Phonagle unleashes outWord

Three SI master’s students and an alumnus have released their first app, outWord, for the Apple iPod Touch and the iPhone. Their company, Phonagle, was their winning entry in a contest for entrepreneurs in the Ann Arbor area sponsored by RPM Ventures and the partners created outWord as a result.

Sergio Mendez-Baiges (MSI ’08), Eric Garcia, Jeremy Canfield, and Benjamin Malley developed the game that uses the real world as the game board. You can interact with friends, acquaintances, and potentially strangers from all over the globe. You can get it free now (it won’t be free forever, they say) and in return, offer the developers comments at They also have a blog where you can follow along as things change.

When interviewed this summer for the Informant, the developers said that essentially they were taking the summertime fun of childhood and bringing it to you through social media.

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