Montreal, Canada – Independent developer, Khaled Ali today is proud to announce the release of Planwagon 1.0.2, an update to the popular social networking app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Most people make plans in group-chats. Ever tried to make a plan only for the group to get messy and have some people completely miss the conversation? Planwagon finally fixes that problem.
Now available for free, Planwagon is a messenger where people can make plans from within the chatroom (called a “wagon”), then have them appear in a drawer at the top for everyone to see and vote on, which makes deciding where to go out, what food to eat, or any other group decision incredibly faster and easier.
The app is easy and intuitive to use, working like most prominent messengers. However, once a user is in the wagon, creating a plan is extremely simple: Open the plan drawer and press on the “+” button. The best part is that since users log in with Facebook, they have access to all their friends at the touch of a button.
Behind The Idea:
The idea came and was built in a college dorm room, when the founders were fed up with how messy group chats with friends, family, or team members became when trying to make plans or group decisions. A survey found that approximately 87.5% of college students face the same frustration when organizing plans with friends or meetings with team members in group projects.
“I was frustrated even though there were a few apps out there for making plans, but they just seemed to complicate the process if anything. People make plans in chatrooms, so Planwagon brings the solution there. There’s nothing quite like it.” explained Khaled Ali, co-founder and CEO. “This is how I initially came up with the idea. This was, logically, the next big thing. Everything’s moving to chat, including Facebook, Slack, WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat, Allo, each good for different things. And then there’s Planwagon – good for making plans.”
There are plans for Planwagon on Android, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage. Version 1.0.2 offers many under-the-hood performance improvements and minor bug fixes.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 45.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Planwagon 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. More information and media about the product, team, and company could be found on Planwagon’s official landing page.
Planwagon is a startup that consists of Khaled Ali, a computer science student in Montreal, and his brother in Cairo, Ali Ali, a civil engineer who quit his full-time job as a structural analyst and site manager to work on Planwagon full-time. Still in its infancy, it has frighteningly ambitious plans to someday become the place where people finds events, make plans, and use tech to meet face-to-face. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 Khaled Ali. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.