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[APP] Who's Near Me (Mobile Geo-Proximity Social Networking)

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By SynergeTechSolutions, Junior Member on 10th May 2010, 09:22 PM
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Hello everyone,

We have released a free new Windows Mobile application called Who's Near Me. In a nutshell, this application uses GPS (or cell tower info if no GPS) to determine your location and then displays other users that are nearby you - along with their photo, age, gender, and bio. You can then start an anonymous message conversation with anyone on the list. It uses your data connection only so you are never charged for any text messages.

The application is still considered beta but has already been in closed testing for a few weeks. Most major issues should be resolved at this point. We plan to add it to the Microsoft Marketplace for Mobile as a free application in the next few weeks - at which point we expect the number of active users to increase substantially. A Windows Phone version (with additional functionality) will also be available at the launch of the WP7 platform.

The application is free (100% free, no advertisements even), small, and pretty cool. You can download the latest version of the application from our website as a cab file directly to your phone at The download link is pretty clearly located to the right of the page title. I have also uploaded the current release's cab file to this post. This current release is focused for touch devices and no testing has been done with non-touch phones. Windows Mobile 5.x and 6.x are both supported. The Microsoft .Net Compact Framework 2.0 is required on the device.

Since the application is in beta, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. You can either use the feedback form in the application or post your feedback to this forum post.


Brian P. Hamachek
President & CEO
SynergeTech Solutions
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11th May 2010, 02:23 AM |#2  
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Cool app. If you all can get everyone to adapt and use this program, it could become it's own personal social network giant. Kind of like speed meeting
11th May 2010, 08:25 AM |#3  
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Who's near me?
Well - I still don't know. Heard about the app from 1800pocketpc. But so far, can't get it going. Downloaded from the dev's website. It says it was installed correctly. Then when I open it it says, "Connecting to service..." and it just goes around and around without ever connecting.

I wonder if it is because I live in a rural area (Boron Ca 93516) without very good cel coverage? Bc I thought I read it works to position you through cel towers.

I have no idea. Wanted to test it. But no luck so far.
11th May 2010, 12:35 PM |#4  
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Crash after view SynergeTech user profile. Fail to connect to server then.
Using HTC HD2.
11th May 2010, 01:24 PM |#5  
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started good,chatted a little bit.also notified by answers.

then after a while, I tried to answer again and app crashed. restart didn't work "profile error"
After soft reset my hd2 was very background process to see.restart still failed.
reinstall takes no effect.sometimes it crashes to answer, afterwards profile error.

but the app is young and a great idea.

please add options to switch off/on gps localization and use cell manually.
the footprint/cpu usage is quite high and noticeable on hd 2...

sended also report by app, but crashes afterwards...

keep up good work! thanx
11th May 2010, 10:37 PM |#6  
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Mine also just stops and get stuck on the Connecting to service... on my touch pro 2.. great concept though.. Cant wait to get a working version.
11th May 2010, 11:34 PM |#7  
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Same thing here. Gets stuck at the connecting screen. ...On TP
Will be waitin for the app to start working...
12th May 2010, 08:25 PM |#8  
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Thanks for all of the feedback. As I stated, this application is still a beta release. We have just published a major update though and the issues some of you were having should be resolved at this point. The application is picking up popularity in Europe so it is definitely worth taking a look at if you live there. Here are the changes that this update include:
  • Substantially redesigned the user interface (see attached screenshots)
  • Added a settings screen - including filters for narrowing down the nearby people list
  • Added support for showing distances in either Kilometers or Miles
  • Added ability to "delete" messages in order to reduce clutter
  • Fixed local timezone bug on messages list.
  • Added terms and conditions consent screen.
  • Fixed geo-locating issues for some locations.
  • Added auto-update (with a confirmation prompt) feature.
  • Fixed issue that caused profile to revert to showing age 13
  • Many, many, many performance/bandwith enhancements
  • Many, many, many minor cosmetic and usability improvements

Overall, the application is much more usable now. We hope to get it into the Marketplace for Mobile as soon as possible - which is when it should really get intresting.

You can learn more here:

I have attached the latest cab file for the application to this post.

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12th May 2010, 09:31 PM |#9  
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Latest beta still is not working on my Sprint Tp2. I hit agree to terms and conditions page and gets stuck there now. Would like to give this a try..
12th May 2010, 09:49 PM |#10  
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Check and see if there is a file called "WhosNearMeLog.txt" in your My Documents (or Personal) folder on the device. If an error is occuring during connecting, it should be logged there. Please send me that file and I will diagnose the issue for you and either fix it in our software or let you know how to resolve it on your end. Thanks.
12th May 2010, 11:20 PM |#11  
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at first: it's an app, which it free and a beta - soo I appreciate your efforts and don't mind in any way if something doesn't work.
just want to say thank you!

now the result if new cab:

it can't connect to service.
I installed it to internal storage and switched on wifi.
but no way to start it.

I saw... you rely on wwe ... and I have german rom. so I didn't found it in startmen├╝ (= start menu) and had yoi start it in /storage card/programme (not programs or program files)
perhaps the .cab lacks the international parameters like %ce1% or %ce11% ?
or inside app is a wwe-path hardcoded?

here's my log:
12.05.10 23:09:32
System.FormatException: FormatException
bei System.Double.Parse(String s, NumberStyles style, IFormatProvider provider)
bei SynergeTechSolutions.WhosNearMe.Client.WinMobile.S plashScreen.StartApplication()
bei SynergeTechSolutions.WhosNearMe.Client.WinMobile.S plashScreen.timer1_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Timer._WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
bei System.Windows.Forms.ApplicationThreadContext._Int ernalContextMessages(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
bei Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.EnterMainLoop(IntPtr hwnMain)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(Form fm)
bei SynergeTechSolutions.WhosNearMe.Client.WinMobile.P rogram.Main()
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