PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Circle, the mobile app that shows what's happening nearby anywhere you go, today introduced new product updates that will make it easier than ever to share and discover real-time, local information.
The Circle community has made two consistent requests: the ability to sort posts by topic and share photos. Both are being answered. Now, members can select which categories they're interested in – effectively turning to the desired section of a virtual newspaper – to easily find the local information they seek. Posts are sorted into numerous categories including trending, news, family, sports, questions, events, nightlife and other. Only Circle lets you customize your feed of the latest news and events that you care about, as they are happening.
To further enrich the experience, Circle is integrating photo sharing directly into the app over the next month. Members will soon be able to post and view photos of local happenings along with their text.
"Circle is Twitter for Main Street. We want to make it easy for people discuss, discover and share what is going on around them," said Circle CEO and founder, Evan Reas. "We're connecting the mobile web to the real world in a way that hasn't been done before – the Circle community is local to you wherever you are, and is a place to find and share what matters to you. Today's updates make Circle even more useful and personalized."
The new version of Circle leverages the latest in mobile technology to be even more intelligent and beautiful. Circle already identifies the most relevant information to you based upon your behavior in the app, but will now spotlight priority information based on your specific location using an advanced "proximity popularity algorithm." The app not only learns what you like, but also understands what you need to know here and now. This is served up on a sleek, colorful platter with Circle's new dynamic average color theme, a new feature that automatically adjusts the color scheme based on your location.
With daily active members in 1,765 cities nationwide and one million new members joining every month, Circle is expanding rapidly. Today, more than 10 million community members are using Circle to discover and share what is happening in their area, from lost dogs to traffic warnings or free concerts. By making local communication simple, elegant and useful, Circle empowers anyone with a smartphone to have a community wherever they may be, and learn more about the world directly around them. Download the app for free at http://circleapp.com.
Circle is the mobile app that shows you what's happening nearby right now. Only Circle adapts to your location to provide useful information anywhere you go. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Circle is a privately held company funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Ron Conway, David Sacks and other top investors. To get in the Circle, visit http://circleapp.com.