Lop, an Italian idea to use Bluetooth technology

Two Italian engineers from Turin have created Lop, a new tool that relies on Bluetooth technology to transmit on the phone a state of mind, an interest, a request and to communicate them to other users, generating this way micro-communities.

An example: “I’m Martina, 18 years old, within two days I’ll pass my driving licence and I’m looking for a cheap second-hand bicycle”. While wandering in the streets, Martina’s phone will inform her of the vicinity of other people who have the same interests as her, will get information about places selling second-hand bicycles, etc.

Teenagers are targeted: the application would cost maximum 50 euros, than the rest is for free.

More in La Repubblica (in Italian).
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