From deciding whether to try out the new restaurant downtown or selecting a TV series to watch over the weekend, the first thing we turn to is advice. Be it seeking advice from friends or checking out reviews online, we all feel the need to check out recommendations before making the decision.
Our sources generally include online review platforms, customer ratings, Google search or simply turning to friends for suggestions. Most of us, however, turn to social media to check if any of our friends have a suggestion.
This usually means, we are likely to spend hours before we finally make a choice. Existing review platforms do not really help because there is just too much of different opinion. Additionally, you do not really know how genuine these recommendations are. Star ratings and consumer reviews don’t help much either.
Finally, you check back with your network of friends. However, the chances of getting such a list from friends when you need help is very slim, not to mention the time they would take to get back to you.
Morten Schroeder and Markus Straarup found themselves in a similar predicament where they constantly kept asking friends for the best podcasts to listen. And that’s when it struck them – why not have an app where you could easily share recommendations with your friends and family across categories like Movies, Books, Music, Podcasts, Food, Shopping etc. Why not have this community who can provide constant inspiration to read, watch and listen?
And so Friendspire came to life, built by two friends – Markus Straarup and Schroeder.
How Does Friendspire Work?
You can check out Friendspire to find out what’s trending, what your friends are up to or check out expert recommendations from people you admire. The Friendspire community is not just made of friends and family, but also tastemakers that curate the best content for you.
If you are new to Friendspire and don’t have friends yet, you can check out recommendations from others or check our curated list of best content so you still get your answers faster than if you were to rely on Google search, Instagram or customer reviews. Friendspire covers all categories that people generally seek recommendations on – Movies, Books, Restaurants, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Bars and Clubs.
You simply need to add a review and its gets added to your library. That essentially means once you share your review about something, it adds to your library so you ultimately build a whole list of things you like or recommend.
So the next time when you recommend a movie to your friend and cannot recall the name, you can always refer to your library. Similarly you can also check out other people’s library for suggestions! In short, Friendspire is not just a platform to share reviews but an invaluable resource for searching and sharing great content with family. After as they say, “life is defined by the choices you make, so make the right ones”.