When I visit San Francisco, I always look forward to riding its BART subway system. In my experience, the subway goes pretty close to wherever a gaming journalist might need to visit. It’s fast, safe, and best of all, affordable – quite the treat for someone whose hometown has only rudimentary public transportation.
One thing about the subway, though: most everybody keeps to themselves. The team at Cityglance and publisher 505 Games intend to change that a little with their Cityglance social network and mobile app for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. Already successful in Europe, Cityglance has just extended its reach to the United States as well. They call it the world’s first social app designed for commuters, and it promises to make your trip better anywhere. And hey, it’s free.
Make a profile and find friends
Upon launching the Cityglance app for the first time, users can opt to login with Facebook or create an account. The Facebook login gives you the option to prevent Cityglance from posting to your timeline, so don’t worry about the app spamming your friends without permission.
Next you’re encouraged to complete your profile by specifying hair color and length, eye color, build, and height. The app pulls your age from Facebook if connected. The idea is to allow Cityglancers to find people they have seen on previous commutes and connect with them. You could also just look for someone whose appearance floats your boat.