Goba Announces Integration with Foursquare for Version 2.6 of Its Mobile App

Goba's new Places capabilities make it easier to find places to get together with friends in person

Nashville, Tenn. (Jan 25, 2011) – Goba announces today the release of version 2.6 of its mobile app, which includes the new Places capabilities and integration with Foursquare. By incorporating Foursquare’s robust location database, Goba users quickly find a desirable location to use as an excuse to get together with friends in person. Related features include the ability to search for, add, get directions and check-in to places directly through the Goba app.

Goba CEO, John Dayani, says, "We are obsessed with one goal: making it ridiculously easy for people to get together with friends. Version 2.6 is another step in helping people do that. If you want to grab pizza Friday night with friends, launch the Goba app and with Places you can find the best location and coordinate the entire get together, including sending invites, chatting with the group and checking-in once you arrive."

Goba’s app and service is built around the idea that most people keep their phone on or near their person at all times. Goba's approach is technology agnostic and works seamlessly across all platforms including iPhone, Android, mobile-web, web and email. Unlike many other scheduling and grouping engines, there’s no need for invitees to be “members” of Goba. Organizers just pick whom they want to invite and Goba figures out the best way to communicate with them. Goba makes it easy for people to do three things: 1) create events and get together in person 2) start groups and stay connected with chat and 3) discover what’s happening around them and invite friends.

In addition, Goba continues its crusade on the privacy front by providing clear options for private or invite-only groups and events. New features in version 2.6 also include an updated ‘create’ screen that makes it even easier to create groups and events, the ability to ‘discover’ your friends’ open groups and events as well as the ability to see who is coming to invite-only events that you are a part of. 

Goba is available for free in the Android Marketplace as well as the iTunes™ App Store. Download the Goba app: Goba iPhone and Goba Android.

ABOUT GOBA

Goba LLC was founded with a passion to create technology that helps people build and maintain face-to-face relationships. Getting out, being active and building relationships are all key components to leading a happy and healthy lifestyle. Launched in May 2010, Goba is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and has recently closed Series A round funding and announced a number of exciting partnerships. Initial funding began with TriStar Technology Ventures as a part of the venture funds selected to participate in the TNInvestco program. Further information is available at http://www.goba.mobi. Download the Goba iPhone app or the Goba Android app today.

 

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