Yakaround: Chat Rooms for Every Place and Event in the World

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[prMac.com] San Gabriel, California - Adeptial has just released its first app for the iPhone, Yakaround 1.0, a real-time chat application aiming to create chat rooms for all places and events in the world. By providing chat rooms for places and events, Yakaround enables users to instantly communicate with other nearby people at those locations.

Some examples usages of the app:
* At a professional sports game. Cheer with and talk to other fans at the game.
* At a college or school. Talk to other people who attend that college and want to chat.
* At an amusement park. Ask others about what shows to watch or which lines are shorter.

There are three types of chat rooms in Yakaround, place, event, and subject chat rooms.

Place chat rooms are chat rooms centered on a particular place. Users logged into Yakaround will see a list of places closest or most relevant to them and can join one of the chat rooms for that place. Although search has not yet been implemented, the user can choose to display more places until they find the place that they want to chat about.

Event chat rooms are chat rooms based upon an event that may or may not be tied to a place. Similar to place chat rooms, event chat rooms are displayed based upon the distance from the user. Since event chat rooms are created by users, Yakaround does not come preloaded with any event chat rooms.

Subject chat rooms are chat rooms that are not related to any particular place or event. They are simply chat rooms for talking to people nearby. When a subject chat room is joined, Yakaround selects the closest available chat room based upon that subject for the user. These chat rooms are used when the user does not have a particular place or event to chat about, but just wants to chat online with others.

Yakaround already contains chat rooms for hundreds of thousands of places. Since Yakaround was designed to be used in locations where there is a high concentration of people, most cities and colleges/schools should already be available as chat rooms in the application along with other densely populated places of interest.

Yakaround is currently only available in the US, but will eventually expand to other English-speaking countries.

Other features of Yakaround:
* Private messaging between users
* Distance of other users in the same chat room

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 6.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Yakaround 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Adeptial is an independent software company based in Southern California, focused on mobile app development for the iPhone. Copyright (C) 2011 Adeptial. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.