The Village Green, a news website focusing on the Maplewood-South Orange area in north central New Jersey, wrote up a nice profile of the company (“What the Heck is WhoWeUse?”), calling attention to our local roots and awesome pin drop signs popping up on lawns across town.
“WhoWeUse is the brainchild of Maplewood resident John Garbarino, who founded the company with Pete Clark and Garbarino’s new neighbor Spencer Ante. Another Maplewood resident Felix Sockwell rounds out the team as Head of Identity and Design,” wrote writer Mary Mann.
WhoWeUse got the week off to a smashing start.
Mashable, one of the Web’s most popular sites, named WhoWeUse one of “5 Can’t Miss Apps” in weekly roundup of its fav’ new & updated apps.
Other top apps include the Windows version of Flipboard, and a new app from the geniuses behind JibJab. It’s an honor to be included in the same company as those heavyweights.
We love it when a good plan comes together. October 2, day two of WhoWeUse’s launch week, got off to a great start when co-founder and CEO John Garbarino and head of design Felix Sockwell hit the South Orange train station and handed out WhoWeUse cards to tired but curious commuters.
Later that morning, in an awesome bit of serendipity, co-founder and President Spencer Ante wangled an invite to appear on America’s #1 morning show, Fox’s Good Day NY. Spencer demonstrated the app for co-hosts Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto. Check out a video of the appearance.
Scotto called WhoWeUse “awesome” and Kelly quipped that “there’s a new app on the street” and it “will revolutionalize life as we know it.”
The day got even better when Jonathan Shieber, senior editor of leading technology blog TechCrunch, covered our launch. Check out the story here.
“As local services ratings and recommendation companies like Angie’s List make headlines thanks to rumors of a prospective sale to potential buyers like Amazon, Google, or Home Depot; it’s clear that companies still need a good referral for how to get at local markets,” wrote Shieber.
“And WhoWeUse thinks it has the mobile answer to all of your local problems. The Maplewood, NJ-based company was created in the backyard bar of serial entrepreneurs and developers John Garbarino and Pete Clark and former Wall Street Journal reporter Spencer Ante.”
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Stay tuned for updates as we launch our public beta.