Mappen helps you plan your social life by showing you where friends are and what they're doing so you can get together.

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.

Only friends you add can see you on the map. Add friends you know IRL and you can stop sharing at any moment.

Show friends what you're doing with two taps, and see what everyone else is up to. Update your emoji status so friends know if they should hit you up, text you to meet up for food, or drop by while you're watching Netflix.

Tap "React" on a friend and send one of 6 emoji reactions to your friend to let them know you're thinking about them.

Friends should look out for each other. Check your map after getting together to see that friends got home safe.

We'll let you know when your best friend is getting close so you two can meet up.

We put over 50 years of combined engineering experience into minimizing Mappen's battery usage.

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.

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.

What's New

Version 1.17.0

- Make plans with friends
- Get alerts when friends are nearby
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17.5K Ratings
17.5K Ratings

Awful. Do not download

I had downloaded this app because I got 10 different texts saying my friends “tagged me” in something in the app. I thought that was weird, so I decided to check it out. I thought it would be a cool way to make plans with friends, so I downloaded it. I gave it permission to track my locations and to access my contacts.
Then, I went to the friends list thing, and started adding my friends on it. I kept going through it, and I thought I was only adding my friends who were on the app already, but the list was feeling really long, and I thought it was kinda weird that there were this many people on it, especially certain friends who weren’t allowed to have any social media, so I checked it out, and apparently it sent a message to all the people I thought I friended. This app TRICKED ME into sending invites to all my contacts. I looked further into it and into the reviews, and realized that lots of people had the same thing happen. Also, it was creepy how it would tell your friends your location, even when you’re not using the app. Because of this, I deleted the app, and I would recommend for anyone who is thinking about getting it, DONT DOWNLOAD IT!!!!!!!!

Developer Response

Updated Response:
We believe we fixed the issue that caused confusion. After selecting which friends to 'Add' Mappen will now present you with a standard text-only alert that shows a preview of the SMS message that you'll be sending to your friends with the options to 'confirm' or 'go back'. We'd kindly ask that you review the changes we made and update your review. Or if you have other questions you can email us at

Original Response:
Hey - Mappen shows you the phone number of each person you're inviting and at the end of inviting (before anything is sent out) Mappen asks you to confirm that you want to send the message along with a preview of the message. We're sorry there was some confusion. We'd love to get your feedback on how to make it more clear - can you email us at Over a million people have used Mappen to spend more time with their friends in real life instead of on social media.

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.

Developer Response

Hi Puddinheadpoop123! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. The team is constantly working to improve the app, so we appreciate your feedback!

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.


Juxta Labs, Inc
89.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Juxta Labs, Inc.


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