Invasion of Omnisocial Geolocation Apps!

Jeffrey Donenfeld Mobile, Technology 2 Comments

With SXSW happening this week, the battle for app of the year begins. This year, I think the focus is going to be location aggrigating apps – apps that pull in geolocation data from multiple social networks, and combine them in a common map and feed. Here are a few top apps out there – some new, some old: Highlight “Highlight helps you learn more about the people around you.  If someone standing near you also has Highlight, their profile will show up on your phone. You can see their name, photos of them, mutual friends, and anything else they have chosen to share. When you meet someone, Highlight helps you see what you have in common with them. And when you forget their name at a party a week later, Highlight helps you remember it. As you go about your day, Highlight runs quietly in the background, surfacing information about the people around you. If your friends are nearby, it will notify you. If someone interesting crosses your path, it will tell you more about them.” Glancee “Explore the profiles of people nearby and be notified when somebody has common friends or mutual interests. Text or call, meet up for a coffee, and stay in touch. Create new, meaningful connections with new people just like you.” Banjo “Banjo taps into the most popular social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and more, to provide a real time view of what’s happening anyplace, anytime. Our powerful friend alert technology lets you know when friends are nearby – even if they’re not on Banjo.” Sonar “Ever walk into a room and wonder if you have anything in common with anyone there? Sonar shows you how you are connected to the people around you by analyzing your Foursquare, Facebook, and Twitter networks. … Sonar uses publicly available profile …

Jeffrey DonenfeldInvasion of Omnisocial Geolocation Apps!