Jury, have you reached your verdict? Techcrunch’ s Michael Arrington says he has. Yesterday he reviewed Allrise.com, an Israeli site in private alpha that offers a community arbitration platform. What’s the verdict? He loved it. Users of AllRise can present their cases to a ‘community courthouse’, by creating online complaints against anyone (boss, wife, municipality) or anything (the weather). One can even sue on someone else’s behalf.
Allrise is built to maximize discussion, and gather as much user generated content while at it. Users can submit a claim and notify their counterparts about the dispute via email. Both the prodecution and the defence get to present their cases, the community gets to choose sides and vote on the strength of each argument, ultimately reaching a verdict by voting seven days after the lawsuit was filed. SueEasy is mentioned as a competitor.
What TechCrunch didn’t cover is the story behind the company. Allrise was completely bootstrapped – there was no founding recorded for the company and each one of the four founders had a full time job during the seven months it took to develop. Eran Nachum, one the four founders, wrote about the TechCrunch post on his blog. Apparently, the post on TechCrunch took them by surprise. It’s nice to see that Mike still review’s early stage web without solicitation.
The service is closed for Alpha, but you can get the gist in this short video of Allrise: