Wearable Tech World Feature Article
May 07, 2014

Let Social Radar Work the Room for You

I think it’s safe to assume that you’ve seen the film “Terminator.” No, I don’t think that robots are going to turn against us.  And, no, I did not send a robot back from the future to save my life so that I could save the world (even though it would be pretty cool if I could).  The reason I mention this is simple: Arnold’s uncanny ability to scan a room and spot threats, exits, allies, and basically any and all other pertinent information.  This is no longer technology found only in the movies.

Social Radar is now available for Google Glass.  The ingenious app gives “working the room” an entirely new definition.  It uses real-time geolocation and social network information; you will never forget the name of your coworker’s wife again—your Glass will show you, discretely.  There won’t be an awkward pause in the conversation while you are thinking of something to talk about because all of your friend-of-a-friend’s interests and hobbies are right in front of you.

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The app supplies the user with any and all significant information from the vicinity.  The app will show you who you are connected to in the room, how you are connected, and their recent social network activity—Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Google+.  Michael Chasen, founder and CEO of Social Radar, has quite the twinkle in his eye: “We see huge potential with Glass to fundamentally change the way people meet and connect, by mixing social media profiles and location in real time.”  

Social Radar saw an opening in the market and they took it. "We see a huge potential market for our app related to wearables and we're excited to be one of the early leaders in tech development," said Chasen. “When we heard about Google Glass, we immediately got excited about developing an app for Glass. We were one of the first beta testers in D.C. region.”

Social Radar affords its user to connect with people like never before.  We like to meet people with similar interests; the app will point them out.  If you just got out of work and wanted to see what your friends are up to; the app will find them, even to the extent of what room of a house.  At a networking event, it will locate the movers and shakers you’re there to meet.  And, this is all in real time.

Chasen proclaimed, "Our app provides tremendous value to wearable technology by making you more socially intelligent about the people around you. According to IDC, wearable devices, like Google Glass, will reach 19 million units in 2014 and then dramatically grow to 111.9 million in 2018."

Social Radar appears an invaluable tool in the realm of networking.  It won’t help you save the world but the team at Social Radar believes it will help you change it.

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Edited by Alisen Downey

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