ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TrinityApp Workz, an Alpharetta, Georgia-based application development company, announced today the launch of NearbyNewz, a groundbreaking locational and crowdsourced information sharing platform. Decoupling the friend/follow paradigm of traditional social media, NearbyNewz allows users to share and receive information on a locational basis, using a GPS radius predefined by each user. As a user moves, NearbyNewz updates their feeds based on their new location.
Through locational media, each user's newsfeed is populated with information generated within their immediate area by other users, greatly broadening the scope of communication for people existing in the same geographical location. Further, an assessment tool allows users to rate posted stories, creating creditably ratings for each user over time and lessening the likelihood of fake news becoming pervasive in the app.
"The reason NearbyNewz is groundbreaking is because people are now able to inform others and be informed on a geographical basis," said Randy Davis, NearbyNewz's CEO. "What ends up on your news feed is real news posted by people on the scene and validated by others in the area, not fake news that's run amok on social media and traditional news sites. The goal is to get people to communicate with others around them and to share credible, valuable information everyone can use."
- Safe and secure – Users are never tracked and posts are left where they originated.
- Credibility Rating – Users rate others' posts on value and credibility.
- Trending Timeline – This optional timeline allows users to see what posts are popular – which posts are getting the most clicks, comments and views – regardless of where they originated.
- Bookmark Link – Bookmarking allows users to keep a story or event in the Favorites timeline.
- My Posts – Users can view a historical record of their own posts.
- Comments – The community can provide additional commentary to any post.
- Flagging Post – This tool allows uses to report a post believed to be false or inappropriate.
NearbyNewz is free to download and use and is available in the App Store and coming soon to Google Play.
About Trinity App Workz
Trinity App Works is an Alpharetta, Georgia-based app development company co-founded by Randy Davis and Todd Moran in 2013. NearbyNewz, an app that allows for crowdsourced information sharing on a local level, is the company's first foray into locational media applications. For more information on Trinity App Workz, visit www.trinityappworkz.com.
NearbyNewz is not social media, but something altogether new: Locational media. NearbyNewz crowdsourced information is now shared by location, not by connections or who knows whom. Additionally, as you move, the information in your local feed updates because you are now collecting new information based on your new location. NearbyNewz happens in real time and allows users to exchange information without restriction of the friend/follow model that prevents the flow of location-based information. For more information, visit www.nearbynewz.com.
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