The simple one-page profile platform About.me is now available on iPhones.
Since its 2010 launch and acquisition by AOL, around 1.5 million people have built a splash page, a collection of their social media handles. An About.me page consists of a background photo, as little as two or three lines of text and buttons linking to a person’s social networks.
It’s a summary of who you are online that you can attach to email signatures, attach to Twitter and now view on your phone. The personal pages are short and sweet. The sleek interface packs a punch with its analytics system. Stats include views per month, clicks, links to you, average time spent on people and more.
Now, About.me iPhone app users can make pages on-the-go as well as connect with people on the street with the mobile app. The ‘Who’s Nearby’ feature — unique to the app — is something that will appeal to people watchers, co-founder Ryan Freitas told Mashable.
“There is this ability to create an opportunity for discovery, to see the way people are literally around you in a geographical location and how they represented themselves creatively,” Freitas said. “They have done something interesting to show off who they are as a person.”
The app brings many pieces of the successful web platform to the iPhone. About.me creators say much of the website’s appeal lies in the ability for people to browse the directory, not limited to friends.