Mobtopic is a group-chat app that lets you chat to anyone nearby, allowing strangers who are sharing the same real-world experience to communicate.
We make a location-based chat app. People can access it instantly and without signing up using our HTML 5 app (www.mobtopic.com or mtop.co), or they can use our native smartphone app. The app allows you to start a chat at your current location. Others nearby can easily discover the chat and join.
Our app is different to most others because it connects you with people you don’t already know. Why would you want to chat to strangers who are nearby? Because you are experiencing the same thing as they are in the real world (a conference, a concert, a football game, an afternoon in the park). Also, being in the same space is often indicative of shared interests (people interested in finance attend finance seminars).
Our app is centered on group chat. Many other apps alert you when someone with similar interests is nearby, but they don’t facilitate any group communication. Mobtopic integrates with existing networks like Facebook and LinkedIn, so people can see who they are chatting too and who is nearby. If people want to turn their “transient” Mobtopic relationships into more permanent ones, we help them to do so on these other networks.
At events, the chat can be shown live on a video projector to encourage interaction
We encourage chats to be public (although closed, private chats are allowed)
Public chats are kept forever and are easily discoverable
You can also start a chat somewhere else on the map
Others can also join without having to be at that location
We have an HTML 5 app for quick and easy chat (just go to mobtopic.com or mtop.co)