Imagine walking into a large room filled with people clothed in colors indicating the number of things they have in common with you: white indicating nothing in common, light green meaning one thing, orange for two things, etc., on up to, say, purple indicating that you have twenty or more things in common with that individual.
Now imagine everyone grouped by clothing color, those in white off to your right, those wearing light green to their right, etc. By simply looking at anyone in one of these groups you would know exactly what the two of you have in common. These could be things like your age range, hometown, hobbies, sports interests,education...or even things that you don't normally reveal publicly, such as phobias or addictions, but with whom you'd gladly admit to someone you share them with.
Welcome to WeGrok! Berkeley
WeGrok! Berkeley is a new kind of social app. Rather than being a playground full of strangers you know nothing about, WeGrok! Berkeley is optimized for a single purpose: to locate people having something in common with you and who live in or near Berkeley, California.
What kind of things?
Whatever you feel is important to you and what you'd like to find in other people! It could be educational accomplishment, political leanings, a love of art, music, pets. Or perhaps personal values, a philosophy you live by. There is literally no limit to what you can specify, as you'll see below.
Great! How do I begin?
After you log in for the first time, WeGrok! Berkeley walks you through the process of creating your profile from a large and dynamic list of attributes.
What if the list does not include the attribute you want, such as a favorite hangout? No problem: you can add that item to the list, making it available to all WeGrok! Berkeley users and then add it to your WeGrok! Berkeley profile.
OK, but is it secure?
Unlike a Facebook profile, your WeGrok! Berkeley profile is unavailable to other users. The only users who are able to discern some of your profile attributes are those whose profiles contain the same attributes; in other words, they are able to see only the intersection of your profile with theirs.
After I build out my profile, what's next?
After you save your profile, you're automatically shown a list of people having things in common with you. Their names, which are displayed next to their pictures, are color coded according to the number of things the two of you have in common. By selecting the person, you're shown exactly what you have in common and from that point, you can choose to reach out to them by pressing the Chat icon, which will display a dialog enabling you to message them.
Is there any support?
Yes. The WeGrok! Users Group offers help in using the app, breaking news, discussion with other users, bug reporting, and a place to send feedback to the development team.
Sounds interesting. Where can I download WeGrok! Berkeley from?
You may download the Android version of WeGrok! Berkeley from Google Play; the iOS version will be available soon. Please note that your Android device must be running Android version 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later.