November 18th, 2008

Shizzow starts shouting in the Bay Area


ShizzowPortland-based Shizzow—the service designed to help you find and meet up with friends as quickly and easily as possible—has had a good run in the Portland area. But now, they’re feeling the need to stretch their horizons a bit.

And where better for a cool Web-based and SMS-friendly app to stretch than the Bay Area? Um. Well, nowhere, really. So, starting today, Shizzow has decided to expand its “heretofore relegated to the Silicon Forest” user base to include our friends in San Francisco and the surrounding area.

Now, granted, our friends to the south get to test this kind of thing more often than most. Why should they take a look at Shizzow? According to the folks at Shizzow—arguably the best ones to respond—there are a number of reasons their service is different.

But the one that strikes me—an active Shizzow user—as the most poignant is this one:

We developed Shizzow to solve a specific need: the desire to find our friends and hang out with them. The other services had so much clutter that we weren’t able to effectively solve our need using any of the existing location-based applications.

If you’re in the Silicon Forest and haven’t had a chance to try Shizzow yet, drop a comment below and I’ll get you on board. Same goes for our Shizzow neighbors in the Silicon Valley. Or you can always go straight to the source.

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7 Responses to “Shizzow starts shouting in the Bay Area”

  1. Tony Zito says:

    I’d love to give it a spin, thanks!

  2. David Smith says:

    Please sign me up for Shizzow too. Thanks!

  3. I’ve been using Shizzow for about two weeks and I’m hooked. It’s simple and gives me an additional context about people and places in the Portland community.

    Shizzow! Shizzow San Francisco!

  4. nitsuj says:

    Great design. Any idea on their monetization plans?

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