The application, which is presently working under the draft title of Buddy Aware, has been described by Spanish site Microsoft Place. It displays an application that employs Bing Maps to find different Windows Phone-owning friends in real time. Users can likewise call and message those pals directly from the application.
It’s likewise possible to get a map guide to the other person by employing another app users have to install. Microsoft also intends to provide integration with outsider applications communication and navigation purposes. Users can pick from HERE Drive or Moovit according to the tutorial on Microsoft Place .Overall, the app seems to be copying the Find My Friends app belonging to Apple’s iPhone products.
The application will let clients choose a group of pals/family, dubbed as “trusted circle” by Microsoft, and share their location to that cluster. The application will likewise give basic access links to friends including text messages and calling.
Since Microsoft will end “Rooms” service on Windows Phones in March, it would be intriguing to see whether the new application ‘People Sense’ will supplant it. Rooms option was incorporated to Windows Phone 8 working system about two years ago. This feature would permit clients to converse in a virtual room with their family and pals and to also share files.
No official release date has been announced by Microsoft for the Windows Phone app but People Sense appears to be Beta testing currently. Since Microsoft hasn’t given many insights about the new People Sense, it also unknown whether the app will roll out on Windows Phone 8.1, or would be developed as Windows 10 services later in the year.
At the same time maybe a more important question is, to what extent is an app like People Sense valuable on a market cramped with iPhones and Android phones. Since only the Windows Phone-using friends are accounted for, than the map of the app will be rather scantily populated.
iOS and Android have both provided services similar to this one, while Microsoft has lingered behind in launching an application which is fit for answering this demand. People Sense’s main drawback remains the fact that users will have to be Windows Phone owners to really exploit the application and its gimmicks completely.
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