Bestie is a location-based social networking platform that connects straight woman and gay men to form lasting friendships.  It was inspired by an ex-girlfriend who frequently vocalized her desire for a gay best friend.  What laid as a dormant idea for years was brought to life when I partnered with a gay UX/UI designer from London (and now close friend) to build it as a celebrated final project for Hack Reactor’s iOS software development program in San Francisco.