Nowtalk New York City, NY
Nowtalk is a web-based, group chat and private messaging application that you can add to your website in 1 minute, free. The chat can be customized, works on both desktop and mobile browsers, and is compatible with Wordpress.org, Tumblr, and Blogger.
Recess Cambridge, MA
Recess makes it easy to see which friends are free when you are, so that you can quickly make plans. Share your availability, start conversations about what's happening, and do something fun and spontaneous with the people who matter -- all from your phone.
GroupMe New York City, NY
GroupMe is the best way to chat with everyone you know. It's absolutely free, whether you're talking to a group of friends, or texting with one person. Best of all, it works on nearly every phone, via push or SMS. With GroupMe, it's easy to reach anyone, anytime, anywhere. It's like a private chat room for your small group. Have as many as you want, and it's always free. Now, you can coordinate with coworkers, organize a game night, and keep in touch with family all in the same place. With native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, you can chat with your friends from your phone on the go, on your computer at the office, and on your tablet from the couch. You can use GroupMe to split costs and collect money from your friends. Not every message should go to the whole group. Tap a friend's avatar anywhere in the app and take your private conversation aside.
MixBit San Mateo, CA
MixBit is a video-sharing app that helps people create dynamic videos together. Users can shoot video clips between one second and an hour in length, edit them together and share them on MixBit's community, as well as to Facebook and Twitter. MixBit lets you collaborate with anyone and remix clips from any MixBit project or user. Add as many clips as you want. A finished video can be around an hour long. Work on multiple projects at a time and choose to publish them as public or private. Create or improve videos by remixing clips from anywhere on MixBit.com. Record, edit and publish videos right from your mobile device. MixBit provide powerful yet simple editing tools like rearranging and trimming clips — everything you need for that perfect video.
Viber Limassol, Cyprus
With Viber, everyone in the world can connect freely. Viber users can send free text messages, photo messages, video messages and share locations with other users. Users can also make free HD-quality calls to other Viber users on iPhone®, Android™, Windows Phone, Blackberry®, Windows®, Mac, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. Viber’s HD voice calls, delivered over 3G or Wi-Fi, offer better sound quality than carrier networks. Viber to Viber mobile calls are, and always will be, free. Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features including stickers and emoticons.
Circle Palo Alto, CA
Circle is a mobile app that shows you what’s happening nearby right now, anywhere you go. Like an insider's guide to everywhere, Circle tells you what you need to know right now about what is going on around you. Circle also lets you share information and ask your important questions if the info you need is not there already. Lost dogs. Best fishing spots. Free kids events. Closed roads. Flash mobs. Amazing, scary, exciting and crazy stories are happening everywhere. The Circle community is there to help you navigate your world.
QuizUp Reykjavik, Iceland
The biggest trivia game in the world. Hundreds of topics, with over 200,000 questions. Play against friends in real time, and it’s free! Pick the topic, choose a friend and play QuizUp! QuizUp is social. Chat with other players, see how you rank against other players on the rankings, or get involved in discussions - every topic has a discussion board where you can openly talk about ideas. You can connect your QuizUp account with Facebook and/or Twitter and easily find and challenge your friends.
Line Tokyo, Japan
Line is an app for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers. Line users exchange text messages, graphics, video and audio media, make free VoIP calls, and hold free audio or video conferences. With real-time confirmation when messages are sent and delivered, current or any specific location updates, the ability to send emoji, stickers and emoticons to friends, groups where you can chat and share media, bulletin boards (up to 100 people at once) for groups, and the ability to add friends through the use of QR code or by shaking their phones simultaneously. Features a Sticker Shop where users are able to purchase virtual stickers depicting original and well-known characters. The stickers are used during chat sessions between users and act as large sized emoji.
Smule San Francisco, CA
A social network for making music. Smule has launched a number of popular, music-themed mobile apps, including Sing! Karaoke, Guitar, Ocarina, Magic Piano, and I Am T-Pain. Now it’s turning its website into a social network that it calls Smule Nation, highlighting performances from across all of its apps. The apps have always emphasized sharing. Now, with Smule Nation, the company can highlight the best performances across all of its apps. The website includes a section for the most popular music across the network, as well as the company’s curated picks. If you find a performer you like, you can visit their profile page to see other performances and follow them to get updates when they add new content. Those performers, meanwhile, get a unified presence for their work across the various apps, and if they want to share content, they can now just share a link.
Pact San Francisco, CA
Pact uses cash incentives to help you achieve your health goals, week after week. Earn real cash for living healthily, paid by the members who don't! Make a weekly Pact to exercise more or eat healthier. Set what you’ll pay other Pact members if you don’t reach it, use the Pact app to track your progress, and earn real cash for living healthily, paid by the members who don’t! There are 3 different types of Pacts - gym pact, veggie pact, food logging pact - to help you stay in shape, eat more veggies, and log your meals. You can choose to commit to one or all of these Pacts. GPS, photos and other services are used to keep you honest. All actions must be verified in order to count towards your Pact.