The rumours are making rounds that tech giant Microsoft Corp. is working on a new location sharing application, called ‘People Sense’, which will allow the users to share the details of their real-time location with some specific people with whom they want to.
While Microsoft has yet not confirmed the report, but the program was looked at a Spanish technology website called Microsoft Place.
The location sharing app is currently in the development stage, as per a blog post on the Microsoft Place.
If reports are to be believed, the app is likely to be similar to Apple’s Find My Friends feature for iOS devices.
The reports say People Sense will allow the users to select a ‘trusted circle’ of contacts, such as closed ones, family and friends, with whom they can share their real-time location , without making any phone calls or sending text messages to them. Moreover, the app can also be used in sending directions when meeting up with someone.
In other development, the tech firm is also mulling over omitting a feature called ‘Rooms’ that allows data sharing in a virtual room on the devices supporting Windows 8.
“The users of Windows Phone 8 won’t be able to create new Rooms or send any messages from March this year,” according to a news report by The Verge.
In 2012, Microsoft had rolled out Rooms group chat feature with the Windows Phone 8. But now the company has decided to shut the feature as it has failed to show more influence on sales.