This sweet little story will fill your heart with awe and put a smile on your face…

We first posted this story on Medium, but it is our story and it belongs here with us… It is about instant, magical innovation!


This is the story of the birth of a remarkable app. It is the story that could be your story. It is the simple, sweet story of the birth of ItsPoppingHere! It is your story, because we are all part of this amazing, nay magical, ItsPoppingHere! adventure.

The Story: A couple of guys were hanging out at a pub in Rockville, MD last summer. Low key night, 2 guys having a couple of drinks. But even for our 2 low-key guys, the pub was far too quiet. Soon, it became clear that they needed to relocate. But if they were switching pubs, our guys wanted to stay in the neighborhood. Problem was, they really didn’t know very much about the neighborhood.

Said one of the guys, “We will just find an app that tells us what’s popping in around here right now and we will be good”. And so look for an app they did. And they looked, and looked, and looked!! But every single app they tried was telling them what was popping last night, last week, last year! WTF?? How does what happened last year at some place have to do with what is happening there right RIGHT NOW?? Nothing. Our guys looked and looked and looked. On iTunes, on Google Play…. Nothing.

Said the other guy, “ You know what? I will build an app that’s free, easy to use and only, I mean ONLY, tells me, tells you, tells us what is popping at a venue RIGHT NOW, and you know what? Our reviews will span the last 8 hours only. Who cares about anything older than 8 hours if they want to discover what’s happening right now?

The guy built the app. And he called the app ItsPoppingHere! And we all saw that it was good.