SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What is Jaleo? Besides a Spanish word that can mean "uproar" or "commotion," Jaleo (pronounced Ha-lay-oh) is a new application in the iTunes App Store. This App takes social networking to a new level. Whether the user wants to meet a new pen pal in Qatar, or find a new romance in Rome, or just practice French with a Parisian, the Jaleo App lets you do just that.
The App takes advantage of the iPhone's geo-location features to locate other people anywhere in the world with similar interests as the user. After entering a profile with minimal personal information, the user selects a search criteria, which may include gender, age bracket, and similar interests. The user then selects either his or her current location, a random place in the world, or simply types a specific location in the world. A pin drops in a map of the world at the location the user has selected. The next screen presents a user with a list of people near that location who have also downloaded the Jaleo App. The user clicks the person with whom he or she wants to chat and that's it! A new friendship has been made! Users can swap pictures and their exact locations in addition to text messages. New friends can be added as "favorites," and annoying users can be blocked so they will never bother the user again.
This application has numerous practical uses. For example, students who plan to travel abroad can use it in preparation for their trip by meeting new people in what will be their final destination before they even arrive there. Jaleo is simply a new way to make new friends anywhere in the world.
Another practical use of Jaleo is to practice a foreign language. Among other things, users can enter their native language in their profile, which can be used to select the list of people who will be displayed to the user after a location has been selected.
Of course, another practical use of Jaleo can be to find a new romance in some far away land that one hopes to visit someday. This engaging app allows users to meet other people in a safe manner before planning a face-to-face encounter.
In a world where technology seemingly makes distances appear to be getting smaller, the Jaleo app makes the world appear even smaller. Anyone, anywhere in world, can now become your friend with a simple free download of an iPhone App.
The Jaleo App is available to download free at the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/jaleo/id472017934?mt=8.
J. Manuel Raneda
SOURCE Jaleo, Inc.