Sweep was released last week for the first time and made available on Android’s Google Play Store.
Sweep is a new geo-locked chat and augmented reality (AR) app that is an evolution of the Thred app, which was originally launched in May 2017.
It is a free app that allows users to engage with the world around them in a completely new way.
Whether the user is sitting at a bar, in a university lecture hall or waiting for a train, Sweep’s unique Geochat features allow users to unlock exclusive chats based on their location.
Geochats mean that only people in the same area are able to access that chat.
It could be asking those in a bar for a beer recommendation, requesting a song to the bar staff or being notified when happy hour is ending.
The company will also progressively integrate proven and tested AR and geo-locked features over the coming months to increase its user audience and drive revenue growth via a new and effective business model.
Following a period of user feedback around Sweep features, Thred will periodically release a schedule of updates to Sweep, delivering new features and improvements to increase its user uptake and retention.