Saturday, 19 February 2011
Groupme And Foursquare Allow You To Create Texting Groups With Friends Nearby
TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Groupme has launched a cool new feature today, in advance of tomorrow's Foursquare hackday. People who link their Foursquare accounts to Groupme here can pull up an interface of all friends in the vicinity of their last checkin. You can then select which friends you want to be a part of a group, and the app will notify those selected with a text and the group's number. This is first group texting app I've seen to incorporate geo-location and the feature is perfect for the use cases of Coachella-like music festivals, sprawling tech conferences like SXSW or any other place where tons of smartphone wielding individuals tend to congregate in large groups.