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What is Assembly App?
Assembly App is a smartphone app that uses geolocation to help you find and connect with professionals who are nearby, whether you travel abroad or they come to you. These could be people that you already know (for example ex-classmates or friends) or other professionals with similar backgrounds and interests. Whether traveling to a new city, waiting at an airport or attending a conference, Assembly App is perfect for seeing who is around you.
The settings allow you to switch on or off your 'visibility' to other Assembly App users at your discretion so you remain in control. And even if your visibility is turned off it is still possible to send messages to your existing Assembly App contacts.
How do I sign up?
The sign up process has been made easy to remove any friction. Simply log into Assembly App using your existing LinkedIn username and password. Your profile will be automatically created, and the networking can begin. And you retain ownership of your data, not us.
Why is this important for me?
We now live in a global society where personal and professional networks span multiple countries, and where people travel more frequently than ever before. As such, the chances of being in the same city, at the same time, as someone we know, or would like to meet, is increasing all the time. Last year, there were over 450 million domestic business trips in the United States alone, and over a billion worldwide. And this number is increasing.
Assembly App was built to provide you with real time information about who is around you, wherever you are in the world, with the purpose of reducing the number of missed opportunities for catching up with a business partner, an old friend from University, or meeting another likeminded, bright personality.
How can I leave feedback?
We are still an early stage company so please accept our apologies if the app doesn't function exactly the way you would want it to. The best way that you could help us to improve our services and tailor them to your needs would be to provide feedback on any problems you face or features that we could include to make the service better. Therefore, we really need your (honest) feedback so that we can continue to make it a more valuable experience and a better product for you. Whilst all comments are welcome, we prefer the kind that are constructive rather than a simple "your app is sh*t".
Let’s be the ones to drive forward this change. Join our efforts to innovate business networking worldwide. We truly believe that you will find real value in using Assembly App to find and connect with friends, business contacts, old classmates or simply interesting professionals wherever you travel in the world. However, there is still a long way to go and a lot of work to do.