Glomper is an exciting new app with a funny name that debuted here at SXSW Interactive in Austin Texas this week. Once the weather cleared we started seeing Glomper peope everywhere with shirts on that say “Hug me I’m awesome”. Apparently Glomper mean hug. However this app is not the hugging app.
Glomper Events is the perfect app for anyone with an active social life to discovery and share events through social media and photos. It combines already existing social media ideas like for instance, Facebook events, flickr, and any one of the many discovery apps released at SXSW this year and rolls them into one.
With Glomper Events, there’s an interface that looks somewhat like Pinterest. From the interface users can view an event, find an event, heart (like) an event and then share and comment on photos taken at the event.
More, including video, after the break
“Social media plays a huge role in our online and offline social lives – that’s how we hear about events, conferences, meet-ups; decide which clubs, restaurants, bars are the best; what parties are going on, if it’s rocking or if it’s a dud – and for the busy social butterfly, there’s currently no way to track it all in one place – instead we’re forced to scour our social networks for information and piece it all together ourselves” said Glomper CEO Alex Borodich, in a release this week. He went on to say: “Glomper Events is the perfect mobile app for everyone with an active social life, who likes to explore new places, and meet new people – we want to bring the engagement of social media to their offline world, and what better place to launch than at SXSW.”
Borodich explains Glomper in our video above from SXSW’s Interactive Trade Show.
Download Glomper Events in the Google Play Store, today