This app allows you to chat with people geographically close to you at the moment, for any purpose. A user's ability to view and chat in a chat room is updated in real time based primarily on current location of the user and combination of the location and range of the chat room set by its creator.
On the "New" tab, create a new chat room by setting the range and category of it and then send a text message. A marker will show up on the map upon creation, any user within the range you specify will see this marker on their own app, and they can tap the marker, enter the chat room and participate the chat. These "in-range users" can also enter the chat room by tapping the blue circle representing the chat room on the lists in "Categories" tab, where all the chat room visible to them are listed by topic category.
On the "Categories" tab, multiple actions can be taken to a chat room (e.g. enter, bookmark/un-bookmark, block, report).
On the "Search" tab, key words you type will match contents of the chat room as well as the display names of chat room participants. Search by category of chat room is available to narrow down the search scope.
On the "Me" tab, Your available chat room quota and next refill time is shown. It is also where you manage your account registration/update and login. Long press the profile image and cover image to update them. Tap "Chat Room Creation Quota" table cell to check the latest available quota.
To avoid abuse, each user is offered chat room creation quota of 10. As soon as it is dropped below 10 (due to your chat room creation), it is refilled by 1 every 2 hours until it gets back to 10. This quota cap may increase or decrease in future, and the change may apply to all users or only some of the users. All quota related changes are solely at the discretion of Proche.
Users need to register an account and log-in in order to create a chat room or post messages in any chat room. Users without an account or not logged-in can only view the chat room messages.
Bug fixes and optimization.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.