NerdNearby: Foursquare, Instagram, And Twitter With A Dash of Color

Presentations for the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon are in full swing (tune in for the live stream!), and we’ve already seen some very nifty nascent apps and services. One that just caught my eye is NerdNearby, a simple app that detects your current location and presents every tweet, Foursquare check-in, and Instagram photo that has been shared from that area in the recent past. In other words, it’s sort of like Color meets a jumble of geo and social APIs.

There’s no signup process — the only thing you need to do is grant the site access to your location (a feature that’s supported by modern browsers on both PCs and phones). The content is presented in a simple interface pictured at right that looks quite nice in mobile browsers. Obviously it’s basic, but that’s to be expected from a site that was built in less than 24 hours.

Some obvious potential improvements: support for more APIs and a way to filter which services you want to pull content from. Of course, there’s still the question of whether this content will be interesting — you’re going to run into plenty of Twitter updates that aren’t really relevant to the place they were posted from.

You can follow the progress of the project on their Twitter account, NerdNearby.