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Location-Based Relationship Networking Website

Published 02/07/2011 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Oh You Got Me! is a chat application that allows users to reach out to others through video and voice chat. The system is relatively easy to understand. The user can visit the chat area, which includes a Google map that automatically determines their geographic location. The user is marked by a green symbol on the map. The user can see other symbols in blue that indicate other users around them. A green symbol with a chat bubble indicates an individual the user is busy with while a similar symbol in blue indicates an individual (called a partner) who is busy with someone else. Users can chat vocally and use web cams for a more personal experience. Oh You Got Me! is designed to bring people who are geographically close together even closer through online chatting.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Oh You Got Me! was created to give users a way to partner up with people who are located close to them. By incorporating Google Maps, Oh You Got Me! makes it very easy to find others who are close by. The site also allow users to share things on their Facebook wall. Today, the application offers users another way to socialize online.

What are the differences to other apps?

Make Oh You Got Me! offers a service that is really not unique. There are so many ways to talk on the internet. Applications like Skype make it very easy to find a voice chat while many other applications provide video chat features. The only real difference with Oh You Got Me! is the use of Google Maps, which helps users find others who are located in their geographical area.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

A new user to the Oh You Got Me! website may be a little confused. The site itself is pleasantly colored, with a blue sky background and playful logo (complete with Donald Duck’s visage smiling down upon it despite no mentions of ties to Disney). Some of the pages use white text, which is hard to read through some of the cloudy designs in the background. The application uses Google Maps, which are very easy to read, along with stylish blue and green people markers to indicate the user’s location and the location of others around them.

How does the registration process work?

A visitor can begin using Oh You Got Me! By clicking on the large “Get Started!” button found at the bottom of the homepage. This takes the user to the chat interface which includes a wide Google Map at the bottom and menus at the top of the page. The user is also asked to select their microphone from the drop down box provided as well as their web camera. The “where I am?” button highlights the user’s position on the map.

What does it cost to use the application?

Oh You Got Me! provides users with another way to chat for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for logging in. It is important to note that Oh You Got Me! is still in beta. It is possible that a fee for the service could be added later on. For now, anyone can access all features at no cost.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Oh You Got Me! is ideal for anyone who wants to chat using web cams and a microphone. The site is relatively easy to understand, although it could use some fine tuning. Oh You Got Me! is still in beta so it is possible that more features will be added later on.

  • Find your location on embedded Google maps
  • View the location of others around them
  • Add a web cam and microphone
  • Share moments on Oh You Got Me! through Facebook
  • Use the auto find feature when accessing with a Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browser

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