The Marvel Report believes fan connection is of the utmost importance. Most of us here at TMR became friends by connecting at events like San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon, and other events. One great way to keep track of nerdy events is through the app NerdOut. Our friend Michelle has built the app from the ground up and is raising funds to expand the app in 2.0. Check out all the info below.
We’re Making a Brand New Nerd Out App! What is Nerd Out? It’s a community of nerds! It’s all about sharing and attending events with nerds like you! By using a calendar app where you can list and discover events and locations! It provides a safe place for adults & kids alike to explore in their local areas. Connect with friends, discover your local comic shop, and even submit your own events (we are user supported on submissions currently). Events are updated 5 days a week. Nerd Out has been on the market since early August 2015. The current version of Nerd Out is available for download on Apple and Android devices.
What’s the Next Generation?
The current version of the app is built on a template. In order to bring you the best app we can, we
have to build a new app from scratch. This Next generation of Nerd Out will give users even more of
what they already love!
A) Improved Geolocation
Tired of having to tell the app where you’re located? The next generation the app will be able to
pinpoint your location off the bat along with the ability to look up other locations.
B) More Locations
We know 35 locations is just NOT enough and we want to add even more! Currently, we have to
manually enter in (copy & paste) events which is time-consuming and tedious. With the next
generation, we’ll be able to add events much more efficiently. We’ll also be adding more businesses
for you to discover!
Once launched we’ll focus on filling out the United States, and the United Kingdom. Followed by
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. From there we plan to open to other countries.
Current locations on Nerd Out can be found at http://www.nerdoutapp.com
We heard our users and with the new update you will be able to search events by price, age, and
content (cosplay, gaming, conventions, comics, etc). Looking for something to bring the kids to? A
cosplay meetup? How about a date? Or just your local convention? The Next Generation will allow
you filter searches with more detail!!!
D) Making Friends
The current version of the app has a friending option but we are making changes that make this
even easier. Finding and adding friends in the next generation will be faster and more user-friendly.
Want to talk to your friends? Chat about your plans for a convention? Or about the new Star Wars?
You will now be able to! We’ll also have stickers available for you to send to your friends! They will
all be nerd inspired!
F) Social Wall
I know many of you already love our Wall. However, we will be improving it with the ability to
use hashtags and tag other users!
As the current app is built on a template, there are some limitations with it that slow down
productivity. Such as there is no way to automatically make an event recurring, we have to manual
input events that happen every Tuesday for instance (that’s 52 times a year for a single recurring
event, of which we have many). Michelle has been bootstrapping to bring you this amazing product.
This passion project has grown so much that we now need help from the nerd community to move
forward. By supporting this project you’ll be receiving an event calendar, social media platform, and
a place to call your nerdy home!
The money raised will be used to hire a Zach Van Ness of Breue as our developer. As a nerd
himself, he’s a perfect fit for our app! Zach has created a number of apps, some of his creations
have been acquired by companies such as Twitter. A small portion will be used to purchase the t-
shirts, phone cases, and stickers.