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SocialRadar Review: Do We Need Another Location-Based Discovery App?

Two years ago, location-based apps like Highlight and Sonar were going to be the next big thing, according to participants at SXSW. But a funny thing happened during the annual tech conference: no one really used the apps. They drained your battery and weren’t particularly useful.

But are they now?

Michael Chasen, one of the masterminds behind the infamous college technology tool Blackboard, thinks so. He’s founded SocialRadar, a location-based people discovery iPhone app that pulls in your contacts from Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and other social networks to show you who’s nearby. We tried it out to see if it’s improved on the “ambient location” space.