April 17, 2012 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] Copenhagen, Denmark - Wisekopf has released iBeThere, a location-based iPhone app that helps friends let each other know when they leave, when they arrive and where they are in-between. Current location sharing apps work primarily when the user is already at his destination, "checking in" to tell his friends and followers where he is right now, or letting them see his location only in a time limited window. iBeThere is richer: it's all about the journey.
"We're all going somewhere, right?" says Mads Foli, founder of iBeThere. "iBeThere lets your friends know that you're on your way, and when you are about to arrive. You'll be surprised how these two pieces of information helps the communication flow with people you care about."
This "communication flow" is improved even further by iBeThere's group chat function. If one friend comments on a trip, the message is sent to all the friends that have been notified of the trip, making coordination a breeze.
"I created iBeThere first and foremost for myself," Mads says. "I wanted a way to easily let friends and family know when they can expect my arrival. With iBeThere, my friends get notified when I leave, they can see my whereabouts while I'm on my way and they can easily estimate when I will be at my destination."
Built with simplicity, ease of use and privacy controls as the core building blocks, iBeThere affords users complete control over who can see their location. iBeThere even senses when the user is about to arrive at his destination, dispatches a notification to the selected friends and turns off GPS usage to minimize battery drain.
Signup is a one-tap experience with Facebook. One of the benefits of using Facebook is that users can share trips with every one of their Facebook friends, who can follow along with iBeThere's HTML-based Facebook app. This puts iBeThere at the fingertips of all of Facebook's 845 million users, not only users with an iPhone.
* Friends are notified when the user is leaving and when arriving
* Built-in group chat
* 1-tap sign up with Facebook
* HTML-based Facebook app allows sharing trips with all the user's Facebook friends
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 4.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iBeThere 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wisekopf was founded in 2012 by Mads Foli. Wisekopf's first app, iBeThere, became available on the App Store in April 2012. Mads is a creative technologist with an unceasing love for all things mobile. Mads built one of the first "moblog" services (think Instagram anno 2003) when camera phones first started to appear, and he continues his quest for developing fresh, new ideas that takes modern technology and makes it an enjoyable part of everyday life. Copyright (C) 2012 Wisekopf. 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.