Social Activity App Matches Recommendations To User’s Personality
Woofound learns a person's interests in order to give the best suggestions on what to do around town.
Baltimore, Maryland, duo Dan Sines and Josh Spears created an app called Woofound that suggests things user may like to do based on their personalities.
After you’ve registered and downloaded the app to your iPhone (an Android version is expected in fall 2012) Woofound presents the user with a series of photos representing potential interests. These are as far ranging as “English Cuisine” or “Joining the Army,” and sometimes as abstract as “Laughter” or “Lighthouse.” Â Woofound gets to know you based on which items you mark as Me or Not Me.
Once the app’s artificial intelligence engine becomes acquainted with a user it will offer up the suggestions. Maybe a restaurant that you’d be keen on or an out of the way museum you’ll be surprised you’d never heard of. Click on one of the choices to see the a Yelp-esque rundown of the address, hours of operation, and estimated price. From there you can press the Make a Plan button to set a date and invite friends. In the future, the apps creators hope that people will be able to use the service to match up with others who share their interests. However, until your friends adopt Woofound, you’ll be limited to sending out invites to the app.