FewYards lets you discover other users in your immediate proximity and be discovered by them. You can invite other users to connect and, if accepted, exchange messages without having to share personally identifiable information like email or phone number.
FewYards shows you other users broadcasting their presence in your immediate proximity of a few feet or yards depending on signal strength. Whether at a conference, a restaurant, a bar or a concert use FewYards to broadcast your presence, discover others nearby, connect with them and message away.
Traveling with your colleagues but don’t have their phone number? Use FewYards to come together, organize and enjoy.
We created FewYards to help with two fundamental problems that inhibit social in-person interaction:
A realm is your unique FewYards account. We use email as the unique identity. Your realm can have as many names for nearby users as you want.
FewYards is different because it does not share your phone number, email or full name. It allows you to use a name of your choice for others to see. Other users do not see your email, phone number or the real name unless that is what you decide to use. There is no need to share your personally identifiable information until you are more comfortable with the new connection you just made.
FewYards uses Bluetooth technology to broadcast your presence to other users in your immediate proximity. The initial broadcast and discovery uses Bluetooth. After a connection is established, FewYards uses your phone’s cellular network or WiFi connection to exchange messages. Just like any other standard messaging app.
The discovery distance depends on strength of Bluetooth signal. It could range from a few yards to a couple of hundred feet.
You can pick whatever username that you want broadcasted to people around you. A picture is recommended but not mandatory. Facebook, LinkedIn and Google logins are available but not mandatory. FewYards gives you the flexibility to control what you share with others.
Share your phone number, name or other personal details only when you feel confident in your relationship with the new connection.
FewYards does not share your data. And we have no intentions to share your data in the future.
We have a robust roadmap of exciting and useful features to make the app more meaningful. Stay tuned.
Just type your email in the main screen and we will send you a passcode to retrieve your account.
Both have similar functionalities. The only noticeable difference is the way Bluetooth connections are natively handled in either platforms. As a result, in Android app the refresh rate on nearby users screen is about 10seconds. So take a deep breath while we show you who is only few yards away!
Absolutely! Please email us at Contact@fewyards.com