Visor Lets You See How Crowded Your Nearby Club Is
What did you eat for lunch? Instagram.
Where did you eat the lunch? Facebook.
How long the line is where you ate the lunch? Visor.
So you can now let others see what you see from your eyes at a certain place or time. Founded by Jason White, Visor can let you know if a particular toy is available at Toys ‘R Us, or how crowded the club is, or if there’s a sale at Macy’s. The venture has raised $500,000 for the project and bootstrapped through the creation of the app and launch.
“Something special is happening when people use the app,” said White. “They seem to light up like a kid at a magic show and become excited about what’s possible. I personally answered someone in Honk Kong looking to see local weather conditions and asking what he should pack for an upcoming trip to NYC.”
The system works in a simple manner:
- Make a request (“Take a picture of the coffee shop”) and put it out for the world.
- The request is pushed to users nearby the place who open the app and take a picture.
- The picture appears on a map for others to view.
- You get a notification that your request has been completed.
Visor is not monetized yet so all photos are free but you can expect the company to charge interested users. Though it is unlikely that many people would be interested in paying to find out the size of the queue, White also foresees as expanding the use of the app to start micro-tasks market, like “Please grab me a coffee,” which have more credibility of being monetized.