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UVA Students Create Mobile App Promoting the "Buddy System"

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Creators Ashutosh Priyadarshy and Duylam Nguyen-Ngo use WalkBack App Creators Ashutosh Priyadarshy and Duylam Nguyen-Ngo use WalkBack App

An award-winning free, mobile application, developed by University of Virginia students, is now available. The WalkBack mobile application is giving new meaning to the term "buddy system."

The app allows students to check in with police and file a flight plan to connect with the university. It can also digitally walk friends in a user's social network home. It starts with a simple fist bump.

Creators Ashutosh Priyadarshy and Duylam Nguyen-Ngo explain, "when we bump phones it sends a connection between us, requests to be on each other's social network and from there you can check on each other's status throughout the night."

The creators are now competing for startup money from Y Combinator.

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