It takes advantage of the same i OS 7 tool Apple uses for its Air Drop feature, pictured right Instead of sending messages using mobile or data signal, the features lets users send messages to people in close proximity that are in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct range - up to around 30 feet (9 metres).
In June 2013, he received an honorary doctorate from University College Cork; he occasionally mentions this in order to win on-air arguments on his BBC Radio 2 show.
After starting his career in Britain with music, comedy and theatre, Ferguson moved to the United States where he found success in the role of Nigel Wick on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show (1996–2004).
He has written and starred in three films, directing one of them, and has appeared in several others, including several voice-over roles for animations.
In the app there are 'chatrooms' including Everyone and Nearby.
The former searches for all users, while the latter applies to people within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.