Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby.
The service comes a little under two months after Facebook announced the acquisition of Glanceea mobile app that helps users discover people near them with similar interests, whose three founders have now joined Facebook and closed down their app. It is not clear if Friendshake Looking for new friendships 2013 Baie Comeau been created out of that acquisition, or if it has been developed along an altogether different thread — or how the functions of the two may Wives want real sex Alamogordo dovetail.
Facebook has pulled the feature! Our story on that here.
More on the service below. We first heard about the service from developer Roger Pincombewho himself got the info from a Facebook developer at the Angelhack Comesu going on this weekend: The feature has not been officially launched, but it is live and visible for those seeking it out.
For now, the app works like this.
Users have to be logged into Facebook and also into the Friendshake URLand then others who are near can pick each other up. You can see both your own friends, as well as those you may not know.
For now it looks like the main purpose is to quickly add people who frienndships meet at a specific event — like a hackathon, or a bar. This makes it 2 taps if you save a bookmark. I built Find Friends Nearby with another engineer for a hackathon project.
Facebook search might be effective, or sharing your vanity addresses or business cards, but this tool provides a really easy way to exchange contact information with multiple people with minimal friction. And there is, of course, the potential of how this basic service could be further developed: All of these features could make Friendshake into a Highlight killer — which can already do all of the above — and a lot more like Glancee, too.
But as with so many of these kinds of features, you have to wonder how and if it will be abused — random people you would like to shake off suddenly start asking you to friend them on Facebook, Looking for new friendships 2013 Baie Comeau example.
However, it appears that, even if Friendshake is already publicly available, this is still a work in progress being tested out, and so we may see more controls getting put in place, in nrw to the fact that you have to activate the service to use it. Before friendsjips, Facebook already had an ambient location feature, but it worked somewhat Looking for new friendships 2013 Baie Comeau in real time, and it is more about friends you have rather than making new ones.
Just as I was publishing this article, I noticed two people appear on my own Friendshake feed.
How did they find out about the app, I wondered, and would they respond to my friend requests? Update 2: