‘Foursquare For Stoners’ App Lets You Share Your Buzz
Really the bounty of know-how’s cup overfloweth. Hashish people who smoke of the world wishing they might share their buzz with others can achieve this by way of an nameless geolocation app referred to as Who Is Joyful, on iOS and Android.
Colloquially dubbing itself a ‘Foursquare for Stoners’, the simply-acquired-excessive checkin app is the work of Paulo Costa — an epilepsy sufferer who is hoping the ensuing publicity helps to decriminalize hashish in his native Brazil, given its medical potential as a remedy for decreasing seizures.
Who Is Glad was launched in Brazil in January, the place it pushed into the highest 30 most downloaded apps. This week it’s opened for downloads within the U.S., and Costa is presently in Silicon Valley taking conferences to attempt to drum up investor curiosity, earlier than heading to Denver for extra conferences (and, nicely, the Hashish Cup). He’s bootstrapped improvement up thus far.
As we famous final December, VCs are sparking up extra weed-tech investments. Within the 12 months as much as that time, CrunchBase recorded 29 enterprise investments in hashish startups for a complete of almost $ninety million in capital dedicated. As pot will get decriminalized the entrepreneurs are primed to maneuver in and make a (authorized) killing.
The Who Is Comfortable app lets customers faucet a button to tag their buzz on a map — suitably hazily, with checkins indicated on the map by a puff of inexperienced smoke with a radius of 1km for 4 hours after the checkin button is pushed, making it tough to pinpoint the precise location and second a spliff/blunt/joint/doobie/Camberwell Carrot/pétard was sparked. Particular person customers are by no means tagged.
In addition to testing the place fellow people who smoke have been getting excessive, customers can see a worldwide leaderboard of happiness by nation, and acquire their very own stats to quantify their spliff smoking.
The app is free to obtain however Costa sees future enterprise potential by constructing it out into a worldwide social community for hashish people who smoke — monetizing by way of advertisements. “We’re working in some new options to offer to customers helpful geolocated details about dispensaries and docs, whom will be capable of promote on our platform,” he tells TechCrunch.
Presumably on-demand snack supply startups may additionally find synergies with such a cheerful and hungry group.