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Ripple: A new take on sharing

Ripple

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What is Ripple?

The idea behind Ripple is simple, you create a post and it goes to the seven closest people to you with the app. They in turn can choose to kill the ripple or ripple it themselves, and it goes to the seven closest people to them. Ripple also visualizes the spread of every post on a map.

Why did you build the app and how is it different from what is currently available?

Whether your story, picture, idea, etc. spreads online often time doesn’t have to do with the quality of the content, but rather the number of followers you have. We want quality content to spread regardless of who has the idea.

Our product does not depend on a follower system

Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.

Team right now consists of:

Paul (founder) – Harvard ’13
Dean (founders brother) – UCSD ’15
Brandon – UCSD ’15
Shubhanker Kapoor  – currently enrolled at UCSD

Where can people find out more?

Map visualization example: http://www.getripple.io/ripple.html?id=EVLTEMBYf1

Featured on:
http://www.geekwire.com/2015/ripple/
http://www.raywenderlich.com/94330/readers-app-reviews-january-2015
http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/17/spread-kind-messages-far-and-wide-with-the-ripple-e