A night on the tiles is generally made either all the more memorable or failingly forgettable dependent on the company you keep. So, to ensure a good time every time, be less the loner and adopt the buzz of a hive-mind with Swarmly…
Moving swiftly from apiculture to modern culture, the tools of socialising have gotten sharper and smarter with each passing year. The widespread arrival of mobile phones did away with the vagaries of arranging to meet friends in advance, and smartphones and social networking did the rest to ensure everyone is always in the right place at the right time.
But one side of the social coin that current tech can’t instantly assist with is the spontaneity of someone who suddenly decides that, rather than staying in to stare dead-eyed at the idiot lantern, is going to pop out and find a random party. Well, it couldn’t assist until Swarmly.
A location-sharer, download, pop in some seemingly irrelevant details such as your sex and age, then the app uses your GPS to map your immediate area, all the high-life hotspots, whether they be bars, restaurants, events etc., and displays where the most popular points are that the beautiful people are Swarming to.
Using live-sharing you can create your own Swarms either anonymously or by broadcasting your own local celebrity to entice others, or simply see where everyone else is being attracted to and just join them.
Naturally, all this relies on others using Swarmly too to get off the ground, otherwise it could just end up with just you and the village sociopath enduring a watered down pint at the world’s worst pub. But everything has to start somewhere, so tell your friends, spread the word and start a social Swarm today!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Simple, automatically updating and easy to operate, Swarmly has all the essential elements of a decent social location-sharing app and none of the clutter others overdose on. However, it is early days and seeking your first Swarmly hit on the map may well end up an ironically lonely affair for a while…