Find Your Friends

What We Do

Hang Local is a innovative startup that develops breakthrough technologies -- Driving less time on our digital devices and more time with friends creating shared laughter and embrace in the real world.

Independent and bootstrapped -- Our software, apps and services are funded by Friends and Patrons of Hang Local through our Sponsorships program.

Our App

The Hang Local app let's you notify your friends when you're free to hang out. It works by sharing that you're free and interested in doing something with your friends.

Meet up to grab coffee, catch the latest movie, go for a walk, or just hang out.

What Are Buddies?

Hang Local Buddies are the contacts you select that you want to see more in real life. Buddies are friends that you like to get dinner with, catch a movie with or grab a drink with.

What Is A Favorite Buddy?

Favorite Buddies are self-selected closest friends because sometimes you only want to hang with a tight crew.

How Do I Download Hang Local?

Hang Local is currently in private beta. You must be invited to join.

The Movement

Much more than just an app, the ethos of Hang Local lives in the value of taking time from our increasingly demanding and digital lives to do the things we love, with each other, in the real world.

Investing precious time with our friends and families out in our communities. We know that the secret of happiness is time with our friends.

Why The Penguins?

Besides being extremely cool, penguins are a lot like humans. Social, loyal and supportive.

How It Started

A few years back, in a move that shocked my family, I choose to leave my tenured job at Google on the faith of a new dream. From 2003-2009, I had worked with the best and brightest Googlers on the teams that launched Google AdSense, Google Video and Google Checkout.

With a degree in Computer Engineering, 10+ years of work experience in the San Francisco Bay Area tech community and a life of appreciation for both people and technology, I set out to create new platforms that promote less time online and more time offline with each other.

Hang Local began as a side project to solve my frustration in figuring out which friends were available for dinner/drinks/whatever on any given day/night. It quickly turned into a calling.

"You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path."
Steve Jobs