"Crowdshout" for iPhone now Available
April 30, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsNew York – April 30th, 2013 – Crowdshout, the app that makes getting involved with social causes easier for people with smartphones, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013, that it is now available for download in the Apple App Store. Crowdshout is a mobile application that puts social action in the palm of your hand so you can stay fully engaged with the causes you care about. By leveraging the power of the smartphone, Crowdshout uses location and calendar based information to drive coordinated actions designed to make a difference. On the Crowdshout platform each cause is configured with a set of action tools to help promote the cause. Action tools include sending email messages, tweeting on Twitter®, posting to your Facebook® timeline, making phone calls, and reading the latest news items about the cause.
Crowdshout leverages a concept called "micro actions", a number of small tasks taken by individuals that get magnified through group participation. When joining a cause, the tools for that cause are configured into the notification system of the phone, to remind the user to perform the actions at a specified time. The timing aspect is important, because one of the unique capabilities of the Crowdshout platform is to coordinate actions by many people at the same time for maximum impact. Think about creating a "tweet storm" on Twitter®, or initiating a phone campaign blitz to light up the telephone switches of US Senators or Representatives.
"Crowdshout's availability on the iPhone will extend the reach of our cause tremendously", said Ryan Schoenike, Executive Director of The Can Kicks Back. "We have been excited about leveraging this technology and having it available on the iPhone will definitely initiate more engagement by our members."
Crowdshout is being offered in two models. First as an open platform, the Crowdshout application is available for free on the App Store and Google Market and individuals can join causes and use the platform to take actions and make a difference. Alternatively, Crowdshout can be provided as a service for an organization or a group as a "Branded" experience. The Crowdshout app can be rebranded to fit the look and feel of an organization and then the Crowdshout tools and infrastructure can be leveraged to provide a specific branded experience.
Download on iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crowdshout/id629927769?ls=1&mt=8
Download on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crowdshout
Visit www.crowdshout.com to learn more and view our video.
The Crowdshout app is developed by Crowdshout Inc., founded in 2012.
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 (http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2013) is TechCrunch's fourth annual conference in New York City. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where 30 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 1000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is April 27 - May 1, 2013 at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street (at 8th Ave.) Manhattan, NY.
If you would like further information on Crowdshout or would like to schedule an interview, please contact:
Glenn Vander Laan, Co-Founder, Crowdshout Inc.
Phone: (862) 259-2292