Ernestine Fu, an aspiring young entrepreneur and her team has recently came up with a location sharing app called HelloWorld. HelloWorld is an app that allows an easier way for you to share your locations with friends and family using a fun and simple interface.
Users can post information on their current locations, find friends within the area, and also find out what their friends are up to. Friends can see posts you have updated recently in the form of text, pictures, and your location. However, posts will then disappear after a 24-hour time frame, which is a time frame the team claims is enough for users to check their friends’ updates. In this fashion, the privacy and personal data of users are protected and cannot be easily tracked.
The user interface of the app allow friends to see latest updates filtered by location. Users can also view friends’ post from the last 24 hours in a reverse chronological way. HelloWorld shares location among friends in the social media space without compromising your privacy. Similar to Foursquare, it tells how far away between the user and a friend nearby. From there, users can then choose to ping each other with a push of a button, or set up for a meet.
The team claims that it is a pleasant way to surprise friends with the help of location. It allows people to quickly share what they’re doing and what they are up to with a group of friends. It can be easily describe as something like Twitter meets Foursquare. Fu hopes that people would be more willing in sharing their location in social media interactions for a good use.
HelloWorld will be available for iOS and Android. For now, the app is still in beta. Anyone who are interested can sign up here for the beta tester invitation.