Berri had been co-founded by top line (from kept to right) Justin Ma and James Tseng. Center line (from kept to right) Angelina Pan and Patrick Liu. Bottom line (from kept to right) Eugene Domrachev and Rick Takatsu. (Photos from Justin Ma and Patrick Liu)
With pupils using classes remotely this semester, possibilities to fulfill other pupils are scarce. Four Penn students have taken care of immediately this problem, producing an application where pupils can “match” along with other students and form digital friendships.
Berri, which established on Monday, permits Penn pupils to produce a profile having an alias with no photo and swipe through other profiles that are anonymous which features information for instance the individual’s major, classes, and hobbies. When users have created a “match” by swiping directly on one another, they could deliver communications to one another and determine on their own when they desire.
The application has garnered over 1,000 pages since Aug. 29, once they began permitting students to generate them prior to the formal launch. Very first years constitute 60% of users, while sophomores presently compensate 30%. The remaining 10% is split among juniors, seniors, and very first years using a space 12 months, Engineering sophomore and Berri co-founder Patrick Liu stated.
Liu caused other Penn pupils including College sophomores Justin Ma and Rikuya Takatsu and Wharton sophomore Angelina Pan along with pupils off their universities including University of California Los Angeles sophomore James Tseng and University of Maryland sophomore Eugene Domrachev to generate the software. The group of six invested over two and a half months this summer time developing the software, Ma stated.