We at Now Shuffle think meetups have become stale -- more tame networking is happening in the meetups of today than of years past. You go to a meetup, you meet a few people, but you're never quite sure you met enough people or the right people.
Meetups can now be revitalized with an app guiding attendees through several timed, 5-minute intervals to meet with specified other technologists in the room. They receive the name, face, and a short bio of one person at a time to find and chat with, and have the capability to share their contact information once their 5-minute introduction is over.
Now Shuffle can bring great networking impact to technology meetups but also to those in recruiting, college dorms, and even for speed dating.