Cool New Group Texting App!

screen shot 2011 02 18 at 11 23 28 am1 Cool New Group Texting App!

There’s a cool new app in town called Groupme that allows users to link their Foursquare account to Groupme, and in turn, access an interface of all their Foursquare friends within the vicinity of their last checkin. Then, users can select which friends they want to engage in a group text, and the app will notify those selected with a text and the group’s number so that they can join. This is first group texting app I’ve seen to incorporate geo-location. When exactly would this app come in handy? Well, in cases such as friends meeting up at a large concert series such as Coachella, or wide-spread tech conferences; basically, any place where people tend to congregate in large groups. According to the Groupme blog:

“Imagine it with us: you’re at a concert and notice on Foursquare that a bunch of your friends are there too. But you don’t know where they are or how to get everyone together. You open up on your phone, check off all their names, and you’re instantly dropped into a GroupMe. With one text, everyone can plan where to go next.”

What do you think? Would an app like be useful for you and your friends?


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