Shaker, an Israeli-based social game app for Facebook has won TechCrunch Disrupt 2011. Shaker competed with other 31 startups in the Startup Battlefield taking place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. Shaker turns Facebook into a “virtual bar” where you can meet and interact with new people.
How it works
Once you allow Shaker to access your Facebook profile and information, you can get started right away after choosing your sharing level. There are three different sharing levels — “Shy,” which shows just your basic info and profile pics; “Normal,” which shows the “Shy” info, as well as tagged photos; and “Friendly,” which shows the “Normal” info, as well as all of your photo albums.
Shaker is currently in “exclusive private beta,” which is, at the moment, still open. Shaker has already received $3 million in funding. Shaker received the Disrupt Cup and $50,000, taking over possession from Disrupt New York winner Getaround.
Other winners of the TechCrunch Disrupt contest include runner-up Prism Skylabs (a cloud-based video service that brings physical spaces, such as offices, online via video) and audience choice winner Vocre (a translation app that uses the iPhone’s accelerometer for controls).