Find and chat with like-minded people from all over the world, in real-time!
BanterBay is owned and maintained by Blastbay Studios. Blastbay Studios was founded in 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. The owner is Philip Bennefall, a software developer who generally specializes in development of computer programs for the blind and visually impaired. Having a great love for sound production, he also runs a small home studio from which he produces independent music and other audio material.
"BanterBay came about on a bit of a whim. I had been browsing around the Internet looking at pen pal websites as well as a few chat sites/programs, and realized that nowhere could I find a piece of software that did everything in one (combined the real-time chat concept with a smart, selective search feature that would allow you to find new friends instantly). The pen pal websites were great for searching amongst profiles, but it was tedious trying to work out which ones were most active and were likely to give you a response. With the chat programs you always knew you'd find someone immediately, but had no way of deciding with whom you wanted to speak; there were very few, if any, selectable criteria. And thus, BanterBay was born... And will hopefully continue to grow."
For more information on who is involved in the BanterBay project, check out our credits section.