While many people view Internet-based technology as a means for people to alienate themselves, concepts like this dinner party app prove that the web can form both virtual and physical communities. Called SupperKing, this is an iPhone app that lets anybody host meals within their homes, calling on potential guests nearby to join and socialize over supper.
The cook can post his event on the SupperKing dinner party app, and location-based programming makes it visible only to those in geographic proximity. Users can browse different neighborhoods, shared menus and entertainers, enabling them to seek more personal eating-out experiences an opportunities to bond with strangers that live close-by. This platform serves as a great example of how smartphone apps can actually foster real-world relationships and sensory pleasures outside of the often-detached digital realm.