The term “broadcast” refers to transmitting a signal through radio, television, etc. Basically, it’s a way of “popularizing” whatever you want to. All you got to do is set it out in open and there’ll always be a person who’ll come and watch it. That’s how you sell a product; by spreading the word. But if “you” want to get popular or the next talk-of-the-town, how’s that going to happen? Obviously you don’t have the money to advertise your promo video in a Super bowl commercial, neither is you going to paste your posters on every second wall of the country. At least, these are not the “right” ways to do it. So what is it? Well, you don’t have to look anywhere else. Slowly slip your hand inside your pocket and you’ll find something. No, I haven’t put it there. It’s your Smartphone. Take it out because we’ve got work to do.


So first install this app called Nearest5 on your idevice. The app has been developed by Lex Lally Corp and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 8.0 or any later version of the OS. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


Nearest5 executes a very simple but well laid out plan. With Nearest5, what you can do is broadcast your image in your surroundings. The app will locate the point where you’re standing using GPS and then draw a circle around. Then the first 5 people around will get your photo instantly. Or we can say that the 5 persons closest to you anytime will get the photo you’ve published. This way they get your photo and now it’s in their hands if they like it or not. Obviating the negative possibilities, if they like your photo then they can rebroadcast it and then 5 people around them will receive the same. This way your photo reaches hundreds to thousands to millions of people and you didn’t even get the time to react.


But don’t worry as you can respond to all the wishes and comments you receive on your photos. Add to them the likes you get on your beautiful selfies. You can even start one-on-one chats with the people who’ve responded to your broadcasts. All in all, it’s a community of strangers bonded over photos.

You can use this app almost anywhere, at any public place whether it’s your college campus or a music festival or you’re on a trip with your friends. This way you can share your photos very easily and make your friends jealous if you’ve just met Linkin Park on the backstage. It can be anything and everything. Further, the neatly designed user-friendly interface makes it super-easy for you to communicate with the app.

So what are you waiting for?

The app is available for free in the App Store.

Pros: broadcast photos instantly to strangers; rebroadcast photos; like, comment and one-on-one conversation; free.

Cons: none.