HopOver Nearby Messenger
This app makes it easy to reconnect with friends that are in town or nearby. As a user of this app you can add a “hop” which is a status update at a certain location, along with an icon, that invites your friends to hangout. Friends can then like that status update and join the hangout by tapping on a heart and checkmark icon.
Friends can be invited to use this app using your Facebook contacts or your phone’s contacts. After they get the app and you can see their location when they post a hop, you can also communicate with them straight through the app. At any point of using HopOver Nearby Messenger, you’re able to disable your location sharing and keep it private. Unlike other apps that make it difficult to tell if your location is being shared or not, HopOver is very simple to navigate and understand.
On HopOver you can edit your profile, follow others, add places to your profile, and view your hops. The user interface is colorful and fun to use, and everything about this app is nothing but perfect.
HopOver takes the cake when it comes to GPS-powered communication apps since it functions more like a social network than a GPS-contact directory. It’s free too, so getting a bunch of friends to download this app and use it regularly will be simple.
However, there is always the fact that hanging out can be done by just getting in touch with friends via iMessage or SMS. Whether or not such an app is required is up to you and your friends.