If you are struggling to find like-minded friends in your area, this local social network-enabling app could help you out. Inlope allows people in the same area to connect based on common interests. Even though the Internet is great at building community for people who live in entirely different parts of the world, this German app is using the power of digital to unite people locally.
Inlope (the name is a combination of interest, location and people) acts as a "local pinboard" where you can communicate with similar individuals nearby. You can search by interest (everything from technology to Japanese punk music), which are chosen by Inlope. If your particular hobby isn't listed, you can request the developers add a new one.
The local social network app is compatible with iOS devices.