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Meet Fayble, a new event-hosting app by four Brown undergraduates

Creators hope app will facilitate event logistics for students

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You may have seen the stickers.

Placed in all corners of campus, the green and yellow “Y” stickers are advertising Fayble, a new events app at Brown created by a team of four juniors. 

The app helps streamline the process of hosting and attending events, according to co-creator Cannon Caspar ’25. Through Fayble, users can list an event, invite guests and collect payment for tickets. 

Hosts can set events on Fayble as visible for invited guests only, all Brown students or anyone, co-creator Dean Bezos ’25 said. Fayble also offers a live map of upcoming publicized events and an “interactive event interface” where guests can post and react to comments, according to the app’s listing on the Apple App Store

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Bezos said that his and Caspar’s own experiences sparked the concept for Fayble. “We (threw) a couple venue parties, and the logistics were just a nightmare,” Bezos said. “But it seemed pretty obvious what the fixes were.”

He and Caspar, who were roommates their sophomore year, would spend long nights discussing the possibility of creating an events app, Bezos said. “The more we talked about it, the more feasible and realistic it became.” 

Bezos began designing the app interface over the winter break of his sophomore year, and Caspar began coding the app the following summer. Hoping to expand their team, Caspar and Bezos recruited Owen Anderson ’25 and Will Van de Walle ’25 to help develop the app.

Bezos explained that the name “Fayble” came from their effort to balance between trademark availability and alignment with the “energy” of the app. 

The team hoped to create their own word for the app’s name but eventually settled on “Fable” because “everyone knows what it means, but it’s not a word that people use daily,” Bezos said. The team then discovered that “Fable” was trademarked by Microsoft, so “Fayble” was born.

Fayble went live on the app store in October 2023, Bezos said, so the team could further test the app’s functionality for event-hosting before its “hard launch” in November.

Caspar explained that to encourage people to download the app, the team used Fayble to host a large party on Saturday, Dec. 2, in collaboration with FundRager — an organization run in part by the Fayble team that hosts events to raise money for charity — and the equestrian and men’s water polo teams. 

Prior to the party, “we just wanted to get as many people talking about the app as possible, so we covered campus with stickers, somewhat obnoxiously,” Caspar said. The team intended to take down the stickers in sensitive areas after the fall semester ended to avoid burdening University staff. 

According to the app, 555 people attended the party. And as of Jan. 26, the app now has over 1,500 active users, according to Fayble’s Instagram account. 

Miles Bryson ’26, who has used Fayble to attend a couple of events, described the app as “really convenient.” 

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Some users also provided feedback on ways to improve the app’s features. 

Cayla Vu ’27 hoped to attend an event that was sold out on Fayble and was unable to access tickets that her friends had gotten but were no longer going to use. Noting that people don’t always attend the events they planned to, Vu noted that she wishes users could transfer their tickets to others.

While Fayble does not allow users to transfer tickets from one device to another, users are able to purchase tickets for their friends, Bezos wrote in an email to The Herald. The Fayble team is working on allowing users to forfeit their tickets and receive a refund. 

Bryson suggested that if Fayble were to “get more people to sign up and get more events going on the app, that would be great.”

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“The app right now is so much better for hosts than any other platform is,” Anderson said. “And now, a lot of our work that we’ve done recently has been making it better for guests.”

Going forward, Bezos hopes that smaller club events — which are often promoted using a variety of platforms like Instagram, GroupMe and email chains — will eventually be hosted using Fayble. 

One of the team’s main goals is for Fayble “to become more established,” Van de Walle said. “We’ve seen a lot of initial success, but there’s always room to grow.”

“Should everything work out, we hope to expand to other schools next year,” Bezos said. It would “be super exciting if we got to that point.”



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