Google Play Store/Ameego
Images from the Ameego interface.
You can use your phone to summon pretty much anything
nowadays. If you can order a ride, a meal or a movie on-demand, then why not a friend?
That's what Ameego, an app from a Texas-born developer, aims to do.
Clay Kohut, an app developer from Fort Worth, created Ameego, a free app that lets you "rent a stranger," according to the Washington Post
. Here's how the app describes itself:
Ameego makes it easy to find and hang out with friendly local people. Browse your city's socially-verified Ameego listings and request to hang out with awesome locals. Book and chat with local Ameegos inside of Ameego.
The idea is that those in need of a buddy can send a request to hang out with a vetted "Ameego," who will respond to the request within 24 hours. You guys chill, and then you rate the experience (tip optional). The hope, Kohut told the Post
, is that you and the professional "Ameego" and actually become friends.
The app is currently only available in New York and San Francisco, but plans are to eventually expand — perhaps to Kohut's native Texas.