Palaround started out as a platonic friending app. It has actually been labeled the “Tinder for finding friends”. It is easy to register and once that is done, the app asks you three questions and based on your answers, proximity and mutual friends shows you people you should meet.
This maybe nothing new, but the startup has recently introduced a new product aimed at bringing the Tinder-like swiping app to private enterprises and organizations and closed networks, such as universities, festivals, private clubs and conferences.
- The app’s interface is rather simple with a variety of standard features like one-click registration via Facebook, personal chats and an algorithm that helps connect users by taking into consideration factors important to the app at hand — like location, similar work field or those with friends in common, among other things
- There is a chat groups feature with an option of adding all user’s connections to a single chat room called a “society”
- Available on AppStore Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android version is coming soon
- Available in English only
- Palaround is free for download
- For organizations and enterprises, there are three solutions currently available: starter and business priced at 29$ and 99$/month respectively, and enterprise with a negotiable price. The pricing is based on the number of users, volume of data transfer and storage
- For enterprises, the app is still at the beta testing stage
Only a few weeks into beta version, around 50 companies have signed up to test the new platform, among them, Toyota, Lexus, Cordel Wine Institute, SMU Mustangs, the University of Miami and others