Social Network uberlife Launches at SXSWBy: Chris Gabbard - March 5, 2012
Uberlife, a real-world location-based social network that makes it easy to hang out with your online networks and new likeminded people in offline settings, will be launching their iPhone app in the U.S. at South by Southwest (SxSW).
In uberlife, users sign-up with Facebook or Twitter and create real world “hangouts” around where they are or intend to be. Broadcasting these to their online social networks invites whoever’s free to “come join”, saving time pinging back and forth, inviting people individually, and the rejection of a “no” if they’re unavailable.
Users can also discover and join hangouts happening around them, and search them by tags to find hangouts that match their interests to meet and socialize with other likeminded people.
Following the UK launch of their API, web and mobile app, the company has seen growing interest globally with people using uberlife to find others to grab a meal with as well as to go to upcoming gigs, conferences, festivals and happy hours with.
SanchitaSaha, CEO and founder of uberlife explains,
“While social apps today are for sharing moments of our lives with our network, uberlife is about making those moments happen.
“SxSW provides an invaluable first opportunity to tap into the U.S. digital community, it’s the perfect environment, where thousands will be attending alone, to meet and hang out with new people.
“uberlife is also the ideal tool for speakers, brands and bands considering hosting ‘tweetups’ to bring their fans and followers together at SxSW.”
Additional uberlife features include:
- A hangout creates an “umbrella” capturing guestlist, comments, check-ins and photos that act as a beautiful digital memory capture afterwards.
- Users can import their Facebook Likes, connect their Last.fm account and follow interest tags to receive nearby hangout recommendations.
- Users earn a Connector Score when people who meet at their hangout start following each other. Like Klout for real world connectors.
- uberlife members can follow others to receive notifications when they create hangouts nearby and become “friends” only once they’ve hung out.