What are the best resources for meeting nearby friends?

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    #1Find My Friends

    Find My Friends

    Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Share your location with your friends by choosing from your contacts, entering their email addresses or phone numbers, or using AirDrop.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Judy Cole
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "GOOD"
  2. 11

    #2Glympse

    Glympse
    Glympse allows you to share your location every time using GPS tracking technology. This is ideal to let all your family members, friends and co-workers know where you are every time. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Heather Ramos
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is application app is very inserting. "
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    #3Make Friends

    Make Friends
    Make Friends is a free app that wants to help you to meet new people. Sign up in just seconds and start making friends from all around the world. You can add as a friend people with the same interests as you.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Nathan Griffin
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The app has the right idea, but the user base absolutely sucks. No one responds to your messages and you won't get many matches with the same interests at all. While I found it pretty easy to use, I just couldn't get results."
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    #4Find My Friends for Android

    Find My Friends for Android

    Find My Friends for Android is the premier friend locator app that helps you find your friends, locate your friends on a Map, let friends find you, chat with friends, and much more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Víctor Espinosa
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Find My Friends From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Find My Friends Find My Friends.png Find My Friends on the iPad Find My Friends on the iPad Developer(s) Apple Inc. Initial release October 12, 2011 Stable release 4.0.1[1] / October 17, 2014; 3 years ago[1] Operating system iOS 8 and later Size 6.1 MB Type Location aware mobile application License Freeware Website https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201493 Find My Friends (also known as "Find Friends" on the SpringBoard) is an application and service for iOS developed by Apple Inc.The app is used to locate friends that have an Apple device using GPS. It was released on October 12, 2011 to the general public. As of the release of iOS 9, the app is now bundled with the operating system. If a user is running iOS 8, the app is available for download from the App Store free of charge."
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    #5Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator is an easy way to stay connected with the people who matter most. With Life360, you can create your own groups called "Circles", view the real-time location of Circle Members, locate both Android phones and iPhone, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Keith Jordan
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "The Family Locator 2 - GPS Tracker is ill-suited for meeting nearby friends, or new ones as well. The app is meant mainly for locating family members, (like a set of parents locating their daughter or son). Unless you might see your friends agreeing to install tracking apps on their phones so you can hang out faster, this is an unlikely and ill-suited fix. "
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    #6Tinder

    Tinder

    Tinder is much more than a dating app where you can meet new people and locals around you. You will be able to see lots of profiles based on your interests and choose only those you want to meet and know more about.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Emma Tang
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I like it, would be awesome if when you purchase a subscription you are able to search for users you want to see based on occupation or more search features... i decided to buy a sub because of one person i saw on the app but never found him again because i could not do a more in depth search"
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    #7Meetup

    Meetup

    Meetup offers ways for people to find a specific kind of group in their area or allows people to start their own group. The site says that over 2,000 meetup groups get together in local communities each day.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent Porter
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I recently discovered the app Meetup, and I'm really enjoying using it to meet people nearby. The app allows me to setup many filter to look for people with my common interest, and it really improved my social life. I suggest it to everyone!"
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    #8GPS Phone Tracker

    GPS Phone Tracker

    GPS Phone Tracker is an application makes it easy to keep track of life's essentials. This can be used to find your friends, your phone and stay updated with your friends' location. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alice Baker
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I found this a really handy app for meeting friends. It works very well to stay connected."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for meeting nearby friends
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Find My FriendsApps 17 Free
2GlympseApps 11 Free
3Make FriendsApps 10 Free
4Find My Friends for AndroidApps 9 Free
5Family Locator - GPS TrackerApps 8 Free
6TinderApps 6 Free
7MeetupApps 5 Free
8GPS Phone TrackerApps 1 Free
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