Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Let's Do Lunch... in the Cloud
Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone Software" @ 09:00 PM
"There’s a new app in the Marketplace from Microsoft and this is one of those fancy cloud apps but it’s for the masses."
One advantage of having portable devices, such as phones, being so flexible and powerful is that it allows you to get a lot of work done without having to go to the office. But it could also be a disadvantage.Spontaneous creativity can often be found when two or more human beings actually meet face to face in real life. And when you're at home all day, the opportunity for those meetings is greatly reduced.Enter Lunchbox.Lunchbox is an app that attempts to mimic those chance meetings by linking you with others that have a simlar interest, or "universe".When using Lunchbox, you would enter in a universe and then pick a time frame when you would like to happen to bump into someone who also is interested in that universe. It's a neat idea that's definitely worth exploring.The app feels a little incomplete for now, since people with similar interests may have trouble finding each other if they happen to write down different words for their "universe". But it's got potential. This isn't meant to be a review, so I'll leave it to you guys to give Microsoft some feedback on it.If it piques your interest, check it out in the Marketplace. It's free.