I wanted break my blogging hiatus this Friday the 13th not with cute pictures of my puppy or the delicious treats I have been baking to announce a new venture, I have been working on with some friends. It is a startup based out of Oakland, California and it is a (free!) smartphone app that aims to make the social decision-making process less of a headache; I’m the social media/PR guy.
Let’s face it: making plans with friends and family for drinks/birthdays/reunions can get quite tedious and even just deciding on a venue can cause quite the headache! Even with the modern graces of technology and help of social networks like Facebook and Twitter, coordinating plans with others can be difficult – 0ne person doesn’t like this bar, that bar doesn’t stock enough local beers, one of your buds doesn’t eat meat and is only available every other Friday – you get the idea. Coordinating plans with friends and family can be a pain in the neck.
This is where Deci can help! Deci is a new, innovative, easy-to-use app that helps planning events with friends more convenient – and even fun. Simply enter an event, like “baseball game” or “drinks & appetizers,” select the date, time, and friends you want to invite from your Facebook friends list, and sit back and let the magic happen.
Friends will be able to vote on a particular choice on a colorful gameboard until a unanimous vote is reached, and there is also a cool chat feature you can use to toss ideas back and forth.
Here are the founders of Deci, Nick Resnick and Sam Pasarow, with a quick demonstration on how Deci works: