Geo-Messenger allows you to easily send instant messages to other nearby users. Only users within 5 kilometers of you will receive your messages.
Geo-Messenger allows you to easily send instant messages to other nearby users. Currently, all users within 5 kilometers of the sender will receive messages. This could be useful for users looking for others to grab a coffee with, or businesses looking to run extremely time-limited local promotions. The local aspect makes sense in these circumstances because a person is going to want to get a coffee with someone that can get there quick, and a small business could focus on local customers.
Visit the url in a browser, ideally on a mobile phone for more accurate geolocation information. Once on the page you can send messages to people within a certain distance of your location, and change your display name. You can also view a list of users using the "Nearby Users" tab to see who will receive messages that you send.
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Thanks for the feedback. Ya, we were thinking something similar. The chat aspect is a good proof of concept, but there are many directions it could go. From advertising, to what you've mentioned.
Yeah, that was actually one of the scenarios we used to pitch the idea internally was the traffic scenario. This was really a jumping off point for us, we plan on taking some of the great feedback we've received and seeing where that takes us.
Geolocation is certainly super cool, and I can't wait for it to become more prevalent. There are a lot of directions we could take this. So it comes down to decided if we want to expand this idea, and in what direction.