Upcoming Hopspot events
Look for Hopspot representatives at local events in Chapel Hill in the coming weeks, including:
Oct. 27: 8-10 p.m. at Back Bar. There will be giveaways!
Oct. 25: 10 p.m. to midnight at The Library. Free cover with app download!
Nov. 4: DTH and a Doughnut on campus. Learn more about Hopspot when you get your daily news with a doughnut.
Nov. 19: Look for us near the Bell Tower & fraternity courts before the UNC football game for Hopspot swag & a chance to win gift cards & a Yeti cooler.
In 2012, Josh Lineberger was working in the food-service industry, watching the way his customers interacted with each other.
Today, he has an app inspired by what he saw in those days, an app development company that supports it and a plan to help people in the Chapel Hill area be more social.
Hopspot is an app that takes away the drama and FOMO of planning a night out. Lineberger came up with the idea after watching people who found ways to meet and interact in real life. Through Hopspot, users can tell friends what kind of activities they are the mood for that day, and what they have decided to do. Statuses, or "social states," include I’m here, On my way, Going, Looking to, Up for anything, Hosting and Staying in.
The point of Hopspot is to get people off their phones to interact in person, rather than electronically, and without the frustrations of group text.