The easiest way to share your thoughts and connect to the pulse of the location around you. The idea is that the physical space around you is, at least partly, defined by the thoughts and experiences of the people around you. Shortwave is a way of tapping into that stream of consciousness one wave at a time. Users can also contribute their own thoughts by posting a wave.We have achieved great wave density in Chicago and number of cities, and we hope that that this will (and the range will shrink) as more users interact with the app.
In terms of the anonymous nature of the app we collect a unique ID and GPS information so that we can display waves that are in close proximity to the device and track spambots, etc. When a wave is delivered to another device, neither the unique ID of the poster nor the GPS coordinates of the wave are sent to the device.