Shore Pulse app points way to fun
While most people spend their summers working at a part-time job or lazing around the pool, 2012 Towson alum Ryan Heisler spent his time after graduation creating a new mobile application.
At first it was only an “amateur-built mobile website,” however, after a year of development, it has grown into the Shore Pulse app, and is now available for the iPhone and Android.
The app identifies the closest cabs, bars, restaurants, and liquor stores in the New Jersey Shore area.
“The ShorePulse app is a regionally based social media app that lets the user have a living, breathing, resource to life at the Jersey Shore, where I am from,” Heisler said.
Heisler began developing the program while he was taking a computer science course at Towson.
His assignment was to produce a tech-based invention for a grade. He used a watered-down version of Shore Pulse for his assignment, on which he received a good grade.
Shortly after, with the help of his two partners, Heisler created the website which would later become Shore Pulse.
“It has access, with permission of course, to your GPS location…so you can put everything into perspective if you aren’t from the area,” Heisler said.
Since its debut on Memorial Day weekend of this year, its popularity has greatly expanded in the Jersey Shore, according to Heisler.
It has not yet expanded outside of the Jersey Shore.
J.D. Bradley, junior EMF major said that if the app had more local coverage, he would try it out.
“If you just drop it everywhere you can, like in major campuses, there are a lot of kids who are into the night life and what not,” he said.
Sophomore Lauren Read also expressed interest in seeing the app expanded to include the Towson area.
“I’m not super into the whole bar scene, but if I could find something quiet on there, I would be totally up for using it to figure out where I need to go or what’s faster for the night for me. It would be handy,” she said.
Heisler said he would like to see the app move beyond the Jersey Shore area and is currently working on expanding their coverage by next summer.
“With proven success it will be easier to move into other markets, such as college towns and young, popular cities and neighborhoods,” Heisler said.
It can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play.