Shrtwv (pronounced “Shortwave”) is an anonymous sharing app that connects pictures and thoughts to their specific locations, which others within proximity can browse and share.
Geo-tagged posts, or otherwise called “waves,” can be read in real-time by those nearby, allowing people to comment on conversations without feeling out of place. Posting a wave is fairly straight-forward, simply swipe up the app’s home screen and share your thought or photo. Other people can flag, like, or comment on any anonymously posted waves.
Shrtwy works well for people who want to share statements overheard in public areas like coffee shops, or any far-ended thoughts that might unpredictably come to mind.
“We believe that anonymity is really about commenting on and taking in experiences without any direct judgment by others,” says Muneeb Bokhari, co-founder of Shrtwy.
Since going live, the app has seen over 200,000 posted waves, reaching users in over 52 countries. Of all the posts, Bohari, in an interview with TechCrunch, shared one that really stuck out to him, which was of an encouragement given to an expecting father who was stressed about welcoming his third child.
There are still some rough edges that needs smoothing, but given time, the developers are sure to improve the apps efficiency and user friendliness.
If you want to give the app a go, you can download it for free here.