Anonymous Unlike other "anonymous" apps, around will never ask you for your email or access to your contact list. Every time you sign in, you're given a new, unique user ID. Use it as much or as little as you'd like. There's plenty enough for everyone.
Realtime around is powered by Firebase, so everything you do is updated in realtime. Create a room, and it's instantly available to everyone within the radius you define. Refresh buttons are so 2013.
Location-based Every time you open around, you're in for a treat. You may stumble upon a room full of great cat gifs, or even special discounts in stores. The only way to know is to always look around.
around is part of a new-breed of web applications, designed with the web of 2014 in mind. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed creating it.