Combines real-time events and places with the power of Twitter
GyPSii, a real time location-enabled social media platform, has launched a new app named Tweetsii, which epitomises the real time web and connects people with places and networks, by bridging the Twitter experience with mobile social media, the social graph, location and contextual mobile-based search.
The company said that the new app builds an aggregated real world index of places, with updates from Twitter users and location-based services, including GyPSii, Gowalla and Foursquare, among others. It allows Twitter users to tweet, check-in, send alerts and tips, create places, upload photos and other media content. Updates made via Tweetsii appear in users’ Twitter feed.
According to GyPSii, the new platform allows users to see new tweets from whom they are following, and see who is nearby. Its PlaceStreams provide real time trending and a record of events at location-enabled places.
In addition, Tweetsii provides an ‘Explore’ feature that utilises GyPSii’s core PlaceRank search technology to combine Twitter streams with place-based points of interest and events. Explore results are based on not only the trends people tweet about, but also the places and events they go to, and their social graph, the company said.
GyPSii said that the places and content come from users, including other networks such as GyPSii, Gowalla, Foursquare. Explore results reveal contextual tweets, photos, events and points of interest sorted by proximity, ratings and time. Check-in and be heard feature allows users to ‘check-in’ to places and share their experience, add to an existing conversation about the place or start a new one and check out relevant content around them.
Dan Harple, founder and executive chairman of GyPSii, said: “Tweetsii is an extension of the GyPSii vision to connect people and places across networks. The Tweetsii app breaks down barriers between the real world and the digital world, by making real time social media easy to create and interact with.
“The GyPSii technology takes us beyond ‘search engines’ and shows what we need are real time place-based ‘connection engines.’ In the age of mobile we can return the Internet to an experience of discovery, but more personal, relevant, and place-based. Mobile technologies have achieved more connectedness, but not deeper, more profound connections – that’s what we’re hoping to do with Tweetsii.”
Initial availability will be in the Apple Appstore for iPhone, followed by Android and Blackberry platforms.