Blipboard Touts First Personalized Social Map

Blipboard today announced the development and launch of Blipboard for iPhone. Blipboard is a live social map that provides information and alerts about interesting things nearby.

If you’re not familiar with the creator, the folks behind Blipboard are all about making real-time connections across the social networking landscape.

As a result, users can “tune in” to people and places, and get alerts about everything from club events to restaurant specials and other happenings posted by people and places around one’s neck of the woods.

Among the features made possible by Blipboard are:

  • Tune in to friends, places and tastemakers
  • Attract nearby people to an interesting place or event
  • Build followings and become local tastemakers in their city

“Blipboard connects users with local influencers and businesses using pins on a map,” says Blipboard founder Aneil Mallavarapu. “Unlike Twitter, Blipboard alerts you to happenings relevant to your interests when you’re nearby and most likely to be interested.”