Chidi Nwaogu, one of the Nigerian brothers, said they were approached by Emre Sokullu, the founder of GROU.PS, with the idea of restoring LAGBook under a new name.
HumanIPO reported in June, the brothers Chidi and Chika did not regret selling LAGBook in January for US$10,000 to a Canadian entrepreneur.
The brothers told HumanIPO they have already had 1,000 members log into their accounts via mobile and desktop on the new Available.fm site.
“Emre Sokullu, the founder of GROU.PS, sent us a message containing his messages with Shidan, which made us aware of why LAGbook was moved,” Chidi said.
“In the same message, Emre expressed his interest in partnering with us to restore and administer the old LAGbook under a new brand name. We loved the idea, and named it Available.fm. Before then, my twin brother and I had decided to halt our game development project after Shidan expressed his dissatisfaction in our level of involvement in LAGbook.”
He described Available.fm as the restoration of LAGBook.
He said: “Available.fm is LAGbook restored. The same member login with the same member size, the same contents like photos, videos, files etc.
“Everything is basically still the same. The only difference is the brand name. We had to change the brand name since Shidan bought the rights to the previous one.”
He also revealed that they got several messages from the former users of LAGBook.
“Many members of LAGbook had contacted us expressing their dissatisfaction in the name change and the new platform, so Available.fm should be good news to such members,” he said.