Jambo uses WiFi PDAs, laptops, and cellphones to match users nearby
Version: 1.1.0Technology has made great strides to automate and simulate the face-to-face experience of meeting up with someone who shares your personal or business interests. Innovative offerings abound in social software, location-based technologies, online meetings, and, of course, the old mainstays of email, IM and SMS. Each has value, but none matches the experience of looking someone in the eye and talking live. It's ironic. We've become a world of mobile people, bringing along WiFi-enabled communications devices. Yet everyday, as we enter places of work and study, sip coffee in public cafes, cool our heels in airport lounges, there are people nearby who could make a difference to us, people who share our common interests. Maybe, the person at the next table went to your school, or wants to buy what you sell or to hire someone with your qualifications. But you are both just faces in a crowded room, remaining strangers, both missing these invisible opportunities.
Operating System: Mac OS X
Jambo Networks is the first company to design technology to let you see these invisible opportunities, letting people who share something in common to directly find each other and network face-to-face, when they want to. You don't even need to be on the Internet to use it. You just need Jambo, a WiFi device and a common interest. You join Jambo through an affiliation you already have -- your school, alumni association, a conference you attend, an online social network -- any trusted network based on a common interest.
· Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later
· A network connection.