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Innovative Social App Now Available Exclusively on the App Store
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Released today, SocialRadar is an innovative app for iPhone and iPod touch that gives you real-time information about the people around you. SocialRadar combines real-time social network information with geo-location data in an app that is easy and fun to use. When you walk into a room, enter a restaurant, attend a conference, or go to an event, SocialRadar tells you who is there, how you are connected to them and what they have been up to.
The SocialRadar App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone at www.AppStore.com/SocialRadar.
SocialRadar unlocks the location information from your iPhone, listening to your social network chatter to deliver the important and relevant information you need about the people around you. And it does so while giving you full control over your privacy, enabling you to share information publicly, with friends only, anonymously, or be entirely invisible.
The underlying technology works by merging data from all of the top social networks, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Google+ with live location information from your iPhone to empower people to make smarter real-world connections.
"In five years, there will be 5.6 billion people around the globe using smartphones who can broadcast their locations and today 3.9 billion people have social profiles online." said Michael Chasen, chief executive officer and founder of SocialRadar. "Our vision was to create technology that combines the location and the power of social networks, empowering people to walk into a room and be aware of the people and connections around them."
How People Use SocialRadar
SocialRadar is building technology that gives you real-time information on the people around you. Developing leading-edge technologies in the social location space, SocialRadar created an innovative technology platform for iOS, Google Glass and Android applications that will fundamentally change the way people connect online and in the real world.
Based in Washington, DC, SocialRadar was founded by Michael Chasen, the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Blackboard, Inc. During Chasen's 15-year leadership tenure, he grew Blackboard to be a global leader in education technology, serving over 30,000 institutions worldwide and over 30M users. Chasen took Blackboard public in 2004 and then sold it to Providence Equity Partners in 2011 for $1.7B.
Video with caption: "Mastering Your Social Life: A quick demo of SocialRadar." Video available at: http://youtu.be/zR7v97jWkp8
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