Facebook has signed a deal to take control of a mobile discovery application called Glancee. Within one month of its acquisition of Instagram, Facebook has acquired another app, this time an ambient location service. The app alerts its users when people having similar interest are nearby.
Facebook said in a statement “We are thrilled to confirm that Facebook has acquired Glancee. The acquisition closed today. We can’t wait for co-founders Andrea, Alberto and Gabriel to join the Facebook team to work on products that help people discover new places and share them with friends.”
Glancee, however, is not the biggest thing in terms of popularity. Highlight which has 9000 active users per day is said to be thrice the size of Glancee.
By using the app Glancee, when a user signs up with Facebook, he will be shown the people in the vicinity with common interest.
Take a look at what is written in the Glancee website:
We started Glancee in 2010 with the goal of bringing together the best of your physical and digital worlds. We wanted to make it easy to discover the hidden connections around you, and to meet interesting people. Since then Glancee has connected thousands of people, empowering serendipity and pioneering social discovery.
We are therefore very excited to announce that Facebook has acquired Glancee and that we have joined the team in Menlo Park to build great products for over 900 million Facebook users. We’ve had such a blast connecting people through Glancee, and we truly thank our users for being a part of the Glancee community.
The Social Networking giant bought photo sharing app Instagram and mobile loyalty startup Tagtile within a single week in April. So this suggest facebook looks to be aggressive in buying the popular apps.