WHAT IS IT?:
Bubble is an anonymous social app which allows you to chat with anyone else using the app in a circle (Bubble) you create by tapping on a map. Messages are auto-deleted after 24 hours. There is also a notifications tab, which lets you know when messages have been sent to your vicinity, so you can instantly chat with those Bubbles. The idea came from the belief that you can use technology to reduce the friction of strangers interacting with each other in a place such as a cafe or bar etc. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks for trying the app!
WHO'S THIS FOR?:
Bubble is best suited for communities/people who associate with each other in proximity such as a school. Try to get other people at your school to try the app so you can get to know people you don't know at your school!
HOW TO USE:
Using Bubble is simple. Upon first installing the app you will be taken to a map. The map will automatically center on your location**. Click the compass at the top right to center on you at any time. Then, tap where you are or anywhere on the map and you will create a proximity based chatroom that corresponds to that circle (Bubble) on the map. You will then receive all messages sent to that Bubble and any messages you send will also be sent to that Bubble*. Any message you send is anonymous and saved to that location for 24 hours and then auto-deleted.
*If you exit the app at any time, you will automatically receive the messages sent to the Bubble you created as a notification.
**Your location is never stored or collected for any reason. It is only used to display where you are client-side, and notify you when a message is sent near you.