Innovative Social Glassware Helps You Find The People You Care About
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 1, 2014 — SocialRadar, the application that helps you find the people you care about, announced today new Glassware available on MyGlass. The Glassware combines real-time social network information from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Google+ with geo-location data from your Glass device to empower you to make smarter real-world connections.
“We see a huge potential market for our platform related to wearables and we’re excited to be one of the early leaders in tech development,” said Michael Chasen, founder and chief executive officer at SocialRadar. “Our Glassware provides tremendous value to wearable technology by making you more aware of who is just around the corner. According to IDC, wearable devices, like Glass, will reach 19 million units in 2014 and then dramatically grow to 111.9 million in 2018.”
SocialRadar for Glass tells you who is around and how you are connected. The Glassware gives you all the information you need for a personal, well informed, interaction. For example, you can more easily remember the names of others, as SocialRadar Glassware will help you to know who is in the room. And, you will not need to wonder if you are missing anyone important at an event, as your Glass could tell you about those in the room.
“When we heard about Glass, we immediately got excited about developing Glassware. We were one of the first beta testers in D.C. region,” said Chasen, “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.”
How People Use SocialRadar:
Up your awareness. With SocialRadar, you can walk into a room or attend an event, and with a quick glance at your Glass, recognize that there are 20 people near you whom you know – six work colleagues, four people from your college, two old high school friends, someone who plays tennis, and seven friends-of-friends.
See where your friends are. When you are looking to go out in the evening, you can pull up SocialRadar for Glass to see the places where your friends are hanging out. You can use built in navigation to find friends at a party.
Meet new people. SocialRadar helps you meet people with common backgrounds, such as the same former employer, philanthropic causes, hobbies or interests – such as fellow Glass Explorers. In a new city, it’s natural to have social anxiety. SocialRadar is a portable icebreaker – along with Glass itself – empowering you to make connections with people in an unfamiliar place. You can even be alerted if you choose, when those who share your interests are close by.
Lose the nametags. At a business lunch, you may not remember how you know someone across the table that you are sure you have met before. Now you don’t even need to awkwardly pull out your phone to find out. SocialRadar for Glass can remind you. You no longer have to pretend that you remember that person; rather, you can now wow them with relevant topics that spark interesting conversation.
Network like never before. At a tradeshow like CES or SXSW, you want to connect with people who have similar interests, but it is hard to know who is there. SocialRadar for Glass illuminates connections in the room and allows you to identify that one person with whom you have been dying to network.
Also in beta is SocialRadar for Android, further expanding the reach of SocialRadar’s intelligent real-time social network application.
For more information, please visit http://socialradar.com/glass or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/socialradarapp or on Twitter @SocialRadarApp.
SocialRadar is building technology that helps you find the people you care about. Developing leading-edge technologies in the social location space, SocialRadar created an innovative technology platform for iPhone, Glass and Android applications that will fundamentally change the way people connect online and meet in the real world.
Based in Washington, DC, SocialRadar was founded by Michael Chasen, the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Blackboard, Inc. During Chasen’s 15-year leadership tenure, he grew Blackboard to be a global leader in education technology, serving 1,000s of institutions worldwide and over 40M users. Chasen took Blackboard public in 2004 and then sold it to Providence Equity Partners in 2011 for $1.7B.