So much for that! Just as quietly and quickly as Facebook had put “Find Friends Nearby” online on Sunday, the mobile service to instantly add new Facebook friends in your vicinity is no longer there. A visit to the mobile web page is blank, and a click on the “Find Friends Nearby” tab in the iOS app goes to an error page.
Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby. Currently Initially called “Friendshake” and also accessible through a URL that is the abbreviation of “find friends nearby” (http://fb.com/ffn), it’s another step in Facebook furthering its reach into mobile, and creating services to meet new people — rather than building up more connectivity with the… → Read More
A little under one month after its acquisition of Instagram, Facebook has acquired Highlight competitor and ambient location app Glancee.
The company has already shut down the developer’s passive location app. All three co-founders, Glancee’s only full-time employees, will join Facebook, which now owns its technology. Our editor Eric Eldon called Glancee, “A nice-guy ambient social… → Read More
The history of location-based social discovery apps is a lot longer than the current hype surrounding Highlight and Glancee, currently darlings of the South by Southwest festival.
Back in 2007 TechCrunch’s founder Mike Arrington noted the existence of social mobile apps like Lime Juice, Rummble, Mig33, ZYB, Mocospace, Aka-Aki, Nokia Sensor, Dodgeball, Mobiluck, MeetMoi and Imity, just to name a… → Read More