Launched in New York in January by a team of mainly French engineers around the founder David Aubespin (ex-Google), Topi wants to be a mobile competitor for Facebook, nothing less !. Clearly, a space for meetings and exchanges that offers, on a geolocation basis, to be put in contact with users who share common centers of interest.
Topi automatically creates interest groups by “matching” information from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and adding a strong geographic dimension. This is how Bretons in New York or PSG supporters in Marseille can identify themselves and communicate via classic conversations in text mode but also through a more playful mode, the “croki”: a text written by hand or a drawing which can also become “live” by being designed in real time by several users.
Topi therefore promotes the notion of “touch messaging” in a “smart grouping” approach. A tool that can be effective during events or conferences. Available for iPhone and Android, the application deployed in 5 languages will arrive very quickly for Blackberry and Windows Phone.
Interview with David Aubespin, Founder and CEO of Topi