A newly released mobile application reveals connections to other users in the vicinity.
Saskatoon, SK, April 14, 2010 – Flutter, released today by the MashedIn development team, could be used by those looking to network at conferences, break the ice at social events, or find out whether they know someone in an unfamiliar city.
Flutter (www.mashedin.com/flutter) examines the user’s network of friends across three different social networks – Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. From this data the application can identify connections to people that the user might not personally know, but with whom he or she shares mutual friends.
When the user logs in on a location-aware mobile device, Flutter displays a list of other mobile users who’ve recently tweeted or visited Flutter within a given radius. The list can then be sorted by the number of shared connections, by proximity, or by time.
CTO Jason Collins said that the power of Flutter is that it can uncover relationships across multiple social networks. “For instance, someone who only uses Facebook might turn out to be connected, via a mutual friend, to someone who only uses Twitter.”
Flutter was designed to showcase MashedIn’s powerful cross-platform social discovery technology. The MashedIn platform grinds through massive amounts of data to help reveal previously concealed connections among social network users.
MashedIn is a product of VendAsta Technologies, based in Saskatoon, Canada. In 2008 VendAsta received $3 million in venture funding to develop social software solutions for small and medium businesses.