Spraffl allows you to post ANONYMOUS, location-based messages wherever you are in the world open to everyone around you to read and comment. Unlike all the other social networking apps, there are no friend networks to build, no people to follow, no checkins required and no badges or points.
Spraffl is completely open just fire straight in and start Spraffing wherever you are in the world.

Spraffl is a new iOS app thats attempting to buck the trend of real name policy, or even semi-identifiable pseudonyms, in favour of an entirely anonymous social network, tied to a users location. I say social network, when in actual fact the UK startup is dubbing the app a social experiment, and in some ways the concept is reminiscent of the anarchic and experimental nature of the Internet of yesteryear. And that may be both its appeal and its ultimate downfall.

Designed as a way of sharing hyper-local information, such as news, gossip, reviews, or just about anything in text/photo form, everything posted to Spraffl is done so anonymously and is automatically geotagged, enabling other users to browse content by location (updates are pinned to a map). In addition, each posting is categorised, based on a number of presets, such as questions, observations, news, flirt etc., and users can comment either publicly or in private, again anonymously.

In some ways, an anti-social, social network, theres no friending, following or check-ins, either the whole point of Spraffl or, specifically, its content is that it is based purely on current location, uninhibited by identity or being linked to a users social graph. (Though postings can be shared to Twitter and Facebook, naturally.)

Of course, theres nothing stopping users from being more social and revealing who they are, either in public or via the private commenting feature, which is reminiscent of how we all used to operate online before Zucks real name policy bullied its way into to our social consciousness.

The downside of all this anonymity and the freedom it brings is that its also open to abuse, and thats where Spraffl could get messy. Along with spam and the innocuous end of trolling, theres the potential for libellous or other dubious (and illegal) behaviour. Spraffls solution is have the community moderate postings if content is flagged 5 times, its automatically removed and to operate a three strikes and youre out policy where users are banned indefinitely for abusing the community standards.