Batsignals used the Sinch SDK to build their unique iOS messaging app at the DeveloperWeek hackathon. Keep reading to learn more about the story behind Batsignals, in the words of one of the team members. Note: Butter is the name of a bar in San Francisco.
– “It’s Wednesday night at 8:47 PM. You’re hit with a sudden, inescapable urge for crappy bargain drinks, yuppie hipsters, and deep fried twinkies. – That’s right, it’s Butter time. – So you throw on your light blue chukkas and send out a text blast to your 50 closest bros and bro-etc, causing your phone to rumble uncontrollably for the next 2 hours as the texts pour in like hot melted golden deliciousness, eventually rumbling so hard that it causes a singularity in space-time and the universe collapses. – All that, and your homie Nord gets his feathers in a bunch because you forgot to invite him.
Sorry Nord. – Being a socially conscious young adult, you decide universal stability is more important, so you create a Facebook event.
No you don’t. Nobody creates a Facebook event to go to Butter.
Meetup? Foursquare? Evites? Having your mom personally call every one of your friends and ply them with tang and pizza slices? In 2015, our glorious technological present, we have failed to solve one of the world’s most pressing injustices: how do you get your crew together to fight crime and make questionable decisions?
Glorious Michael Keaton to the rescue yet again. The Batsignal. In an hour of desperation, throw up the batsignal to send an alert to the citizens of your friendslist and local area. Once you opt in, you can chat normally with the good people of your quest. No more annoying, universe ending group MMS, no more worrying that you forgot nord. Just Batman, fighting tooth and nail to get you to butter.” /Nick Bergseng
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