The SocialRadar App Uses Social Media to Tell You About Those Around You

 - Mar 18, 2014
References: socialradar & gizmag
'SocialRadar' is an app that provides real-time information about the people around you. The app connects to the user's Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and Foursquare accounts and pools data about their whereabouts and recent activities. SocialRadar then tells its users if any of their social media contacts or connections are nearby, how the user might know them and what those people have been up to.

SocialRadar works on the premise that a user can walk into a bar or other social setting and use the app to find out information about people nearby. The home screen provides an overview of how many people are close-by and how many of them are friends or connections. Users have the option to alter their visibility settings and also select distance ranges within which the app can provide information about people.

SocialRadar is available for free on iOS, with Android and Google Glass versions in the pipeline. According to SocialRadar's President and CEO Michael Chasen, the app "will be commonplace and on everyone's smartphone within 3-5 years."