UW students create app for college students to make friends virtually

Three University of Wisconsin students collaborated to create an app that aims to help students meet others from their campus on a virtual platform amid social distancing.

UW sophomores Matthew Kruepke, Michael Gira and Jack Cai worked together to build Spacebar, an app that allows students to meet for the first time virtually while maintaining COVID-19 guidelines, according to a UW news release. Spacebar aims to provide a virtual bar atmosphere to keep students safe while they socialize, according to their website.

“We are trying to capture the aspect of real-life social gatherings and put it online,” Gira said in the UW news release.

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