The Wildfire app is a new crowdsourced news app targeted at college students. Submissions are location-based and can be a short message or a message and photo. Users can browse posts based on categories, which include things like safety (fires or theft) and celebrity sightings (a sighting of a musical artist or pro athlete on campus).
Many apps have tried to do crowdsourced news, but the Wildfire app is taking a simplistic approach that could be more appealing to the masses. Both its layout and submission process are similar to what you'd expect to find on a social media service. While the Wildfire app is ostensibly an app for learning about what's going on around you and your school there are also social elements to it, like the ability to like posts and the "campus chatter" category. The Wildfire app is out now for both iOS and Android.