AN APP developed by two young Dorset entrepreneurs is allowing night clubbers to see what’s on and where their friends are.

ImOut also provides users with offers such as free entry, queue-jumping and drink discounts.

The app syncs with Facebook so users can see who has said they will be at a particular event or venue.

It was created by Charlton Santana, 21, and Reece McAvoy, 23, and had already seen around 1,300 downloads within a month of its launch.

Charlton was working for Bournemouth app developer 3 Sided Cube when his friend suggested the idea. He spent around seven months designing the app while working full time, before giving up his job to focus on the business.

“The idea wasn’t for discounts at first. The idea was about seeing where your friends are going and helping you plan your night better, especially for freshers as they had just moved to Bournemouth,” he said.

“Quite a few of the users are freshers from Bournemouth. Because they’re not from here they don’t know what clubs are good and they don’t know about the events.

“Even for me, there were so many events that go on and I heard about it afterwards.”

The app was launched with a party at Mai Tai in Ashley Cross in September. It harvests Facebook data to provide a guide to venues and events in Bournemouth and Poole.

“Our target market is mostly people at Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth,” said Charlton, of Wimborne.

“We do want to move out and start doing a few more clubs.”

Venues including Halo, Walkabout and Truth have already signed up to provide ImOut users with special offers. United Taxis offers users a 10 per cent discount, while Creams dessert parlour in Bournemouth town centre gives 20 per cent off.

It was created for IoS and Android devices, using Facebook’s React Native tool to allow Charlton to build it for both platforms simultaneously.

The pair intend to run the app for a year or two in Bournemouth before taking it to other areas.

“We could go to investors and say ‘This is how much we need to hit every single town’, or we could start going from town to town and building on it that way,” said Charlton.

“Bournemouth is our testing ground.”

He intends to pursue other business ideas simultaneously.

“I love building businesses and I’ve got about four other businesses planned that I want to get on to after this,” he said.