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Pinser is a newly released free app that will allow users to post short 10-second videos that last on the app for 24 hours.

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The new app Pinser will keep you from ever missing another event nearby. 

Developers Kevin Lance and Matthew Weaver are embarking on a nationwide college tour with their team to promote their new app. After stopping at Georgetown University and the University of Delaware, they will arrive at Penn on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Pinser is a newly released free app that will allow users to post short 10-second videos that last on the app for 24 hours. The videos are available in a 40-mile radius. The app “enables you to discover what’s happening around you in 10 seconds or less,” Lance said. “You can get to anywhere that’s actually happening. It’s local, on your campus, where you are.”

After logging in and hitting “agree,” viewers can see the app in map or list form, all based on location. All the events are current, relevant and easily accessible. There is even a function called “take-me-there” that will give you will step-by-step directions right to the event. Upvote the good events, and downvote the irrelevant ones. The comment section can also give more insight into the event.

“You can log in any time of day, any time of night and always know exactly what’s happening,” Lance said.

The Pinser team will visit 20 schools in 23 days and will visit Penn on Sunday afternoon, bringing with them, among other freebies and promotions, their mascot and a prize wheel.

The tour is “great way to get feedback from our users — what features are important to them. In the future, we can develop the app and make it what people want it to be,” Weaver said. “We are clustering schools together, so that way a whole campus or region of the country will be on Pinser, which will then spread.”

With no profile and nothing to maintain, the app is simple and ready to go. “Log on and go, when you want and where you want,” Weaver said.  

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