uCiC is the social networking app to open before a night out1
Unlike other apps that insist on, you know, "friending" people, uCiC lets you remain anonymous, without making permanent connections or engaging in private messaging. A Karma points system lets you earn scores by helping users explore your location, and said scores come in handy when you start queries of your own.
The app itself is reasonably polished, working fast with the Google Maps API and scanning for users in your area. Once you've logged in with your social network account (Facebook, Twitter, or Google+), you simply search for a location, select a user and start asking around.
uCiC demonstrated its potential in January, at the height of the Ukrainian unrest. Using the app to reach out to a user in Donetsk, the uCiC team was able to receive photos and videos of the area, getting a first-hand account of what it was like to be in the middle of the crisis.
The app is free and can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices.
|Developer: Snapwise||Download: Android, iOS|
|Category: Social||Price: Free (with in-app purchases)|