Back in February we told you about Beepmo, which at the time had just launched in public beta. The mobile service is billed as an Asia-focused location-based social network which targets professionals. By using information from your LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) account, it populates your Beepmo profile so you can use the service.
Despite the fact that Beepmo is just a few months old, we got word today from founder Simon Lower that the service will has partnered with the Next Bank Asia Conference (in Singapore, May 9th to 10th) to provide real-time, location-based professional networking to participants. He explains:
Beepmo was designed to help professionals expand their network and discover business opportunities around them. Beepmo really comes alive at events and conferences and we’re thrilled to be partnering Next Bank Asia.
According to the announcement, Next Bank Asia will be listed as a premium event in the Beepmo app. From there participants can browse the profiles of nearby attendees , as well as other important event information such as speaker lists and the event schedule.
Beepmo is currently available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, so that should cover the majority of conference attendees, most likely. If you’d like to give the app a try on your own smartphone, you can check it out over on Beepmo.com.
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