Facebook has been getting busy on the mobile front recently, and its latest move is aimed at hooking people up in the real world and removing the friction of staying in touch with people you have just met.
This is a spin out of the app Friendshake that Facebook acquired a few months ago; the acquired team of three working on rolling this out. Rather than replicate current technology which helps show which of your current friends are nearby (like Facebook’s own check-in feature), this is aimed at helping you to friend people when you are out and about using Facebook on your mobile.
Think of meeting a girl in a bar or being at a conference where we currently go through the clunky process of sharing phone numbers or business cards. This app will allow people to add new friends on Facebook with two simple clicks as well as viewing who in the same place you are.