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ProxToMe App Facilitates Sharing Files

There you are, in the park, watching the dogs play Frisbee. And, there she is, your dream girl, smiling from a bench across the way. Before you know it you’ve struck up a conversation about your favorite movies, art, photography, who knows…

Now, there’s a way to leave her with more than your phone number.

ProxToMe is a smartphone application for both iPhone and Android users that allows them to discover people nearby – within 250 feet indoor or outdoor – spark up conversations and easily share digital files of any size and file type in real-time. 

The ProxToMe proximity engine can detect people within 250 feet and push digital content of any type and size to one or thousands of people in real-time. Anything can be sent from individual photos or documents to full-length movies. When a person is nearby, you can tap on his or her name and check out their Facebook profile to learn a little more about them and then you can spark up a chat with that person and send them photos, videos or any type or size of file.

Files are sent cloud-to-cloud instantly and are saved in a Dropbox folder entitled ProxToMe. The proximity engine uses Bluetooth discovery rather than GPS and therefore does not drain smartphone batteries.  Files do not start transferring until they are accepted and users can block individuals if they receive something they do not want.

Jeanette Mulvey

Jeanette has been writing about business for more than 20 years. She has written about every kind of entrepreneur from hardware store owners to fashion designers. Previously she was a manager of internal communications for Home Depot. Her journalism career began in local newspapers. She has a degree in American Studies from Rutgers University. Follow her on Twitter @jeanettebnd.

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