Mobile Apps Go Hyper-Local
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have changed the way people make friends and network online. Now, a new wave of mobile apps is taking those changes into the "real world." Apps like FourSquare and Google+ allow you to "check in" with friends and make plans in real-time. Companies like LivingSocial and Groupon are using geolocation data to offer you deals based on where you are. Tech Tuesday explores how new mobile apps are changing the way we shop and socialize.
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The winner of Disruptathon in April was an app called Airendipity. The yet-to-be-released app allows the user to write a message on a paper airplane and point their smartphone in the direction they wish to launch. Other users of the app who are in its geo-located path can intercept the plane, read the message, comment on it, and then launch it in their own direction. The original users can then track the flight of their paper planes around the world and see who they've connected with.
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This is an app that uses data from Foursquare to help people thank companies and individuals that they feel provide outstanding service.