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Citysocializer, the mobile and Web-based app that helps you tap into social gatherings in your locale, is finally expanding beyond its UK roots to launch in its first international city: New York City.
Founded in 2007 as Citysocialising by former BBC producer Sanchita Saha, the app rebranded as Citysocializer last year, just as it introduced its first native mobile app. As for how it works, you basically tag your profile with what you like and the neighbourhoods and cities you frequent. You can then liaise with like-minded people for meetups, or view other ‘Socials’ already happening nearby.
Following a three-month private beta phase, Citysocializer is now opening for business in the Big Apple, an occasion marked by a launch event on Saturday September 20 at 7.30pm, at Turnmill NYC, 119 East 27th St.
New York is a huge market for sure, offering much potential for growth. And we’re told that more international markets are planned for the coming year.
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