Google is testing Shoelace, a new social networking app that links individuals who share common interests and activities after shutting down their previous project Google+.
Search giant Google hasn’t had much luck with social media networks, although it’s attempted quite hard. Google subsidiaries Orkut, Google Buzz, and Google+ have all bit the dust-up until now, in addition to messaging services Allo and Google Wave. Google had just recently closed down among its previous project called Google+. That hasn’t stopped them from attempting something else, and that something is called Shoelace.
A report brought by The Verge stated that Google’s effort through the “Shoelace” app would be to organize events and activities which will be local.
What is Google Shoelace?
Shoelace is a social networking app that is hyper-local because it wishes to link individuals based upon particular events and shared in-person activities in the location where they live. On the contrary to other social media networks, it appears to motivate individuals to invest less time on their phones and do something in reality instead. It takes a step further by driving and helping with real-world connections in this digital world. For now, Shoelace launched on a smaller sized scale to keep that personal touch. Now the network is just readily available in New York City, probably to see how it works before rolling to other cities.
Like the loop in a shoelace, in this app, everything built around loops. You do not need to have any of your events and can link to a variety of event categories. The app learns your preferences and begins suggesting new ones.
It is a mobile app now offered for Android and iOS; however, remember, just if you’re in New York City. It’s offered on an invite-only basis, although you can request an invitation here.
Area 120, Google’s workshop for experimental products developed the app. It hypothesized that some features of the product might include in other Google services if the app doesn’t make it beyond the beta phase in NYC.
It’s likewise simple to discover things to do and make plans to do them with others. Users can invite anybody else to sign up with– whether they utilize the app or not. To sign up with Shoelace, however, users will require to have a Google account.