What do I use whoozini for?

Everyday in your life, you are surrounded by unknown faces and untold stories. The world never gets to hear these stories and people don’t get to make these connections

For example you are enjoying that great coffee in that little known coffee shop or you just saw something spectacular while camping in a park or you just hate the service of a restaurant.

Now you can share that scoop with literally anyone in the world. The scoop will be pinned to the location you posted the scoop from. However your real identity is not revealed – both when you stick a scoop or you react to somebody else’s scoop.

We don’t have a concept of friends or followers. Anybody can share a story and anybody can read and react to that. Neither do we only show you the stories that we want, you see everything. You earn points as you gain popularity! You can use your points for a variety of things coming soon.

Or take a couple of other examples. You are in a large conference to meet new people and network with them. Or you want to know about the man in the train reading the same book you love. Some of them can be invaluable to your personal or professional life. Now discover these people and make these connections using whoozini.

As far as yourself, you can create avatars and show that around you. Like others can discover your scoops, they can discover your avatar if you wish so.

How does it help me?

Read experiences of people around the world by browsing the map. Go to a remote village in New Zeeland and see what people are doing there today, or travel to Paris tonight – roam around the world and discover lives of people. Add to this fascinating stories by putting your story from the corner of the world where you are.

Make your right connections in an unknown place, where you are surrounded by unknown people.

What about my privacy?

Your real identity is never revealed – when you stick a scoop or you react to somebody else’s scoop or decide to show your avatar. However when you create a scoop, it is stuck (on the map) to the exact location where you created it from. Anybody who reads it will know the exact location of your scoop. This is a feature of the app and it lets the others know where the story happened. Hence we strongly recommend not creating scoops from a personally identifiable location like your home.

If you create and advertise your avatar, only the information you want to advertise gets published, not your personal information.

What if I find an abusive scoop or avatar?

The privacy policy of the app prohibits the users to show abusive content including sexual content, nudity, violence.  In the event a user posts such content, the report abuse link (the red exclamation mark on the top right side of the avatar detail page) allows other users to report the abusive content. After three separate individual reports of abusive content, the whoozini administrator will take down abusive content for review.

How does the app work?

Simple! Open the app and will go to “What’s Up” where you can see the map with the scoops posted around the world. View them, provide your reactions. Earn points as you do all of that. Tap on “Tell something to people around you” and add your own scoop to the mix and have others view them. Earn more as you gain popularity and others read and react to your post! You can use your points for a variety of things coming soon.

NOTE: The scoop will be stuck (on the map) to the location from where you created it from. This is a feature of the app and it lets the others know where the story happened. Hence we strongly recommend NOT creating a scoop from a personally identifiable location like your home.

You can view all the sccops you created and the reactions they got in the “Me” area.

On “Who’s In” you can see the avatars of people around you who also use the app. You will not only see the avatars of people who are currently near you but you might also see the avatars of people who were there in past. Search as close as 500 feet to as long as 50 miles or 80 KMs.

Contact the avatar by using the mail icon on the avatar. Type a short message which will be sent to the user of the avatar.

Really like an avatar and want to save it for future? Use the save icon on the avatar and view it later in “Me” area.

Create your own avatar in “My Avatars” page and tap on the gray circle to turn to green to advertise the avatar to others who are near you. The avatar will continue to advertise to others, even when you use other apps on your phone or lock the phone. You can turn it off in a single tap in the “My Avatar” page – just tap on the green circle to turn to gray.

Want to stick something to the place you are in? You can create a sticker – say something, attach a photo or a video and attach to the place you are in. Other users at that location will be able to view this.

The “Usage Map” shows the activity happening in a much broader area around you. You will be able to see the zones of other users and usage in a 50 mile/80 KM radius around you.

What do I need in my phone for it to work?

A smartphone (only Android and iOS) with Location compatibility and Internet Connection is needed to run the app. It works on iPhone 4S and above and most Android Phones with Marshmallow Operating System and above

Do I need internet?

Yes, the app doesn’t work without internet connection (WiFi or cell phone internet connection)

What is “What’s Up”, how does it work?

In it, you can see the map with the scoops posted around the world. Browse the map to view them and provide your reactions. Add your own scoops to the mix and have others view them. Earn points as you do all of that. Earn more as you gain popularity! You can use your points for a variety of things coming soon.

How many scoops can I create?

As many as you want

What is the length of the video I can upload in a scoop?

Scoops are designed to show only short content, so upload a maximum of 10 seconds video.

Can I modify my scoop later?

No, not at this time. This is coming soon.

What is “who’s in”, how does it work?

“Who’s in” shows the avatars of people near you (who have turned on their avatars in the whoozini app), in about 500 feet radius. You will be able to search the keywords to narrow down the avatars or slide the nearness filter to view the avatars nearest to you. Pull down the screen to refresh the list. You can also use the nearness filter to increase your search radius to 50 miles/80 KMs.

Do I only see the people near me?

On the search profile page, you will see the avatars of people near you (who have turned on their avatars in the whoozini app), in about 500 feet radius. You will not only see the avatars of people who are currently near you but you might also see the avatars of people who were there in past. You can also use the nearness filter to increase your search radius to 50 miles/80 KMs. The “Usage Map” shows the zones in a 50 mile/80 KMs radius where other people are using the app.

What is the maximum distance covered, in other words how near to me, a person has to be in order for me to see his profile?

On the “who’s in” page, you will see the avatars of people near you (who have turned on their avatars in the whoozini app), in about 500 feet radius. You will not only see the avatars of people who are currently near you but you might also see the avatars of people who were there in past. You can also use the nearness filter to increase your search radius to 50 miles/80 KMs.

Can I block somebody in seeing my profile?

Selective blocking is not present in the current version of the app, but is in the roadmap of the product which will get implemented shortly. There are certain privacy filters that a user can use to block anonymous users viewing or reacting on profiles.

How do I contact an avatar I like?

Use the mail icon on the avatar detail page. Write a small message for the user of the avatar. This message will be sent to the registered mail id of the user you want to contact. Your mail  ID and avatar information will also be sent in this message for the user to contact you.

What if I want to view an avatar later?

Save the avatar by using the Save icon on the avatar detail page. This will be saved in your “Me” area under “My Contacts” tab

What is advertising?

My Avatar page shows your avatars. A user can create a maximum of 5 avatars. If the user taps the gray circular icon on the right side of the avatar, it will turn green and that avatar will start advertising itself to other users of the whoozini app near the user. NOTE: Only the avatar and the related information that the user has entered for the specific avatar will be advertised to the other users. No other user information will be published. Other users can view this avatar and post reactions. However, the privacy filters of the avatar lets the user to limit the view and reactions from others. The advertising is done using Bluetooth Low Energy and Location. To advertise to a new location, open the app once – that’s it. If you open the app It is possible that you avatar will continue to advertise in the location where

What can I advertise?

My Avatar page shows your avatars. A user can create a maximum of 5 avatars. If the user taps the gray circular icon on the right side of the avatar, it will turn green and that avatar will start advertising itself to other users of the whoozini app near the user. At this time, the user can advertise a picture, a title and a description of the avatar.

Can other people with smartphones see my avatar or profile

No, only the users of the whoozini app can see your avatar. Nobody else can.

Is any of my personal data exposed to anybody?

Your personal information is never shown to others.

When you create a scoop, the scoop will be stuck (on the map) to the location from where you created it from. This is a feature of the app and it lets the others know where the story happened. Hence we strongly recommend NOT creating a scoop from a personally identifiable location like your home.

If you wish, only your avatar information is shown to others. No other information is shown. We, very strongly encourage, not to put your personal information in the avatar

Will it still advertise if I close the app?

If you put the app in background (by pressing the home button on your phone), wherever you have last used the app, the avatar will continue to advertise in that place. Unless the user stops advertising or kills the app or logs out, the app will continue to advertise the selected avatar.

How many avatars can I advertise?

A user can create 5 different avatars, but advertise 1 at any given time. The user can easily switch the avatar he/she wants to advertise.

Will my movement be tracked?

No, individual user location information is used for the user’s benefit, only when the user uses the app. Collective user information is used to show other users, the density of the users.