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It happens almost every Friday and Saturday night. Classes end for the day and the flood gates open with outpouring text messages. “What are you doing for dinner?” “Going out tonight? Let’s grab drinks!” If you’re like me, you might have some difficulty getting out of the routine weekend shenanigans and trying out new places. Luckily–like everything else–”there’s an app for that,” and it’s called Bonfyre.
Bonfyre, by definition, is a geo-location app that designed exclusively for college students. By joining with a university email address, you can add friends from your contact list or search you Facebook friend list and see who’s “fyring up” at different locations. Five icons range in sizes and colors to show you the frequency of check-ins at different locales. Basically, this app designed for college students to see what’s trending and where most people are hanging out.
Cale Sears, a public relations ambassador with Off- Campus Media, says the app is only on MU, Washington University and Saint Louis University campuses. So far, about 350 people are using Bonfyre and it’s averaging about 30 new users per day. Out of its three current campuses, it has about 1,200 users.
But while hotspots are the only thing Bonfyre currently features, Sears says the MU team for Off-Campus Media is working with local downtown businesses to see if including specials on Bonfyre is a possibility.
So next time you’re itching to try a new restaurant or find a new place to grab drinks but might need some help, fyre up with Bonfyre.
Bonfyre is available for iPhone, iTouch and Android. To download, check it out in the iTunes Store.
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