Yobongo a new iPhone app that provides a way for mobile users to chat with people nearby has been in stealth mode since late October but that is about to change. I received a tip that in the next 48 hours if you have “liked” the Yobongo facebook page which is here or joined signed up for the beta here you may have a chance to be one of the early beta testers.
Yobongo which was first covered on TechCrunch joins the growing list of new mobile chat applications such as Beluga, FastSociety GroupMe and Kik. All which have users predicting the mobile chat applications to be one of the breakout apps of SXSW 2011. The conversation started last week about SXSW breakout apps on Quora which lead to the write on The New York Observer.
Yobongo is separating itself from other chat apps by adding the nearby location option will be an interesting twist and I’m excited to see what other features Yobonog plans to add.