July 12, 2012

A one on one with Roamz, social networking app by location

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Written by: Techno_Mark
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At this point in time, I believe that there are two kinds of people in the world: those that are practically raised on social networking, and then there are those like me, who just happen to have a Facebook account. I think we all know that the world of social networking has really risen since more and more people have smartphones and can do Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and just about everything else.

Now social networking is huge, and it is hard to keep up. I got a chance to talk to a man named Jonathan Barouch, who is from a company known as Roamz. Roamz has a vision of connecting people with the right data at the right time, as well as the right location. Roamz is all about essentially connecting people with places.

I downloaded it myself, and I liked how it was simple to set up an account, requiring only my Facebook login to connect. From there, I could see all the cool places that are close to me, and what other Roamz subscribers are thinking about them.

This is the screen that you see here to the right, and you can see four symbols. The Pin shows stuff near your location, which is ascertained using GPS (public information only). You can change your location manually if you like. The Globe (not on later versions) is what other users are sharing and what other people are talking about. The little guy is the Android profile which is your stream. Then there is the balloon which allows for posting to Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare.

Here is a true story from some man who really loves Taylor Swift. In all honesty, who doesn’t love Taylor Swift, but this die-hard fan heard that Taylor Swift was nearby from Roamz. He quickly went to the location where Taylor was, and got to talk to her.

Roamz really has a bright future, and they hope that future versions will have things such as searching for local stuff. For example, if you want coffee, Roamz will show you where is the best place to get coffee, at a deal.

I suppose that the challenge of Roamz is to help people find new places, and trying to show them things that the user might be familiar with. Jonathan told me a lot of work goes into it with up to Twenty or Thirty Servers going constantly.

You should be able to get Roamz on the Google Play for free right here.

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