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.