Locochat is a location-based chat application with the goal of connecting people with others around them. Kollective Mobile worked with this Oakland-based start-up to create this exciting new app. LocoChat leverages the Facebook social graph and other frameworks to provide location-based and chat services. They are currently gearing up for our private beta at select bars & cafes in SOMA, San Francisco.
Some of the features include:
See who’s around
Launch the app, choose your location, and drop into the LocoChat. See who else is around, and begin chatting with them. In a restaurant? Get recommendations on what’s good on the menu. “Like” or “Check-in” to the place on Facebook if you wish.
Learn about them
See what you have in common with people around you. Who are your mutual friends, and what are their interests? User profiles based on information from Facebook give you some great tidbits to help break the ice.
Start a conversation
See someone interesting? Start a 1:1 private chat with them. If you really hit it off, you can “follow” them to keep in touch. You’ll see where they are when they’re logged in, and you can chat with them any time. No need to worry about privacy – you can “block” anyone you aren’t interested in.
Buy each other drinks, virtual and real. Redeem real drinks by sharing codes with baristas & bartenders.
The app will be available in the Apple App store in the coming months!