I hit a point in my life where not enough of my friends lived around me. We did the occasional social thing which was great, but there were a lot of things about my life that changed. Life was much easier when they lived closer. We could play tennis and cricket together, borrow things we each owned, bum rides off each other. We could share our problems and easily find solutions through our cumulative experiences and resources. The fact of the matter is that when I needed something, it was always easy to ask my friends.
When my friends moved away some of these things became harder to do. What bothered me the most was that I no longer had anyone to play tennis with. I saw people at the public courts, but they usually came in pairs. I tried Craigslist, but that didn’t seem to work. I felt the need to connect with my neighbors, but I just couldn’t find an easy way to do it. I thought to myself - “What if I stood on the top of my roof and shouted out to them? Does anyone want to play tennis?”.
Now, I know that we can’t all go around shouting from our rooftops, that would be kinda stupid. But what if our phones could do the shouting for us? And that is how the idea of shoutt was born…out of my necessity and need to connect with my neighbors.
It’s hard to reach out to people who aren’t part of our social circle. But if you think about it, we are already connected by living in the same neighborhood, working at the same place, or studying in the same school. And we are all faced with similar problems. The hard part is asking people you don’t know.
That’s why we built Shoutt. We wanted to make lives easier and to take the pain out of asking. Just shoutt about what you need and we’ll find someone around you who is most likely to help.