St. Louis Meet UrbHub
If your name is Brad Hogan you start a new social tool that lets you and others share local places and happenings around town and you call it UrbHub.
We met with Hogan at a local coffee shop to have him demo the site. When we logged into UrbHub initially, it seemed so simple we figured we must be missing something. But Hogan's demo proved the site was exactly as simple as our first glance suggested it was.
He's working on building out some other features like Google map integration and a better mobile site, but really it just boils down to what it is; a simple way to get a snapshot of what is happening right now.
|Screenshot of Urbhub|
Currently the site is limited to St. Louis, Denver, Las Vegas and San Diego -- places chosen not for their unique demographics but because those are places where Hogan has family or knows people. St. Louis is the outlier where he doesn't know many people and the catalyst for the UrbHub idea. Hogan found himself living here last year when he moved to St. Louis to be with his girlfriend who is attending med school at Washington University.
|Photo by Bill Streeter|
|Brad Hogan creator of Urbhub|
With all of the complex game/location/status/social media sites out there, UrbHub offers a simple alternative.