Wannado App Launches in Nashville
July 2, 2013
Have you heard of Wannado yet? It’s a hyperlocal event curation app that helps users find out what they “wanna do” in Nashville. The startup is a client of ours and officially launched the app today. Read the Nashville Business Journal story on the launch here.
We love seeing the Nashville technology and startup communities grow, plus we love finding out about awesome activities in our fair city, so we’re thrilled to help spread the word about Wannado.
According to CEO Steven Buhrman, the app was designed to help Nashvillians spend less time figuring out what they want to do and more time doing what they love. Here’s a video the company put together.
Not only does the app use your tastes and preferences to point you in the direction of events you might be interested in, but it actually learns its users’ preferences and makes personalized event suggestions. The idea was to create the Spotify (a digital music streaming service) of local events. Pretty cool, we’d say.
So, what can you do with Wannado?
- Keep a pulse on your favorite live music and entertainment options
- Get tickets and add events to calendars directly from the app
- See what your friends and other locals are doing
- Discover service opportunities based on the causes you care about
- Find out where professionals are meeting up
- Follow your favorite venues and organizations
- Find nearby drink specials and invite your friends to join
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you “tune” or specify your interests.
After that I can get “Suggestions” for upcoming events by date, based on my criteria as selected above. I’ll also receive daily suggestions from Wannado.
From there, you can “Explore” anything under the sun, from over 60 categories. So if your mother-in-law is in town, you can browse museums or wine tasting events, regardless of whether or not you like these kinds of events. You can also search for events by keyword.
Lastly, I can use the “Community” function to see what my friends have “Wannado’d” or starred as an event they’re interested in. The app integrates with Facebook so my “friends” are based on existing Facebook friends.
Wannado curates its events in part by allowing anyone to post an event (you can submit one directly through the app) and by leveraging partnerships with prominent local organizations and cultural curators, including:
- Hands On Nashville
- The Nashville Entrepreneur Center
- Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance
- The Nashville Symphony
- Native Magazine
- Now Playing Nashville
- Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- The Skillery