Let my people know

November 26, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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‘Tribe: Let My People Know’, is a mobile application designed to bridge Jewish life and technology due to launch in Australia next month.

trybeDesigned as an independent, customisable platform, Tribe will connect users on the app with a curated list of communal events, based on their age, location and interests. The app will cater to people of all ages, with a strong focus on young adults and young families.

Co-founder of the volunteer Tribe team based across Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, Rachel Flitman says, ‘Tribe is all about creating a centralised, dynamic hub for events that evolves to keep up with a users’ life stage over time, matching them with relevant events in community’.

The Tribe team undertook research among prospective users and event hosts and found that community members find it challenging to keep up with all the events scattered between Facebook, community newsletters, emails and websites.

Flitman says, ‘The beauty of Tribe will be that it connects users with events they would not necessarily come across through their usual social networks and affiliations. Similarly, event hosts have the opportunity to reach a far broader cohort of prospective attendees’.

The team envisage the platform will be used both by emerging grass-roots groups and established organisations, for pop up events and institutionalised gatherings.

‘The platform aims to make connection with community centralised and seamless, for both the event host and the event goer’, said Flitman.

Tribe will launch with basic features, including: a curated events list, personal calendar and social media integration that will show users how many friends are also interested in the event and allow users to share events.

Key insights regarding event attendance and interest will be analysed and communicated with event organisers with the view of facilitating improvements in event offerings for the Jewish community.

Launching initially in Melbourne and Sydney in 2015, the Tribe infrastructure may be scaled up to make the platform accessible to Jewish communities large and small across Australasia.

Additional features such as a payment gateway, booking functionality and post-event feedback functionality will be added to the platform as the user base grows.

Community members are encouraged to ‘like’ the Tribe page on Facebook and sign up via the website listed below, to be among the first to know once the app has launched. The app will be available for download on both apple and android devices.

Tribe is generously supported by the Australian Jewish Funders via the Dave Grants Initiative, and via grant and in-kind support from Hillel Sydney and Network via the Shalom Institute and the JCA.

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