Montreal’s Echoer, a mobile app that makes it easy to share local experiences and see what other people are thinking and experiencing in the places around them, is now available for Android devices. Initially released on iPhone earlier this year, the app curates users’ thoughts and experiences by relevance, placing the best content on the map to give timely and popular recommendations.
Today Echoer also launched its Content Partner Program, with the first media, event and blogger partners including over 500 bloggers worldwide and local events and publications such as The Montreal Gazette and Montreal Jazz Festival. Program partners will be sharing their content and expertise within Echoer to help users discover interesting and exciting events, places, restaurants and bars.
“We designed Echoer to be used by anyone who’s interested in what’s going on around them,” said Daniel Cowen, co-founder and CEO of Echoer. “With the release of Echoer for Android and our Content Partner Program, we can now take that to the next level with recognized local experts using Echoer as a tool to promote their knowledge and experiences to passers-by. We’re delighted to announce our first media and event partners in Montreal, but also incredibly grateful to all the local bloggers working with us worldwide. With a group of 500 signed-up for launch, including the innovative urban review site The Purple Passport and The Travel Magazine, Echoer is becoming the go-to place to put your content on the map, helping local writers get their words out.”
André Ménard, Co-founder and artistic director, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the world’s largest jazz festival, commented: “We are excited to work with Echoer, a Montreal-based company that will help us better the festival-goers’ experience during the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal!”
The Montreal Gazette added: “Echoer provides a truly innovative way of engaging with one another on different topics that matter most. Taking part in local conversations has never been easier and relevant content has never been more accessible. Words matter, and now on a whole new platform.”
Lisa Ha, who runs the Vancouver Dining Club blog said: “Echoer is helping me get my blog out there. I love the app, and since we started working together I have noticed more interaction, comments and discovered loads of other great blogs!”
The visually stunning and clever design of Echoer makes it quick and easy to find out relevant, timely, and popular recommendations, and opinions about local restaurants, bars, gigs and events. Echoer also solves the problem of working out which thoughts are worth hearing; elevating the most recent and popular content above the noise. Echoer displays the most relevant thoughts, or ‘echoes’, on a map. With a simple tap of the screen users can interact with a particular echo, amp it up, or enter a place and see a living infographic of the echoes in there.