5 Miles - Here is an interesting tale on location-based social apps. 5 Miles allows users to create “fivecasts,” a message which is broadcasted to other 5 Miles users within a 5-mile radius. It is designed to spread the word about community events and news. Have a yard sale you’d like others to know about? Fivecast it. Users entering the range of an existing fivecast will be alerted. As with most social services, the app is only as strong as the community using it, but this is one we wouldn’t mind seeing catch on. [Market]
Turn your Android Smartphone or Tablet into a broadcast station with “5 Miles”! Have a Garage Sale or Community Event? Send a Fivecast (our Geolocation Collaboration Message) and all “5 Miles” devices within a 5-Miles radius will receive it. If you’re driving into a community you will receive all FiveCasts broadcasted that day. Information is always fresh, FiveCasts only last 24 hours. Anything you want to announce (lost pets, game players needed, public barbeque, group gathering, looking for something or someone, found something, and more… anything you may imagine).