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Map Messenger Apps

Jink is a Location-Sharing App that Combines Messaging with Geotagging

— November 25, 2014 — Tech
The Jink location-sharing app is made to do one thing—make your whereabouts extremely clear to your friends. Developed by Greenhouse Apps, this app is comparable to Foursquare's Swarm, Facebook's Nearby Friends and Apple's Find My Friends, but it does have some unique features to help it stand out in a market that's already saturated with location-pinpointing apps.

The aim of the Jink app is to make sharing your exact location as easy as calling or texting someone. When you want to share your location with a friend, the app displays a map of the city, so that when you and a friend are moving closer to one another, it's apparent. Rather than having to switch back and forth from Jink to a messenger, Jink simply has your chats pop up in bubbles over your point on the map.
Trend Themes
1. Location-sharing Apps - The increasing popularity of location-sharing apps like Jink and its unique features provide an opportunity for businesses to develop their own location-sharing apps.
2. Location-based Messaging - Businesses can capitalize on the trend of location-based messaging by integrating their messaging apps with location-tracking technology, such as Jink.
3. Real-time Location Sharing - There is an opportunity for businesses to focus on developing real-time location-sharing features, like Jink, to improve social interaction and networking.
Industry Implications
1. Social Networking - Jink is an example of social network-mediated location sharing that can be leveraged by businesses for expanding their social networking industry presence.
2. Messaging Apps - Businesses in messaging apps industry can make use of Jink's real-time location-sharing feature to create innovative messaging platforms.
3. Geolocation Technology - Jink showcases the importance of geolocation technology and how other industries can incorporate it to improve location-based services.
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