By: J.D. Ross
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School of Information Studies Ph.D. student Keisuke Inoue's company, PsyQic Inc., has debuted a social prediction application in the Apple app store.

The free app, PsyQic, which allows users to share predictions on sports, politics, TV shows, movies, business, science, environment, technologies and more, is now available for iOS devices. It allows users to compete with others and establish themselves as experts (“PsyQics”) on certain subjects.

The application calculates users’ “Qi” scores, which represent their predictive abilities based on the running accuracy of their predictions. Users are thenranked on a leaderboard by their “Qi”.

“If you look at the spectrum of social media today,” says Inoue, “most are about what people are doing now or what they have done in the past. PsyQic introduces the ‘social prediction,’ where people can share projections and discuss the future” 

PsyQic provides users with a list of questions about the future and then verifies the outcome, alerting users of how accurately they predicted. The app will also inform users about important upcoming events and concerns. 

The company was founded April by Inoue and a team of current and former Syracuse University students. It has received early recognition, including the Goldberg Prize in Technology and Innovation at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s 2012 Panasci Business Plan Competition, Second Prize at the New York State Business Plan Competition, and Syracuse University’s RvD IDEA Award.

PsyQic was a participant in the Syracuse Student Sandbox business incubator in the summer of 2012.