App Creates A Bubble Of Nearby Connections Around Members
Spayce splits business and personal profiles in a hyperlocal context.
Spayce is an “in-person social network” that uses hyperlocation and facial recognition to connect people who are within a 100-meter radius of each other.
Developed by Harvard senior Patrick Colangelo, the mobile app allows people to connect with each other for free with two types of profiles. A personal profile includes pictures, friends, and three words to describe themselves, whereas a professional profile also includes their job information.
When Spayce members encounter each other’s 100-meter radii, they can start creating what Spayce calls a “Memory” – a running feed of photos, videos, audio or text. Similar to Facebook, users can also set the settings for a Memory on private, public, or friends. When a user enters a location, they will see is a live feed of the public memories happening in that location. The memories that users create are saved permanently for participants but only stay for 100 minutes on their friends’ feeds.
The app aims to change the ‘just walked into the room’ moment for the digital generation.
Spayce is being funded by an anonymous “wealthy Harvard angel” and will be launching soon. The startup has already recruited 80 campus ambassadors nationwide promoting the upcoming launch and creating waiting lists for the app.
Source: USA Today