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Just in time for the country’s summer festivities, there’s about to be a new photo app on South Africa’s app markets called Trender. The startup’s real-time guide to popular gigs hopes to be the essential tool for partygoers who wants to see which spots are trending online and where their friends are hanging out.
“Ever wondered where people hang out or which places are popular? Trender offers a real-time guide on what’s happening where, based on its real-time atmosphere,” says joint-CEO Calvin Terblanche.
Essentially how the app works is that you can browse a list of venues ranked in order of popularity, based on real-time check-ins. Trender then ranks trends based on people checked in and also ranks users based on photos taken and activity on the App.
Trender joint-CEO Calvin Terblanche adds:
All that’s left to do is to decide where to spend the next few hours with friends. Trender lets you see what your friends and other partygoers are doing in your city in real-time and allows you to discover what the atmosphere is like, with current photos uploaded by people already there.
Trender will be available on iPhone and Android. “Ever wondered where people hang out or which places are popular? Trender offers a real-time guide on what’s happening where, based on its real-time atmosphere,” says Terblanche.
Once registered, the Trender app allows users to share where they are going with their friends and checks them in automatically when they arrive. The company notes that this is done using intelligent geo-fencing technology that tracks one’s movement.
“It posts that you are going to a destination and then acknowledges you as arrived when you do. The built-in directions feature also ensures you get to your destination,” he adds. Creepy of brilliant? You decide.
Trender will soon be available for free worldwide.