App of the Week: Weave - Local Professional Networking

What is it?

Exactly what it says on the tin. Social networking is a huge tool for businesses and it’s a great way to market your brand. However, what makes LinkedIn different is its professional and more serious approach. Weave has taken the model and made an app so you can network with professionals instead of trawling through websites and search engine results. 

It matches you with professionals near so you’re not expected to travel miles just to have a chat. If you’re both keen then you can decide to chat in-app or arrange a meeting face-to-face. In some ways, you could say it’s similar to dating applications but instead of finding the love of your life, you could find a potential business partner. 

Check-in where you want, review the people that Weave matches you with - deciding anonymously to meet or pass - and connect with them if it floats your boat. 

Who is it for?

It's the Tinder for business networking. If you find LinkedIn is the social network that ticks the boxes then Weave is right up your street. Networking is a great way to shout about your business and this app allows you to do just that from your mobile phone. 

You could be looking for a new business partner, an intern, an interview for a job or for some feedback from someone that has the knowledge, Weave allows you to handpick the perfect match. It makes professionally networking a lot easier and saves you plenty of time. 

How will it improve my day-to-day? 

It could be the beginning of your journey. We’ve all been there when your spending wasted hours on the internet trying to find the perfect job. Well Weave does the hard work for you and you reap the rewards.

At the moment they’re matching around 50 people a day so there’s no denying it isn’t working. It makes your life a lot easier because you could potentially be having dinner or a quick lunch and in a matter of minutes you could be on the way to meeting your new boss or partner.

Sometimes meetings can be a time-consuming process with back and forth emails. So the fact there’s an app that basically arranges the meetings for you is great in itself!

Do I have to pay? 

You don’t pay for meetings so why should you pay for the app? It’s absolutely zilch so it’s definitely worth a try. 

Where can I use it?

Available as an iOS app and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (requires iOS 6.0 or later)

Available as an Android app and compatible with Android devices (requires version 2.3.3 and up)

Currently no version for Windows Phone.

Stay tuned next week for another productivity app that you can use in your business. 

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