It’s been five months since the shutdown of Google Plus, and Google have already begun public testing of Shoelace- their new social interaction platform.
A small team in Area 120 designed Shoelace, with the mission to use technology to help facilitate real-world connections.
This social interaction platform differs from the standard social media platform, in that it allows you to meet like-minded people online, and encourages you to go on to develop real life friendships.
Shoelace is a mobile app that helps connect people with shared interests through in person activities. It’s great for folks who have recently moved cities or who are looking to meet others who live nearby.
After passing security and verification procedures, each user is then part of a community. Not unlike a dating site, users are then “tied” together based on their interests, ” like two laces on a shoe.”
Each day, we find the best things happening around you — from pick-up soccer to free comedy shows — so you don’t have to.
If you don’t like the look of the events on offer, you’re also welcome to create your own, and invite other people to join you.
The site’s still in the early stages, and is currently operating on an invite-only basis, and is only partnering with select communities.
While our goal is to bring Shoelace to cities nationwide, we’ve decided to focus our efforts on New York City at first. This will help us determine what works and what doesn’t as we work to make the app available to more people.
Shoelace supports iOS v11.0 users and Android devices v8.0 and newer, and requires an active Google account to log in.
If you’re not part of the select few to be invited to the social media site, you can fill out a request to bring it to your area.
In the mean time, you can give the upcoming Social Interaction Site’s website a quick explore to see what it’s about.