I'm searching for an open source Android chat application that shows nearby users, either as List View or on Google Maps using GPS.

To be specific, an app like Peek@U.

  • tony k thomas, why did you rollback my edit?
    – unor
    Mar 23, 2015 at 8:32
  • Not exactly what you want but you can start from here Mar 23, 2015 at 9:21
  • Actually, i'm new here and don't know how the site works. sorry if i made some mistake :) Mar 23, 2015 at 14:40
  • @tonykthomas: I see -- welcome :) Other users may edit your question to improve it, make it more concise etc. If you don’t agree with specific parts of an edit (e.g., because it changed your intention), just edit your question again. If you don’t agree with the whole edit, you may rollback your question to the previous revision. -- I removed the "thanks" from your question (it’s usually unnecessary; you may thank users that answer your question by upvoting their answers), and retagged it (we use tags only for required features, and you don’t seem to require Google Maps support).
    – unor
    Mar 23, 2015 at 15:05

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If I have understood your requirement correctly you are looking for something like Tango. You can search for users near by and you can also contact people you already know and have their numbers. You can check it out. I honestly haven't evaluate all of it features, I've only used it for calls and video-calls with people I know. Haven't tried the "near me" option.

  • Looks interesting, but briefly looking at it it seems to require a lot of permissions, how safe is it really?
    – Alejandro
    Apr 26, 2015 at 17:47
  • To be honest I can't really say. I've used it only to communicate with friends, and I was adding their profiles via phone number. Never tried the mass chat that's available for it and I had everything as a profile, location and etc disabled. However in the way I've used it, it was safe, that's all I can say out of personal experience. Although some people around me have used all the functionalities of it and have never complained about anything, so I guess is it safe enough to try, just read carefully what do you enable to be visible from everyone.
    – Ramzy Shah
    Apr 27, 2015 at 8:49
  • P.S. I've last used it couple of years ago, and back then was a bit buggy when trying to have video call. However, it was better than Viber(at the time) for calls.
    – Ramzy Shah
    Apr 27, 2015 at 8:52

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