When looking for an app to help you find something to do, there are hundreds that are already available. That’s why the makers of Timista really think they have something unique on their hands. The app goes one step further than just recommending or making a reservation for an activity. Timista, the company claims, it acts as a personal and pocket sized concierge service capable of creating a full night of entertainment.
Say a user is looking for a dinner, a movie, and then drinks with friends. Users punch in the activities desired, and then Timista makes recommendations based on availability, proximity, and location. It even takes into account how long it takes to travel from activity to activity. This is what makes the app stand out from its slew of competitors.
Co-founder Pierre-Jean Camillieri began working on the app in 2012, and quit his full time job with Apple in 2013 to put all his effort into Timista. He explained, as reported by TechCrunch, that he and co-founder Julien Bieren could not find a truly great answer for the common problem of what to do on any given night. They decided that since nothing else out there did exactly what they were looking for, they built the service themselves.
“We found that there was no good way to answer a very common question: ‘We are free on Saturday, what can we do?’ in the same way a real concierge could,” says Camillieri, explaining the inspiration for Timista. “That’s what our smart planner app does. You just state your ‘constraints’ (when and where you are free) and it lets you curate optimized timelines of social events in London.”
As of now it seems the app services are applicable only in London, but that hasn’t stopped the founders from filing patents on their algorithms. Still the app has access to over 10,000 London based events, and its creators expect to expand as soon as possible. There is also potential for the app to be sold B2B, as a free feature that hotels could offer their customers upon check in. As of now the app only has 5,000 users. But that number is expected to grow quickly .
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