December 2, 2014 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] San Diego, California - San Diego residents now have a new way to discover local hot spots and trending events in their neighborhood with Rocket, a photo-sharing social network for iPhone and iPod touch. With Rocket users can get photographic insights into what's happening in their city and where the best local hotspots are.
Whether looking for the hottest stage at a music festival or which downtown bar has the best crowd, Rocket combines photography and location services to help connect nearby users. To use Rocket, 'Rocketers' simply snap, edit, and share photos to showcase what's happening around them at any given moment.
Each photo shared on Rocket is then automatically displayed on a geo-targeted map, where the highest-rated photos have prominent placement. The app's own photo rating system gives 'rocket fuel' to well-liked photos. Higher ratings increase rocket fuel, but once a photo's fuel runs out, it's gone forever. This ephemeral nature enables Rocket to help users discover the most popular activities in their vicinity at any time.
"During my first adventure at Coachella, I wished there was a cool way to see the most popular photos from the Coachella community," says Ryan Grainger, head of Team Rocket, a small group of San Diegans who created the app as a way capture and share photos of their favorite experiences. "We created Rocket so people could discover the most exciting moments happening around them by connecting with everyone around them."
* Geographic photomap showcasing urban life in real time
* A powerful photo editing tools to overlay text and special effects for even more beautiful images
* A rocket fuel rating system giving users immediate feedback on photos
* The ability to follow friends or browse photos by location to discover local trending hotspots and hangouts
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 13.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Rocket 1.0 is free and available now on the iTunes App Store in the Lifestyle category for users in and around Greater San Diego, with more cities coming soon.
Team Rocket is a group of friends who share a passion for discovering life's most exciting moments. As app enthusiasts, Team Rocket strives to create a new life sharing experience that allows users to better engage with their immediate community. After spending several months traveling around the world, Team Rocket realized that every neighborhood has a unique social dynamic. With this in mind, they developed Rocket to highlight local hotspots and the most "Rocketing" people there. Learn more about Rocket at the website. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Team Rocket. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.