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HiMyTribe Update Supercharges the iPhone for Business
Today, Never Alone Anymore, a company created to arm the world with business social networking tools, launched the HiMyTribe update for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Feature highlights include essential push notifications, background auto-searches for even when not actively in the application and a vendor marketplace, empowering people all over the world to conduct business and find local businesses from your phone wherever you are. HiMyTribe is currently available in English and French and soon to be available in Chinese. HiMyTribe creates a single platform with innovative and interactive features all in one place.
"Our application universe is growing at an exponential rate. Social networking applications are plentiful but do not really offer a useful solution," said Jean-Marc Orselli, CEO of Never Alone Anymore. "We are pleased to bring HiMyTribe to the iPhone user because amongst 75,000 applications there are a deluge of apps that help you find a person but not necessarily the one you are looking for. By listening to the public, we are addressing a need for useful business tools on your iPhone so it will operate like a BlackBerry."
HiMyTribe is the first app to mix a location and criteria-based search engine with a database of professional industries from architecture, through biotechnology, fitness, media, security, to video gaming, to help professionals connect in their business sector of interest, when in a new city, at a trade show or even in their own home town. Search is based on spoken languages, business sector, interests such as arts & humanities, entertainment, sports and customizable keywords. The application also includes a real-time vendor marketplace where you can find people selling or interested in purchasing items of interest.
The search is accurate to a few meters. A chat function is built in along with the ability to call someone from the app if they give you permission to do so. See members of your tribe on a Google Map marked by a pin drop labeled with their names. With notifications on, you will be able to auto-search for matches to your request that pushes an alert to you when there's a new match. Receive an alert when someone accepts your invitation to join their tribe and when someone invites you to their tribe. Also, receive an alert of a new message and see how many messages you have waiting for you. You'll also be alerted when a member of your tribe has changed their status.
Read more on the HiMyTribe website or download it from iTunes here
This looks interesting. It's FREE so there is no reason now to give it a try.