars they visit, thus, providing a visually impactful and accurate review of the venue they are patronising. "When the sun is out on a Sunday, my routine would be to check out who's at Tanjong Beach Club and if it's worth my trip there or not - usually it is" says Vasu.

Over time, venue operators will be given access to an easy-to-use interface where they can post the latest updates on promotions and activities to ensure that they speak to the member base in as effective and as alluring manner possible.

A Well-Rounded Team

With a well-rounded team headed by individuals with vast experience and competence in the nightlife entertainment, information technology, luxury lifestyle and new business development, the Goinout team has been working round-the-clock to ensure that the app will be a winning platform for consumers, advertisers and venue operators alike with a vision to expand into the region in the coming 12 months.

For Enquiries:

Vasu Gulati
Head of Marketing

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