My bubble or yours? Now you can take social media encounters to the next level with the new IceBr8kr app. This app definitely brings the social aspect back to social media. It monitors a 100 yard bubble around you at all times, allowing you to see and interact with others on the app who are in your same proximity. Thus giving you a chance to break the ice with those you'd like to meet without that blind and awkward first hello.
It makes it so much easier to meet new people as you are able to send messages to each other through the app. However the goal is not to just be another platform for text chatting, it's to actually meet and interact with new friends. To encourage this human interaction, the app allows 8 "volleys" within the app itself before it times you out with that individual for an hour.
The app also contains various features to allow you to customize your visibility and experience at any given time. Settings include notification preferences, and three different "pins" to show varying degrees of anonymity. So you can interact with others on your own terms based upon your mood at that time. And don't worry, you can even block the users that you may no longer want to interact with.
The developers are currently gearing up and getting people on and acquainted with the app, which is perfect for university settings, conferences and festival settings. And they have multiple ideas for future updates that may include networking features and possibly even interactions with businesses to offer special deals and discounts while users are interacting within the stores, and so much more. The possibilities are truly exciting and we are looking forward to watching this app take off.
You can download the app on Apple Store and Google Play and for more information, check out their website.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
Daniele is a student at Florida Polytechnic University who is studying Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security. In High School, she was introduced to the science and technology world through the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), a robotics foundation where students of varying ages can compete through tasks that their robots perform. With help from mentors she met through FIRST, she became interested in programming and developing. Today, Daniele is a special events host for F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and PLuGHiTz Live Special Events and a co-host for both The New Product Launchpad and FIRST Looks.