Echoecho, the simple location-based mobile service we’ve already covered in the past, closed $750,000 in seed funding led by Google Ventures with the UK-based PROfounders Capital also participating. The new cash will be used for further product development, hiring and scaling operations.
Available for multiple platforms — including Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Nokia (Symbian) — echoecho wants to provide its users with an answer to the most common question – “where are your friends?” In just two clicks, the application allows you to ask that question anyone in your address book, and as soon as he or she accepts the request, you both see each other on a map. Of course, you are in control of what you share, when you share it, and with whom you share it.
Along with the new funding announcement, the company also unveiled a new version of the application with such handy features as:
- Meeting Places – allows selecting a place to meet (i.e. “Check out this new Starbucks.”)
- EchoChat – which starts after the sharing request aka “echo” (i.e. “Great! I’ll be there in 20 minutes.”)
- WebEcho – so you can share your location with friends who don’t use echoecho
Finally, the new version of echoecho also rocks new design, making it easier to use than ever. You can grab it from the links below…
echoecho (FREE) [iTunes link] [Android Market] [Ovi Store] [BlackBerry App World]