A New App Will Let You Share Your Leftovers With Strangers

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  1. sobore
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    Startups have made it so much easier for peer-to-peer buying and bartering these days. Need a place to stay? Swap houses. Want to fill out your wardrobe? Swap clothing. And coming soon is Leftover Swap, a smartphone app to help you barter or give away your leftovers.

    This is either ingenious or cringe-worthy, depending on your penchant for other people's unfinished meals.

    "It's obviously not for everybody," says Leftover Swap co-founder Dan Newman. "But for as many people who seemingly have a problem with it, there's people who love the idea."

    The basic gist is this: Let's say you have some leftover pizza. Snap a photo of it and post it to the app's database. Strangers in the same geographic market then have an option of trading you for the food — or just taking it off your hands.

    Newman says he and co-founder Bryan Summersett, a Seattle-based programmer, came up with this "ridiculous" notion while college roommates at the University of Michigan three years ago. "It was an outrageous joke in 2010, but in 2013, it's very plausible and something that people would use today," Newman says.

    The founders aren't sure how to actually make money from Leftover Swap. For now, they see it as an effort to do good.

    Read More: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechcon...l-let-you-share-your-leftovers-with-strangers
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  2. Parker677

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    That is good. Wastage of food is not helping anyone.
  3. travel4art

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    This is really neat.

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