|By PR Newswire||
|March 31, 2014 07:00 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Split (http://www.gottasplit.com), a company dedicated to helping people avoid awkward encounters, today announced the launch of the company and its apps for iOS and Android in the US market. Split also disclosed a $1 million seed investment from high-profile private investors, including entrepreneur, investor, and real estate and fashion mogul, Christopher Burch; Warner Music Group Director and PERFORM Board Member, Jorg Mohaupt; international designer, actress and fashion icon, Dodo Bar Or; CEO and Co-Founder of acclaimed advertising and branding agency Zarmon Goldman DDB, Hadar Goldman; private venture capitalist and board member of several internet businesses, Alex Zubillaga; and PERFORM Joint CEO and Board Member, Oliver Slipper.
The Split apps work by gathering a person's existing contact and social information (as they permit) as well as public social network data from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare. From there, the user selects people to avoid, scans the area for "avoidees," and if avoidees are in the area, Split immediately provides the user an escape route to avoid the encounter.
"Just imagine a world that no matter where you go, you only run in to people you want to meet," said Udi Dagan, CEO and Founder of Split. "The idea for Split was born on a frustrating night, about two years ago, when I ran into my ex-girlfriend in a bar. After a few awkward minutes, I hurriedly gathered my friends out of there and into another pub down the street, where I literally bumped into another ex… Not a good night."
"Split challenges all of the community-based businesses 'helping people connect'. It challenges the herd - the millions of people trapped and cornered by social networking," said Hadar Goldman. "It challenges 'big brother' and the very basic, long-gone ability to live our lives in privacy, whenever and however we choose to, and particularly when it comes to encounters in the 'real world'."
Split is intuitive and designed to work in the background, using only a tiny fraction of battery power per hour, after a quick initial setup. The iOS and Android apps provide users with a full "Anti-Social" experience with immersive features, including:
- "Who With": Sees who is hanging out with your avoidees
- "Who's There": Scans distant locations and your favorite hangout spots for avoidees
- "Danger Zones": Prevents you from going where your avoidees frequent
- "Escape Route": Provides an actionable plan, via arrows on a map, to circumnavigate avoidees
- "Event Alerts": Alerts you if an avoidee is attending an event you're planning on attending
- "Off the Grid": Allows Split users to, for up to an hour and a half, avoid being detected, so other users can't avoid them
Split will continuously launch new features over the next six to twelve months to provide people with a full range of antisocial experiences.
"An Anti-Social Inspiration."
An early version of the app was tested in beta in Israel in November 2013. Within twenty-four hours, the app reached number five in the iTunes store in social and was featured in numerous media outlets. The response was overwhelming - people wanted a technology that can help them avoid other people: ex-girlfriends/boyfriends, former and current bosses, high school and college friends, parents and other relatives - anyone that would create an awkward encounter for both parties.
"During the process of designing the Split app, it was really interesting to see how people reacted to the idea of an app that's primarily targeted at avoiding other people," stated Dagan. "At first, most would twist up their face and start laughing. But then, when I gave examples of different situations where it could come in handy (my favorite is still 'imagine running into your parents on a first date'), all of a sudden a light bulb went on and a revelation was noted - 'Oh, I see… That's actually pretty useful!'"
Videos on the concept of Split and product demonstration can be seen on Split's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpd_z0T6h0unyk7LQtQpKRw/feed
Download the iOS app here: https://itunes.apple.com/il/app/split-the-anti-social-app/id668717017?mt=8
Download the Android app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.getspl
Split (http://www.gottasplit.com) is the only "Anti-Social" company to work with all of the major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare as well as the only one with both iOS and Android apps, available for free download today. Split is providing people with a full anti-social experience with intuitive and comprehensive features to help everyone easily avoid awkward unwanted encounters.
President Obama recently announced the launch of a new national awareness campaign to "encourage more Americans to move beyond passwords – adding an extra layer of security like a fingerprint or codes sent to your cellphone." The shift from single passwords to multi-factor authentication couldn’t be timelier or more strategic. This session will focus on why passwords alone are no longer effective, and why the time to act is now. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Chris Webber, security strateg...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:45 AM EST Reads: 464
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 04:30 AM EST Reads: 1,023
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it has become the most popular among the new wave of applications running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations at Redis Labs, shared the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
Dec. 9, 2016 04:15 AM EST Reads: 3,529
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:15 AM EST Reads: 1,440
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Dec. 9, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 563
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Dec. 9, 2016 04:00 AM EST Reads: 6,336
"We are a custom software development, engineering firm. We specialize in cloud applications from helping customers that have on-premise applications migrating to the cloud, to helping customers design brand new apps in the cloud. And we specialize in mobile apps," explained Peter Di Stefano, Vice President of Marketing at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 03:30 AM EST Reads: 470
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
Dec. 9, 2016 03:00 AM EST Reads: 380
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
Dec. 9, 2016 02:15 AM EST Reads: 6,229
The idea of comparing data in motion (at the sensor level) to data at rest (in a Big Data server warehouse) with predictive analytics in the cloud is very appealing to the industrial IoT sector. The problem Big Data vendors have, however, is access to that data in motion at the sensor location. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Scott Allen, CMO of FreeWave, discussed how as IoT is increasingly adopted by industrial markets, there is going to be an increased demand for sensor data from the outermos...
Dec. 9, 2016 02:00 AM EST Reads: 3,048
"Qosmos has launched L7Viewer, a network traffic analysis tool, so it analyzes all the traffic between the virtual machine and the data center and the virtual machine and the external world," stated Sebastien Synold, Product Line Manager at Qosmos, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 9, 2016 01:45 AM EST Reads: 987
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
Dec. 9, 2016 01:45 AM EST Reads: 1,955
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
Dec. 9, 2016 01:15 AM EST Reads: 3,977
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Dec. 9, 2016 01:15 AM EST Reads: 1,660
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes how...
Dec. 9, 2016 12:45 AM EST Reads: 5,120