And if you don’t like doing things with friends, this app might encourage you to change your mind! I’m talking about bthere, available to download on iOS and Android now.

This new social app is kicking up a storm, having attracted over 100k users to its beta program. The premise is simple – create a “circle”, hang out with your friends and earn rewards. There are some incredible safety features here, too, which are bound to be useful, especially at events where the group is prone to splitting up.

Once you’ve created your “circle” you can use it like any other group messaging app. Send hilarious GIFs, memes, images and react to your friends’ messages. It’s a streamlined, feature-packed messaging tool and worth checking out for that feature alone.

Using passive location tracking (which has a minimal impact on battery life) the app rewards members of your circle when you’re hanging out with each other in real-life. The aim is to empower real-life connections and reduce the time we spend talking to friends from behind a screen. The more you hang out, the more coins you’ll earn. You can spend the cons on bthere swag or get killer discounts at brands they’ve partnered with such as ASOS, Bird, Bumble, Postmates and more – the list is growing all the time as the app acquires new partners.

If you’re heading to a crowded event, going travelling, on a short vacation or anywhere with a group of friends, bthere is an essential tool to increase group safety. The location sharing feature means you’ll know where everybody is, while the battery status tracker tells you whether someone’s phone is about to die so you can arrange to meet them before it does. An SOS button alerts members of the circle in case of emergency, so you can alert your friends when you need urgent help. While being rewarded for hanging with friends is great, the real value of the app lies in its ability to help you stay safe while out with friends & family.

Download the app for free on iOS and Android today!