Gabstr Launches at SXSW Startup Spotlight

Gabstr, the new, hot app that allows users to interact with others in the same location, officially launches at SXSW.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 07, 2014

Gabstr, the new location-based, crowd-sourced communities app, is excited to announce its official launch at SXSW Startup Spotlight on Friday March 7th from 4-6pm in Austin, Texas. This new, hot app helps users to interact with others and know what’s happening in any part of the world.

Using the same strategy as Twitter for nicknames, Gabstr provides the ideal platform for interaction among like-minded strangers. “When we were designing the app we thought ‘Why not give people the opportunity to share a nice group conversation (about anything, possibilities are endless) with folks that are sharing the same area of the planet at that time?’” says Domingo Montanaro, founder & CEO of Gabstr. “There is no need for anybody to be Facebook friends or Twitter followers as long as they happen to be in the same Gabstr hub at the same time.”

“Gabstr is the next big thing in apps!” says Montanaro. “No matter what town you are in, you can create groups based on your interest or just join conversations to see what’s buzzing.”

Gabstr is a new way to see the world. Gabstr allows users to invite neighbors over for a card game, find a parking spot at a new workplace, make friends while traveling and even join group chats. Each Gabstr “Hub” is an area with its own experiences- unique groups of people, events, places and more. Wherever the user travels, there are Hubs to explore. Gabstr is safe is to use and privacy is taken very seriously.

“Everybody everywhere is connected- but usually to their own social circles,” says Montanaro. “This would normally prevent people from finding outside opportunities in their surroundings. Now with Gabstr, wherever or whoever you are, you can connect with others in your area and join activities, conversation circles or make new friends.”

For more information on Gabstr, visit or stop by SXSW’s Startup Spotlight in Austin, TX on Friday March 7th from 4-6pm.

About Gabstr
The adrenaline of proximity. Gabstr is a location-based communities platform. We let people quickly create and join groups according to their interests and their location. Gabstr is the new killer app to make new friends or know what's happening in your neck of the woods. Safe for everybody and taking privacy seriously, Gabstr is the ideal platform for interaction among like-minded strangers - and the group chat makes it a blast!