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We believe technology can make the world more empathetic, that’s why we are building imeyou.

Cars have taken us off the streets, where we used to bump into each other and often stopped to chat. Cubicles have taken away a bit of warmth in workplaces, as have factories and even mobile to some extent. Television has planted us firmly in our living rooms, instead of out with other people. Moreso, even movie theaters, where many people get together, cut us off from true conversation because we’re staring at a big screen. Software is eating the world and the possibility of building real connections. And while I’m not ranting against any of these inventions (except perhaps the cubicle), what we must guard against is the tendency of that individuality to have us focused on ourselves to the exclusion of our fellow human beings.

We are building imeyou to strike back against the selfishness and greed of our modern world, and help out a fellow human being today.

So what is this imeyou all about, and why should you care?
Imeyou is the social network to find help from people around and help someone around us. It’s a free to join platform to stay in the know about what’s going on in your neighborhood or in any other locality. Be it to find a dog walker, finding volunteers for an upcoming event in the society, pooling a car, or even alerts about what’s new in the area. There are so many things we can do for people around us, we just need an easier way to discover and connect with them.

Right now, it’s a web app, and a simple screen to make a wish. Nothing to get excited about … except that it will become better and better as people use it. And if you’re wondering, what’s with the name ? it’s instant me to you connect.

How it works ? (Best experience on desktop)

Login on www.imeyo.io from either Facebook or Twitter.

You can then click on Near Me to see what’s happening in your city and what are the NEEDS of people around you then you can either help them or post your own need. (be sure to accept location access) 

You can Change Location and enter the place you wish to travel virtually and chat with the people there.

I often use it to find the weather updates and eateries at my next destination 🙂

Our Vision – Help someone, someone will help you.
Who hasn’t hoped for a genie to come and fulfill their every desire? The world is full of cities and towns and is constantly growing larger. But the people within them are less connected in their own neighbourhoods. We still need that genie, don’t we? We’re imagining to have that anywhere, everywhere. And we can do it only with you, when we all pledge to help someone, and someone will help us.

Make a wish on www.imeyou.io 

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  1. wow. i love the idea of helping someone, somewhere 🙂 

    it doesn’t even have to be near!!!

    jokes apart, this seems to be interesting vartika!

    i signed up via fb – that was seamless!

    i tried changing my location – managed to in a couple of steps – first goa, india – it placed me at some other location in goa. so i keyed in dona paula, goa – it got that right 🙂 now it’s added some other colony (nearby only) – must be another member’s address i guess.

    my question – what if i’m not comfy in adding my address? does it still work well considering we’re talking about neighbourhoods….

    good luck – will explore more soon and will get back to you. more in person when we meet during my next visit to delhi!! 

  2. Thank you Asha for the kind words.

    I’m glad you liked it. So you need not add your address, nor anyone can see where exactly you are located – you can just change location and virtually travel anywhere in the world and at the same time keep connected in your current neighbourhoods / nearby areas. Think when you are in office and need to borrow a mobile charger, look for people around you.. when on the road, need help with car or anything; when travelling to a new city finding people nearby gets easy 🙂

  3. Nice concept – but needs MASSIVE volume

    Suggestions:

    Why not as an APP on Facebook?

    The web version takes my Internet Provider’s IP and thats a bad start to location

    How about a drop down list of ‘help’ and ‘get help’. Then match making could work?

    White label this with your branding for therodinhoods!

  4. Thanks a ton Alok for giving it a shot. Much appreciated. Suggestions, well noted.

    It’s just a prototype, we are still understanding data and user behavior to build this as per what our community wants. Our vision is to build a geosocial community of genuinely nice people [think one big what’s app or facebook group] We are working on gamifying (recognize them for helping folks) and gratifying users to report things in their localities and much more !

    APP on Facebook is a passe’ but mobile apps is definitely on our roadmap, which is AR experience for what’s happening near you. Think you’re walking across the street and you open the app to find out what people NEED or which restaurant is offering what discount. But yes, MASSIVE volume.

    I am in it for a long haul, community building takes time. 🙂 Thanks for the support Alok. Hope to get more feedback from you.

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