Welcome to BigFriendo.com kickstarter campaign and thank you for stopping by!
So why did I start BigFriendo, when there are numerous social networking sites out there already? Well for a variety of reasons, actually...
1. Because I have needed a site like this for years!
2. If I needed it, then maybe you needed it too.
3. Friends make life better.
It’s simple really, I have lived in 9 different cities in the last 12 years and even though I have enjoyed each and every move, the first thing I miss (always) are my friends. Yes, its fun to explore museums, boutiques, cafes and the sites of a new city, but after a while... it just gets lonely doing everything by yourself. Thus, I wanted to create a website that helped speed up the process of meeting potential friends. BigFriendo is not only for those just moving to a city or even a new place, but also for all those moments in life when things change....
When you graduate
or get a dog
or have a baby
or get a divorce
or break up
or get out of rehab
or change career paths
or change your life direction
or want to start a band
or learn how to cook
or are interested in home brewing
or need some new energy around you.
Doing stuff, learning and just enjoying the company of other people is what life is all about, we all need friends and some times we need new ones or different ones or don’t have any to begin with - whatever the reason is Big Friendo wants to help!
Phase 1 is complete!!
I've created a beta version out-of-pocket (with my own funding) which you can check out and join here if you would like. But now my pockets are empty and I need your help to get phase 2 off the ground and running.
Phase 2 includes the necessary and apparently expensive things needed for this application to be successful such as:
internal messaging (inbox, outbox, compose and send messages, trash)
internal chatting (ability to chat with other people on the site)
Separation from facebook (if FB goes down my site will still be accessible)
mobile application use
event posting and newsfeed
It's a short list, but it is a pricey one.
Just think of all those moments in life when you were like - "man I wish my friends were here!" or "ughh everyone is friends with my ex, I need some new people to hang out with!" or "Sheesh what have I gotten myself into - I could really use an experienced beer brewing buddy!" or "Great! I live in this awesome new city and I know no one...guess I will play video games...home alone...again." Don't let this be you - support Big Friendo and start finding friends, real friends, good friends...new friends.
I will be ever so grateful for your generous support and belief in this project. Check out the rewards and thank you a million times!