VisionSync Launches Social Connect® Connect Better™ Facebook Application

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New Facebook app helps singles find dates, connect for romance, send event invites, locate & review local hotspots, and integrates with FourSquare and CitySearch so your friends can find you at Favescapes™.

Social Connect

"No other online dating service offers the peace of mind that comes with the Social Connect Guardian feature,” Steven Sikes

VisionSync, Inc., developer of award-winning apps and social dating sites, including one of the Web's leading free dating sites, YouAnd.Me, today announced the launch of its new Social Connect® Connect Better™ Facebook application.

Social Connect combines a platform that helps singles find dates with a way for users to connect with their friends and send invites for events or get-togethers. Social Connect will match users -- aka "Social Connectors" -- with potential partners based on advanced, targeted, and local search, and provide mapping features to view the general location of matches and connects.

“We wanted to create an exciting app that’s almost like a game, for users to connect with people for romance, passion, long-term relationships. It was important to us that the app also allow members to send dynamic and creative invites to their friends and potential dating and relationship partners,” said Steven Sikes, a co-founder of VisionSync, Inc.    

In addition to sending traditional digital greetings such as flirts, crushes, icebreakers and winks, Social Connect has a wide array of personalized social expressions including charms and gifts that users can send to potential dates and friends. Users can also seek out connections with like-minded folks who share their interests in music, books, cuisine, travel, hobbies, sports, and their Favescapes whether they’re seeking dating partners or not.

One unique feature available for the first time to Facebook users through Social Connect is called Favescapes™. Through alliances with CitySearch and FourSquare, Social Connect members will be able to select their own favorite places – clubs, bars, restaurants, libraries, bookstores, cafés, dog parks or any other place where people gather – and share their Favescapes with other members. Members can opt in to allow their general location to be shared with their friends and connects when they log in to their Favescapes, or see who else is nearby. They also receive more social coins by filling out their Social Cards (profiles).

Secret questions allow users to ask other members for information they didn’t share in their public profile in exchange for Social Coin currency are another new feature that proved popular with Social Connect users during the app’s beta focus testing.

The Social Connect Guardian™

One of the most innovative features in the Connect Better Facebook app is its patent-pending Social Connect Guardian™ platform which members can use for more secure dating encounters and meetings. The Social Connect Guardian platform allows the creation of pre-recorded texts and calls at pre-scheduled times, plus alibi messages and notifications as a quick social exit strategy to shorten an undesirable meeting or date.

For added protection, members can even appoint a friend to receive notifications about whom they are meeting with, where they are meeting, and when they expect to be home.

"No other online dating service offers the peace of mind that comes with the Social Connect Guardian feature,” Sikes explained. “Most of the time, meeting someone face to face for the first time is safe and enjoyable. But knowing that you have a pre-arranged exit strategy, and that a trusted friend knows where you are, and who you are with, helps to ensure peace of mind so you can relax and have a good time.”

How to Join Social Connect

Facebook members can try the new Social Connect app now through the Facebook applications directory, or by entering the name Social Connect in the search window at the top of any Facebook page. For more information on the application, check out the new Social Connect video series on YouTube. Popular Social Connect videos now online include the hilarious How Not to Social Connect, Dating Disasters (What it was like before Social Connect), “Find Out His/Her Secrets” and “Find a Cuddle Buddly”.

A number of contents kick off this weekend, including the dating game section where weekly Prince and Princess Charming winners are crowned. Prizes will also be offered to users who help spread the word about the new app among their friends.

Two recently released videos can be found on youtube,showcasing the laid back side of Social Connect, as well as the essence of what Social Connect is all about - dating, connecting, finding local hot spots, and just having fun.

About the Company

Social Connect is the latest lifestyle application from VisionSync, Inc., a company that’s launched cool and fun mobile and social media lifestyle apps and dating sites.

The company's products include:

  •     Youand.Me, a free, personalized social online dating site;
  •     TatTap, the top tattoo iPhone app, and the #5 lifestyle app in Europe.
  •     iMobile® Care, a personalized first aid and medical guide for various conditions including allergies, chest pains, choking, sprains, and swine flu, and situations such as CPR and choking incidents, on the iPhone and Blackberry.
  •     MotionCast, a Citizen Media and local news app on the iPhone

For more information about VisionSync, Inc., visit the company's website.

®Social Connect, Youandme, and iMobile are registered trademarks, and ™Connect Better, Social Connect Guardian, Favescape, TatTap and Social Card are trademarks of VisionSync, Inc. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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