This new #App Chirp sends a message to everyone listening

Jen shared this new app with me today called Chirp. Essentially it lets you share a picture, link or a note to anyone else that has the app open and is nearby.

Chirp is designed for quick and easy sharing between people in the same place. Unlike Bluetooth, Chirp doesn't require you to pair devices. Unlike email, you don't need to type in anyone's address. Unlike instant messaging clients, you don't have to add recipients from a buddy list. And so on. To share stuff, you don't need to be friends on Facebook, or to follow each other on Twitter, or be connected on LinkedIn. None of that is needed. Just press the big yellow Chirp button, and anyone running the app can 'hear' the data.

The possibilities are endless. Conferences, concerts, press announcements, parties. Just don't share anything you wouldn't want a random person to see. It's public and at this stage you can't select specific friends to message.