Snap Map

A whole new way to explore the world, by Snapchat

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#2 Product of the DayJune 21, 2017

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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Very Pokémon-like. Prediction: Snap acquires Foursquare next year.
Elliot Volkman
Elliot Volkman@elliot_s_volkman · Tech Reporter and Gadget Reviewer
@rrhoover I could see that happening. Certainly some real revenue for local biz with that.
Rich Brown
Rich Brown@designrichly · Director, Product & UX at Etsy, Paris
@rrhoover Acquires or acquired by? Not a bad shout either way
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@designrichly typo! Fixed to "acquires".
David Gold
David Gold@gavid_dold · Currently @dropbox, previously @citi
@rrhoover I see your predication and raise you one: Airbnb acquires Foursquare
Shiladitya M
Shiladitya M@shiladitya · Founder, Pointshelf
@rrhoover would be the best thing to happen to both of them I think, definitely see the value on both ends
Daniel.@danielrakh · Product Designer | iOS Developer
Thing to note here is that only Snap can really pull this off. This is Snap doubling down on it's strength - intimacy. You only want to share your location with your closest. This will not work on IG or FB because your friend graph isn't intimate enough on those platforms.
Daniel.@danielrakh · Product Designer | iOS Developer
Also on a side note the use of Bitmoji is genius as it helps alleviate the creepiness factor of it all and not make into a "serious" thing. Gives it a playfulness factor not to mention a whole variety of things to share vs just your face on a map.
Gordon Tindall
Gordon Tindall@_gordee · Design | @Kamcord
@danielrakh Instagram use to have a photo map. It was pretty awesome. Had they kept it, they would have naturally added stories to the map as well. This is evident in the fact that they have location specific stories.
Gordon Tindall
Gordon Tindall@_gordee · Design | @Kamcord
@danielrakh Also, facebook has a similar feature for live.
Daniel.@danielrakh · Product Designer | iOS Developer
@_gordee those are completely different features. This is live location sharing with friends which will eventually bloom into many more features...not geotagging.
Gordon Tindall
Gordon Tindall@_gordee · Design | @Kamcord
@danielrakh Snap Maps is more than just location sharing with friends. Its mostly public content discovery. Tap anywhere on the map and see snaps that have been contributed to "Our Story" from total strangers. 90% of users will barely have any friends using the feature to make it worth while. Additionally facebook has live location sharing and will ping you any time friends are "nearby".
Gabriel Lewis
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
How long till Instagram copies?
Faisal Hassan
Faisal Hassan@faisal_hassanx
@gabriel__lewis Give it a month.
Troy Osinoff
Troy Osinoff@yo · Angel Investor
@gabriel__lewis Doesn't Instagram have a map feature currently for your photos? Shouldn't be too hard to add over instagram stories to it! They already have location stories when you search.
Marcelo Risoli
Marcelo Risoli@mgrisoli · Web app developer
@gabriel__lewis maps on instagram! maps on facebook! maps on messenger! maps on whatsapp!
Alex H
Alex H@metalhaze · UX Designer
@yo @gabriel__lewis They used to have a personal map that would show you a location on a map of where you took all your photos. It was for your eyes only. And they removed the feature! haha....Looks like it's making a comeback!
joshua bradley
joshua bradley@airjoshb · Passionate about making life better
@gabriel__lewis Queue the Instagram update notice...
Josh Huff
Josh Huff@revhuff · CEO/Founder of Quiver, Inc
Friend- "Hey did you see SC added a map? It looks kind of like that app you work for." Me- " "
Itzel Yrev
Itzel Yrev@itzel_yrev · Marketing @ Chanel
@revhuff same feeling of my friends at Quiver 😅
jeff!@the_real_jw · larry bird parody account
@revhuff FYI i just signed up for uZoom via the website. downloaded the app and tried to sign in only to get this error "Please enter a valid email address." I am using a email address. i have received the confirmation email so my email was accepted on setup.
Josh Huff
Josh Huff@revhuff · CEO/Founder of Quiver, Inc
@the_real_jw sadly at this time our current version does not recognize the "+" as a valid character. I have a solution that could work though, feel free to email me at so we can get this sorted out.
Lucas Didier
Lucas Didier@lucdid · Product manager
It looks a lot like Zenly ->
Walid Ellec
Walid Ellec@watweet · Product Manager at Heetch
Came here to see that
Alex H
Alex H@metalhaze · UX Designer
@lucdid I love the TechCrunch quote on their website "Is this app the next Snapchat?!" -- haha NOPE