App Trend: Spiral – Community Interaction
Communicating and interacting with other people plays an important role in our lives and people are always trying to improve this, making local connections easier. Recently, a new application known as Spiral was launched in the market. This app, which is available both on iOS and Android devices, is set to change how we connect and share with the people around us.
Spiral was designed and developed by a group of techies from different backgrounds. Two of the developers attended Coachella and wanted to improve the way people connect and share information whilst attending festivals and community events like this, so they have worked together to create Spiral. The app allows user to receive posts and news near to where they are. They can add updates as well as comment on posts shared by other people. In addition, users are also able to modify the filters to widen the geographical coverage, always staying in control of their anonymity when adding comments and details to posts.
The app uses a series of codes to identify a location hosting an event. Actually, one of the developers behind the app, Gerry Colyer, refers to it as the location pulse. Users who are not at an event will be able to know what’s happening there, like people’s thoughts on the event or the availability of spare tickets so that they can turn up and get in.
Since its launch, the Spiral app has been gaining a lot of popularity. Some reasons fuelling its popularity are as follows:
- It offers up to date information about the current happenings at the event. (Traffic near the area, ticket availability and scheduling, etc.)
- People are able to share their comments and posts on real-time to update users that are not there of any interesting happenings
- Users remain anonymous hence secure their privacy
The app is certainly turning heads in the market. Nonetheless, it has joined the likes of Whisper, Secret and Yik Yak that also work in a similarly. There is certainly space in the market for these types of apps, and it may be of interest to you to try and create your own version. You don’t necessarily have to know any coding, as on our website we have many like Places Near and Nearby’s that will guide you building of your own App, and you never know, you may become Spiral’s new competitor! There’s no complex coding involved and you’d be surprised how easy it is, so why not give it a go!