Whether you’re on your PC or your mobile phone, you can pull up your friends’ positions on a map, see where they are and where they’re going, and what they’ve been up to recently. You’re always connected. You’ll even get alerts if your friends update their status, change locations, or contribute photos or notes. Or find places near you, see who else has visited, see the photos they’ve posted and the things they’ve said. You can even create your own places, contribute geotagged photos, and automatically build your activity feed. So it’s a friend finder like Loopt? Sort of. Jaiku? A little. Twitter? Maybe a bit. This is as much like them as they are each other. Swirl runs on about 200 phones, and they’re adding more every day. It’s free, of course, and on the road to being open-sourced. Stay connected with your friends. Meet new people. Find new places. It’s easy and it’s fun.
iSwirl.com In Their Own Words
“With Swirl Connect for your mobile phone, you can locate and connect with a friend or a group of friends—whether they are at home on a PC, or on the go like you. Find out what your friends are up to, view their current locations or destinations, take a peek at the latest photos they’ve added. Or just find a nearby place of interest, see who else visited, and read what they had to say.”
Why iSwirl.com It Might Be A Killer
Swirl runs on more handsets and networks than most mobile software of this sort. What good is a cool application that only runs on 10 phones on one network? Swirl is a crossover application, meshing web and mobile communications in real-time, and it combines popular features of mobile, social, location-based, and mashed-up software. Swirl is in the process of being open sourced — one of the limited number of mobile open source projects out there.