Award winning iPhone app lets you see what's going on around you, and
what people think about it in real time
MONTREAL, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Echoer (http://echoer.com), a free iPhone application that allows users to post and experience
local thoughts, events and discoveries, launches today exclusively in
the Canadian iTunes app store.
The visual nature of the app makes it quick and simple to find out
relevant, timely, and popular recommendations, news and opinions about
local restaurants, bars, gigs and events - wherever people gather to
share ideas and experiences.
"Echoer is an app for anyone who's tired of reading old and out-of-date
comments, and who wants to engage in the local conversation. With
Echoer they can find out, in an intuitive and enchanting way, what
people are saying in real-time about places, events and issues near
them," said Daniel Cowen, co-founder and CEO of Echoer. Because of our
ties to Montreal we've been developing and beta testing this technology
here, and we decided to launch Echoer in Canada first, before rolling
out the app to the rest of North America, Europe and Asia."
As well as posting their own thoughts, known as 'Echoes', users can
amplify others' recommendations and discoveries, helping Echoer
identify the most relevant and popular posts in a given location.
Echoer takes this into account, together with timeliness and locality,
displaying the most relevant Echoes on a local map.
Cowen continued: "We've developed an innovative and beautiful solution
to cut through the surrounding social media noise, and bring you
content that's relevant, timely and local. We've put as much time,
thought and effort into the look and feel of the app as we have into
the design of the system that powers it."
The Echoer algorithms and interface have been developed in a global
effort between Echoer engineers, designers and marketeers in Montreal,
Israel and Hong Kong. They have been designed to provide a positive and
enjoyable experience, whether navigating your surrounding area or
delving deeper into a specific place through that location's own 'Echo
Chamber'. When exploring your local area, the most popular and up to
date content is displayed more frequently and prominently on the
screen, and when you enter a place you are able to see a striking
visualization of the echoes there, moving around in real-time as they
vie for prominence against one and other.
The Echoer team have extensive experience in developing mobile app hits
- in 2011 the team released the 'Last Night Never Happened' app, which
went on to reach the top social media app spot in international
markets. The design and concept behind Echoer has already led to
accolades, with Echoer winning the influential LeWeb 2011 Google
People's Choice Award in December 2011.
Download the app via http://echoer.com and follow on http://twitter.com/echoerapp
High-resolution images can be found at http://bit.ly/EchoerImages
About Echo Labs (www.echoer.com)
Echo Labs was founded in March 2011 and is led by Daniel Cowen and Davin
Sufer, serial entrepreneurs and visionaries whose previous projects
include the acclaimed 'Last Night Never Happened' app.
Echo Labs mission is to develop revolutionary social media products that
allow users to interact with the information and places around them in
an engaging and meaningful way, combining user recommendations,
locality and timeliness.
SOURCE Echo Labs
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