Essentially a stalking app of sorts, Circle allows users to find out not only their friends who are nearby, but also people connected through the same group of networks.
When granted access to your Facebook account, Circle is able to pinpoint your current location and match it with users on your friends and network lists that have checked into a location near you. A nifty feature is that the distance threshold of Circle’s searches can be altered, so you can always choose to widen the physical radius of where your friends are.
With an app like Circle, one can theoretically avoid the so-called “forever alone” moments. As Circle allows users to find out who is located near to them, users can just walk across the street to meet their friends.
In terms of graphic presentation and visual appeal, Circle scores top marks in this category. With a futuristic-themed design layout, Circle makes navigation a breeze. Strangely though, the way items are presented on Circle reminds me of the Windows 7 Mobile platform, possibly due to the light colored background with big buttons and smooth scrolling experience.
Not only does Circle allow users to find the locations of the people located physically closest to them, they can also browse through their previous check-ins. This means that when viewing another person’s profile, users are able to scroll through a comprehensive list of past check-ins. Creepy?
For a free app, I would recommend that Circle be downloaded. It is a great concept, and it also makes it easier to locate friends rather than using the default Facebook app to manually browse through the locations of friends.