Nowy Friends

Do you ever wonder if your friends are nearby?

For example, in the same metro, at a festival, or on the street.

Get notifications when your friends are nearby. You'll no longer miss seeing them.

Better privacy. Nowy Friends does not track your GPS location nor uploads it to the cloud.


Nowy Friends is super simple to use, accurate, battery friendly, works anywhere (no GPS, no Internet), and protects your privacy.

Description

Have you ever wondered who of your friends are right where you are, right then, but you just didn't see them? For example, in the same metro, at a festival, or on the street.

Wonder no more, Nowy Friends tells you when your friends are actually nearby, not that they were 1 km away 10 minutes ago! Nowy Friends transforms a boring metro ride into something fun.

Nowy Friends is not a friend-tracking app: you don't see friends on a map, the app doesn't track where your friends are, and doesn't use Internet.

Nowy Friends is new type of app that is super simple to use, accurate, battery friendly, works anywhere, and protects your privacy.

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On your commute

If you're like us, when you get in the metro or bus in the morning, you look around to see if any of your friends are in the same carriage as you, because you'd prefer spending your ride chatting with them.

Unfortunately, you cannot see everyone in the metro, so you may miss seeing your friends. And when you later find out that a friend was sharing the same ride as you, you may feel regretful you missed this opportunity.

Nowy Friends is like improved eyesight: it helps you see which of your friends are nearby.

Festivals

You're at the best festival of the summer, your favorite band is playing. You'd want to share this moment with all your friends.

Then Nowy Friends notifies you that a friend you didn't know came is nearby, and he's also a fan of the band, you meet him, and you sing together each song.

On the street

We like hanging out with friends, whether it's planned or as a happy coincidence. And when it's by chance, it has a special flavor to it.

Imagine you're taking a walk, have your headphones on, and look at the scenery. How sad would it be if your friend was nearby, on the same street, doing the same thing. You'd probably not see each other.

Nowy Friends automatically notifies you when a friend is nearby.

At a party

The more friends are at a party, the more fun the party is.

While at a party, you spend your time having fun, not constantly checking if your friends arrived. So, you may miss seeing them and miss partying with them.

Nowy Friends automatically notifies you when a friend shows up.

Have to return an item

We don't like forgetting things related to friends. It makes us feel frustrated and seem bad friends.

Imagine Jamie lent you his book and you want to give it back, so you put the book in your backpack. But, when you see Jamie, you forget to give it to him. This happens to us.

Nowy Friends has friend-based reminders. They're like other reminders, but show up when you meet your friend, regardless of where and when. So now, you can set up a reminder that says "Give back his book." and it will show up when you meet Jamie, be it in the metro, at school, or in the street.

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Properties

Right here, right now
See friends that are actually nearby.

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Simple to use
Install, sign in with Facebook, and you're done.

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Battery friendly
No Internet, GPS, or battery worries.

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No surveillance
No location tracking, no cloud storage, no surveillance.

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Bluetooth Low Energy
Works anywhere. No need for Internet or GPS.

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Made at EPFL
Developed by EPFL graduates and PocketCampus members.

Team

Silviu Andrica

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Loïc Gardiol

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Amer Chamseddine

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Press

TechCrunch

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ICTJournal

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20 Minutes

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