One Spark creator profile: Entrepreneur envisions new app to help users plan adventures


Author: Heather Rubino
Publisher: Florida Times-Union
Date: March 17, 2014

Curt Bender said he has taken the best of Groupon, Living Social and Trippit to arrive at the idea for his One Spark project, “The App.” His prototype allows a person to enter a budget, choose several “Activities” and share the planned “Adventure” on social media sites for friends and family to view and attend.

For example, if people want to plan adventures with friends, this app will allow them to create budgets and choose activities, such as dinner or movies, which conform to their budgets. The app users can then share the event on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media outlets, inviting friends and family electronically. It even allows out-of-town friends to see the itinerary and wish the event creator a fun night out.

Bender also plans to incorporate an integrated GPS function into the app so it can map out each activity so events run smoothly. Read more here.