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Spontacts: Finding new nearby friends and contacts spontaneously

March 31, 2012

There’s a bunch of ways to make new friends and using social media is definitely one of the easiest way to do so. Two great examples in this regard are Facebook and Twitter, but did there’s also an Android app that provides a similar function and more.  Developed by ConceptWorks, the Spontacts app allows for spontaneous friend-making with people or contacts with the same interest in your neighborhood or places near you.  The name of the app itself is a portmanteau that suggests what it deals with best: spontaneity and contacts.

Aside from that, there is also an option to explore activities, places, and public events in a location that you prefer, helping you find like-minded people anywhere around the globe.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a music lover, a sports fanatic or even the geeky type because Spontacts can help you find people whom you can share your thoughts and interest with. It’s a cross-platform application (currently available for Android and iOS), which means more possibility for you to meet people who share the same interests as you do.

Using Spontacts

Before you can use this app, you have to register an account. If you have a Facebook account, you can also use it to log in. And, before you can make some friends, you have to fill up your account with your personal details to help the app find friends and events that suit you best.

After providing the app with your account details, you are then introduced to the app’s homescreen and from there you can find a list of all the Spontacts activities in your area. If you want to join an activity, just tap an event from the list and confirm that you are joining. You can also leave a comment if you want to.

If there are no events available in your location or if you don’t feel like joining available events, you can also opt to find other events in a different location that you might want to go. Just tap the placemark icon which you can find at the top and then go to a different location.

You will find several tabs/buttons on the bottom of the app’s screen: Activities, People, New, Offer, and Me. In the People Tab, you will find all the contacts from the app’s address book.  Of course it’s always great to bring along some old friends to join the gig. You can also invite the contacts on your phone to the events using Spontacts.

In the Offer tab, you will find all the events (whether public or commercial) and also the places of interest. You can take a look at these offers on the map which will be displayed along with the contact details and important information. There’s also the Me tab where you can manage your profile, check your inbox, or tweak some of the app’s settings.

If you want to create a new activity you can do so by tapping the New button. Provide event details such as location, time/date, and the people invited and your event is ready to go. You may also restrict the attendees, in case you don’t want to invite the general public.

If you are spontaneous or love exploring new things or making new friends, this app will surely come in handy for you. If you are new to a city and you want to make friends right away this app can surely help you. Download Spontacts free from the Google Play Store.

How do you find new friends or discover new contacts through your Android phone?