circlate is a communication app whereby users can share messages or ask questions to other people in their vicinity. There is no tracking and no one's location is shown but everyone can see all messages sent nearby to where they are.

So share your thoughts with other people at the sports event or concert you are at, ask a question to local vendors in the area you are visiting or request recommendations from locals. There is no need to 'follow' anyone, simply see all messages within your area or send a message to those within your vicinity (can set to be between 200m and 1500m).

Launching formally in the UK in December , circlate is partnering with a number of establishments including Ripleys London, who will share messages to those users in their area and add further to the interactive experience of their visitors.

The app is free to use, for both individuals and organisations, and is available on the App Store and Google Play.