Launched for iOS devices back in May 2012, the location-based social app Circle gradually attracted more and more users and is currently quite popular among some social groups. But what does the app do? What makes it different than other social networks like Facebook and Twitter? Circle is an app that uses your personal information from various social networks in order to help you connect with other Circle users who are currently nearby you. The app also shows you useful information and social activity from other Circle users who are in the same area. You can select the radius of Circle's reach and thus affect the amount of info it will show you – the radius could vary between "around a few steps" to "within the whole universe".
The latest update brought several new features to the app. For example, the information can now be sorted in various channels, such as 'Events', 'News', 'Nightlife', etc. Users can now submit photos, which will be immediately available to other Circle users in the specified area. The app has also received a fresh new semi-transparent interface, which automatically changes the color scheme of Circle whenever you open it. When it was first launched, you could log into Circle only with your Facebook account, but now you can do so either with your Twitter or LinkedIn ones. The app has also received a fresh new semi-transparent interface, which automatically changes the color scheme of Circle whenever you open it.
“I got fascinated by the idea of connecting people in the same location. Circle is like a local Twitter for Main Street. I am from Wisconsin where you can just ask random strangers for help, but you can’t do that in most cities. Circle brings that small town feel to everywhere.” - Evan Reas, the co-founder and CEO of the app.
Circle is free to use and is currently available for devices running either iOS or Android.