Steep is a social “un-media” app that uses AR to promote real-life, offline connections. The name Steep is a nod to the app’s unique function to allow users to immerse their interests in their physical surroundings with AR. Users pin posts to themselves in AR that are visible to others nearby, and these posts encourage real-life conversations away from the screen. Steep is intended to be used by people visiting a third place: any welcoming space that fosters socialization, like certain cafés, bars, libraries, and gyms.
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See in the video how Steep can break down barriers between strangers in third places.
Users have the option not to use AR, and instead to opt for a flat, scrolling feed UI that shows pins in their area. Also see here the wide variety of posts one can make.