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A Proximity-based Social Network for iOS

Posted on 2.03.2015

CrowdPost, a proximity-based social media app for iPhones and iPads, was released recently and it might just help bridge the gap between users' offline and virtual lives.

Where traditional social networks connect users based on their relationships or common interests, CrowdPost connects users based on their proximity to each other. The app utilizes iOS’ Location Services to curate content via post feeds specific to physical locations. CrowdPost fosters conversation by presupposing that users within a limited physical area have enough in common to interact with each other, using geolocation to keep the conversation local and relevant.

Users’ posts are sent to a location based feed for specific physical locations; users within a particular proximity, a setting which can be adjusted from 1 to 25 miles, can vote, view, and submit posts on the feed for their current location. The radius can be adjusted within the app. The app uses geolocation to “fence” conversations within a radius of up to 25 miles—as soon as a user leaves particular radius their ability to create new posts and vote on their previous locations’ feed is disabled, however they gain access to a new feed based on their new position.

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