SEE WHERE FRIENDS ARE AND MEET UP
Mappen helps you plan your social life by showing you where friends are and what they're doing so you can get together.
WYD? STATUS UPDATES
Set an emoji status to show friends what you're doing and see what everyone else is up to. Statuses let friends know if they should hit you up, text you to meet up for food, or drop by while you're watching Netflix.
We'll let you know when your best friends are nearby so you can meet up.
Only friends you add can see you on the map. Add friends you know IRL and you can stop sharing at any moment.
SEARCH & GO!
Search for any place on the map and tap "GO" to tell your friends where you are heading. Friends can easily join in and "GO" too!
Coordinate getting together in a direct message or in a group message with your Mappen friends. Messages only last 24 hours and it is easy to mute groups that get too chatty.
When friends are getting together Mappen will show you places that are trending on the map.
ADD PLACES TO YOUR MAP
Personalize your map with all your favorite places and check out places your friends like to eat, hangout and play. Add a note to each place so friends know why you love it.
On your profile Mappen helps you track how much time you spend making personal connections. Mappen's goal is to help you maintain social wellness by spending time with friends in real life!
Tap "React" on a friend and send one of 6 emoji reactions to your friend to let them know you're thinking about them.
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS SAFE
Friends should look out for each other. Check your map after getting together to see that friends got home safe.
We put over 50 years of combined engineering experience into minimizing Mappen's battery usage.
GO INVISIBLE ANYTIME
Go “invisible” to hide your location when you need extra privacy. You can choose to hide from one friend or everybody depending on the situation.
VoIP CALLING FOR EASIER PLANNING
Our VoIP calling feature lets you call your friends to finalize plans. This works over Wi-Fi, even if you don’t have a cell connection.
IN THE NEWS
Featured by Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/story/id1358139387
Mappen on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/serenitygibbons/2018/10/02/screen-time-is-killing-teens-could-entrepreneurs-use-screens-to-also-help-save-them/#4a676db91ba7
Mappen on ReadWrite: https://readwrite.com/2018/10/12/todays-social-platforms-are-dangerous-can-mappen-build-a-safer-one/
WHAT DOES MAPPEN MEAN?
The word Mappen is a contraction of the two words "make" and "happen" and it defines the purpose of the app which is to help you get together in real life with real friends and make things happen! We've seen it spelled all different ways... Mapen, Mappin, Mapon, Mapun, Mapan, Mappin, Mappon, Mappun, Mappan, Map-pen, Map-pin, Map-pon, Map-pun, Map-in, Map-en, Map-on, Map-un, Map-an. However you spell it we hope you love it and use it to create meaningful memories in real life.
This past year Mappen has grown from a small group of beta users to a community of over 1.5 million friends! We're proud to release Mappen 2.0 with features and updates based on your feedback. This year we hope Mappen helps you connect in real life with more friends and make great memories. Have ideas of how to make Mappen even better? Please send your thoughts to email@example.com. Make Something Happen!
Mappen 2.0 includes:
- Totally redesigned chat. Respond directly to a DM from a push notification, add reactions and easily start a group chat.
- Trending hot spots near you. Tap on a fire emoji to see who is getting together nearby.
- Make plans. Search for any restaurant or place and tap "Go" to broadcast where you are going to friends and make plans to meet up.
- Status updates. Pick from hundreds of emojis to broadcast what you are doing to friends.
- Favorite places. Add your favorite restaurants, hikes or hangout spots to your map for friends to see.
- Link your campus. Better connect with friends from school by joining your campus.
- Custom alert management. Tap on a friend's profile to manage notifications such as: nearby alerts, traveling, low battery, DMs and many more.
- Live location. Watch friends move on the map and know exactly where they are.
- Stats. Spending time with friends contributes to your wellbeing. Your Mappen profile keeps track of the people you hang out with and places you go.
Ratings and Reviews
Great app, just hooks.
Amazing app. Great for friends to get together and makes many things much easier for families. Everything so far about the app is great! The one thing is the text that the app sends out. There is a feature on the app where you can swipe left or right to determine who you want to be friends with. But what the app doesn’t tell you is, it sends out a text to everyone that doesn’t have the app, on the names that you swiped right for. Also, the text says that you “tagged the person and are sharing there current location.” That is fake. It doesn’t show people’s location without permission at all. Following that is people responding asking all these questions, which is usually fine and ok. But the only bad part is that the text that the app sent, doesn’t show up in your conversation. So, your getting all these texts and not knowing why. That’s the only problem that I’ve spotted so far in the app besides the texts and what the text says.
Notifies People To Get The App Who You Think Already Have It!
This app notifies people whom you’re “Adding” from your contacts and the app makes it seem like they already have the app... NOPE. You are EXPLICITLY INVITING these people to JOIN the app. An app that you haven’t even used yet because this is in the setup process of the app. The app then sends these people a text message saying that YOU (it uses your name!) invited them to join. I just clicked “Add” to every name it suggested to just fly through the process, so I sent an invite to A LOT of people- including people I barely talk to (ex-girlfriends, people from class, family members, friends’ parents, coworkers, MY BOSS, etc. I was so embarrassed.
If this app says anywhere that you will explicitly be inviting these people, they definitely don’t do a good job of making it well-known. Hell, they should at least change “Add” to “INVITE”. It is very deceiving. They are definitely trying very hard to basically spam people to get as many people to download the app as possible using your name as their source of credibility totally at your expense. So unethical. DO NOT DOWNLOAD.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you for your feedback. When you go to your profile, and click "Add Friends" you will be brought to a page that first lists "Contacts on Mappen" with the option to "Add Friend". Below that you will see "Invite Friends" and you have the option to "Invite" them to the app. If you click "Invite", this will open up an SMS where you can customize what you'd like to say and choose if you'd like to send the text or not. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions, we are happy to help!
A Social Networking App that Actually Brings People Together
Mappen is an app that has the potential to undo the negative social effects that have derived from previous social media. It encourages and facilitates the process of meeting up with your friends IN REAL LIFE. From its locational map homepage to its event planning tool, Mappen makes hanging out and checking up on friends a breeze. The app organizes friends and events in a way that is easy to manage (but, like anything, could still use a few tweaks), creating a social platform that users can smoothly operate. Furthermore, “friends” on the Mappen app are ACTUALLY the traditional definition of friends as it promotes interpersonal relationships between connected users. I especially loved the function that lets your friends know “I’m Okay.” Like I said before, Mappen can be the social networking app that brings people back together and ultimately betters the social aspects of today’s modern world.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We love the points you made and we appreciate your feedback!
- Juxta Labs, Inc
- 95.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Juxta Labs, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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