Seeing friends shouldn’t be a chore

A few years ago, we decided to find an easier way to make plans with friends. Up until then, we were using email, text, and various social media platforms to coordinate. But using those platforms to gather everyone’s preferences made the whole process a lot of work. As planners, we needed to kick the conversation […]

How Commander Keen led us to Sujjest Lunch

When I was young, one of my favorite things to do was go to Computer City with my dad down by the mall. We would do that bonding thing, drool over the new tech, and walk away with a copy of the latest PC Gamer Magazine. Then on the way home I was always bouncing […]

Lunchtime in Seattle

To all those who think they’ve been there, eaten that, Seattle’s vast restaurant scene serves up humble pie (figuratively and literally). Last week I shared a statistical breakdown of the lunch landscape in Minneapolis. This week I apply the same data-driven approach to my hometown, analyzing the tags of the 300 top-rated Seattle restaurants on Yelp within […]

Lunchtime in Minneapolis

This week we’re introducing a special flavor of our app Sujjest, called Sujjest Lunch. It’s an easy way for a group to choose where to eat. Participants suggests some lunch options, you tap the options you prefer toward the finish line, and the first to the finish is where you’ll eat! It’s also simple to invite people […]

A better way to decide “Where for lunch?”

Variety is the spice of life, they say …but people’s spice-tolerance varies! Some crave novelty while others aspire to be regulars. And one person’s comfort food may be another’s indigestion. Picking a place to eat together — a process many of us go through every weekday with colleagues — can get annoyingly complicated by diverse […]

Sujjest is now on the App Store and Google Play

We’re happy to announce today that iPhone and Android users can use Sujjest as a native app! As always, Sujjest remains totally free to download and use. Both apps now offer the same fully-featured mobile experience, which includes receiving notifications whenever someone invites you to make a group decision and when friends add options and […]

How to Use Sujjest

This step-by-step illustrated guide explains how to make group decisions using Sujjest, thoroughly detailing all the major actions you’re likely to take. Create a prompt In Sujjest, every group decision begins with a prompt. A prompt is a question or subject that participants respond to by suggesting options and voting. For example, “Where should we […]

Our First Big Presentation: Minnedemo 30

Let me set the scene. I’m standing center stage at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis before a crowd of over 700. Moments earlier, event sponsors and MCs were helping us stall for time. Sol’s laptop — from which we intended to project our demo — was inexplicably refusing to connect to the WiFi. Cold sweat […]

Release announcement

Sujjest is out! If you’ve been following our posts on this blog, you know that we designed Sujjest as a way to collaborate on get-together details and make all sorts of group decisions by voting. Now that the app is ready to use, we’ll see how well it fulfills that purpose! Sujjest is available for free on all devices as a web […]

The Race of Options: Deciding by Democracy

In our last post, we looked at a couple common general-purpose messaging apps and saw that when it comes to making decisions and plans as a group — and keeping track of those plans once you’ve made them — you’re better off using an app specifically built for the job: Sujjest. This time, we’ll see what […]

Messaging getting messy? Try deciding together with Sujjest.

Many of us rely on apps of some sort to make plans and decisions together. However, few of us use apps designed specifically to facilitate this purpose. Consequently, organizing get-together details ends up more difficult than it needs to be. That’s why we set out to make an app particularly with group decision-making in mind. […]

The Company We Keep: How Social Life Changes Over Time

In a recent infographic, we showed that we spend less time with friends as we age despite wanting more time with them. Could we change that? And if we could, then should we? Here, we’ll provide further context for that data and see what conclusions it might support. Friends are one among several categories of people […]

My Baby and My Startup: 8 Ways They’re Alike

How is beginning a startup like raising a baby? I’m trying to do both at the same time! The picture above is my daughter, Miryam. She’ll be 9 months old soon. My startup Sujjest is 2 years along now and our app will be out this spring. While Sujjest might not be as cute as […]

Us, IRL

For better or worse, the periphery of your social circle would likely drift off without social media. For closer friends, every medium we connect through either supplements time spent in person or is a means to finding time together. As a supplement, socializing online and on apps can enrich our lives. However, in terms of enabling […]

What’s the easiest way to make a group decision that reflects everyone’s interests?

A few years ago, collectively frustrated with trying to plan get-together details by email, text, and social media, a couple friends and I set out to come up with a better way to make group decisions. As a result, we developed an app: Sujjest. Now that Sujjest is nearly ready for beta release, we’re excited […]

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