Locist App Launches as a New Kind of Mobile Social Experience
App developer onehackmind, Inc. is kicking-off the new year with the public launch of Locist (1.2.32), a new kind of mobile social experience available now on the App Store and on Google Play for free.
Locist is a real-time, location-based content sharing and discovery platform that enables groups of people in close proximity to share information about their location. The app is a daring re-imagination of the location-based social network: for one, it does not rely on previously existing connections made by friending or following.
Locist lets users easily tap into what's happening around them. The app does more than just help users discover events - parties, concerts, classes, MeetUps - happening nearby at any given moment. Users can also create, share, comment on, and spread (echo) their own "blasts" - messages, events and pictures - for everyone in their geographic area or "radius". Locist pins blasts to the location where they are created and makes them available to everyone within the radius of blast in real-time for a limited amount of time.
"We want to empower creative people everywhere with a new way to promote their own events to people nearby - not just to their friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter," says onehackmind Co-Founder and CEO, Pablo Schuhmacher. "This is what makes Locist different from other mobile location-based social or event-oriented apps. Imagine you're a band trying to get off the ground in NYC and you're trying to get your music to new ears, so you're playing shows at bars or small venues. How do you tell the people in the 5 blocks around that venue that you're playing that night? You can't really. But with Locist you can do exactly that. Think of it as a Twitter meets Tumblr for locations."
Locist integrates extensively with Facebook as well. Users can easily cross post blasts on Locist to Facebook. When users create event blasts on Locist, Locist can automatically create a public event page on Facebook as well, making it easy to reach both a local audience on Locist and friends on Facebook. RSVPs and comments made through Locist are also registered on the Facebook event page.
Locist works worldwide. Users can see messages and discover events anywhere in the world simply by panning the map to the location of their choosing.