Recently, a leaked report has confirmed that Microsoft is currently working on a location-sharing application known as People Sense. The app will allow the users to chat and share their locations with family and friends in real-time. The new service is still under development but it will soon hit the Windows store.
A Spanish site ‘Microsoft Place’ was the first to announce about the upcoming application, which has stated that People Sense, codenamed Buddy Aware, is currently in a developing stage. It is similar to Apple’s Find my Friends, the service will allow Windows 10 users to select a group of close friends and relatives, known as “Trusted Circle” by Microsoft, and then enable them to share their location. The People Sense application is also expected to have the third-party app integration to let the other apps access the sharing data for communication and navigation purposes.
It means that you can invite any trusted person to your trusted circle and then you can share your real-time location, send messages and even you can make calls with the integration of Bing maps with related services. The new app will offer messaging services to all your contact, and if the user is near your location, it will pop a conversation Window.
People Sense would replace the “Rooms” feature on Windows phone as it has been discontinued and expected to be kill in March. Rooms feature, which had been added to Windows phone 8 almost two years ago, was aimed to make the communication easier and more efficient for Windows phone users. It enabled the users to inform as well as entertain their social circles along with the facility of sharing private calendars, photos, videos and notes.
There is no official confirmation of the launch of this new location-sharing app, as it is in very basic and initial development process. We have no idea that when the People Sense application will be made available to download. So, let’s wait for the official announcement of the app for more information.