SOURCE: ActivityPal Inc.

ActivityPal Inc.

June 25, 2014 09:00 ET

Stop "Like"-ing and Start Living: ActivityPal Launches Fun App to Plan Activities Within Your Friend Circles

Leveraging Phone Contacts, the ActivityPal App Offers an Easy, Fun and Safe Way for People to Plan Activities Within a Trusted Friend Network

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2014) - How many times have you wanted to check out a new movie or go hiking but can't seem to find somebody within your friend circle to do it with? There is an app for that.

Today, ActivityPal launched the only mobile app that combines the best of phone contacts, social networking and mobile messaging in one app to do a simple but important thing -- plan real-world activities. It promises an easy, fun and safe way for people to leverage their trusted networks to connect, engage and participate in activities with like-minded folks.

"The idea is that we should use technology to live meaningful lives and engage in activities that we love, rather than just spending more time online," said co-founder and CEO Ike Singh. "It's time to stop pretending that just by 'liking' a few friends' photos, we are social and connected. Let's plan actual activities with pals and activate our real lives. We want to empower people so they can count on technology as a resource -- not as a distraction."

Following a recent stream of viral videos rallying people not to let technology get in the way of real-life, ActivityPal walks the walk and more: The app connects people with their friends, as well as their friends' circles, to ensure that they are physically interacting within a tightly knit network and reliable 'circle of trust.' This safety element relieves people from the awkwardness of "blind" meet-ups or meeting for the first time through location-based or other social apps.

Earlier this year, ActivityPal received a major vote of confidence in the form of a $5 million Series A funding round from co-founder and main investor, Sameer Gehlaut. Sameer is the Chairman of Indiabulls Group, which is valued at $3.6 billion.

Following its exciting beta launch in Seattle, ActivityPal will expand into San Francisco and London in July.

Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Real Worlds

Simple, streamlined and dedicated to a single mission of bridging virtual and real worlds for people through actual, real-life activities, the app's key distinguishing feature is its "Activity Screen."

The screen presents broad categories: dining, movies, networking, concerts, outdoors, fitness, sports, travel and so on. Once registered on the app, you can easily check off your interest in any or all of the relevant categories.

Next, by just tapping on any category, you can view your contacts or friends' contacts that have indicated interest in the same activities. This presents an opportunity for anyone with shared affinity to send a message or activity invite to meet at a specified time and location.

Once accepted, the invite will appear on the app's built-in calendar that organizes and keeps tracks of all activities scheduled using the app.

The ActivityPal app also includes a free messaging functionality and Twitter-like social feed where you can share pictures and post social blasts to your entire pal network.

Super Intern Contest: June 16 through August 15

In conjunction with its Seattle launch, ActivityPal unveiled its inaugural Super Intern Contest, challenging young, college-age talents to put their marketing and networking powers to the test.

From June 16 to August 15, the top ten contestants generating the most downloads on the ActivityPal app wins the elusive "unicorn" of all internships -- a fully paid, six week marketing internship at ActivityPal's Seattle headquarters, at $1,000 per week. Internship period will start on August 25 and end October 3.

Check out ActivityPal's latest happenings on Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The ActivityPal app is currently available for download on iPhone and Android.

About ActivityPal
ActivityPal's mission is to connect people with their pals and engage in real world activities that they love. We want to empower people so they can count on technology as a resource -- not as a distraction.

ActivityPal is the only mobile app that offers social messaging and activity planning capabilities in an easy, fun and safe network of your friends and their friends' circles.

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