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Hopping Across The North East From Hub To Hub

Young Entrepreneur Roars into the North East

ByDave Stopher

Sep 5, 2016


Andrew Bartlett, 19, a former jump jockey from Darlington, created the RoarApp after seeing a niche in the market. Using Google Maps and Foursquare, the app allows users to find bars, restaurants or nightclubs nearest to them wherever they are in the world. RoarApp has began to roll out in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham and Sunderland , with plans to expand nationwide in 2017 whilst being headquartered in Newcastle.

RoarApp aims to make nights out much safer for people by including important safety features within the app that notifies the user immediately if one of their friends has strayed out of the vicinity. This is something that Roar App is keen to focus on, especially ahead of upcoming Freshers Weeks around the country.

Venues are also encouraged to sign up, as the app allows them to send push notifications or offers to users, encouraging them to use their outlets. Unlike other social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, RoarApp gives venues the advantage of being able to send push notifications to user’s phones, that would pop up like a text message, notifying them of any useful offers or news.

RoarApp’s founder, Andrew, says “After working on this app for a year,  I’m now very excited to be at the launch stage. The app is useful for any age groups from students to corporate work friends.

How many times have we visited a new city but have no idea which restaurants to eat at or which bars to go to? We’ve done all the leg work to save users time and money.”

Claudia Thompson from Gospelware, who designed the app said  “We’ve been working on The RoarApp for a year – it’s been a fun project to design and build! It’s been great working with Andrew and the Roar team on this. The concept has the potential to be a real success, and it’s awesome that its debut is in Newcastle, the city where it was made. We’ve definitely got a brilliant nightlife here. It’s already looking very popular with ratings, and we’re looking forward to it gaining momentum”.

For further information visit the Roar App website www.theroarapp.com