Somebody 2.0.1 for iPhone

A Free Social Networking App

Published By Miranda July

Somebody: A Messaging Service By Miranda July...Read More > or Download Now >

Somebody for iPhone

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Tech Specs

User Reviews

  • 222 Votes, Average: 2 out of 5
  • • Rating Average
  • 2 out of 5
  • • Rating Users
  • 222

Download Count

  • • Total Downloads
  • 69
  • • Current Version Downloads
  • 66

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More About Somebody

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Texting is tacky. Calling is awkward. Email is old. Next time try Somebody — an app created by Miranda July with support from Miu Miu. When you send your friend a message through Somebody, it goes — not to your friend — but to the Somebody user nearest your friend. This person (likely a stranger) delivers the message verbally, acting as your stand-in. Somebody works best with a critical mass of users in a given area; colleges, workplaces, parties and concerts can become Somebody hotspots simply by designating themselves as one (official hotspots on The most high-tech part of the app is not in the programming, it’s in the users who dare to deliver a message to a stranger. In this sense Somebody is a far-reaching public art project, inciting performance and twisting our love of avatars and outsourcing. The antithesis of the utilitarian efficiency that tech promises, here, finally, is an app that makes us nervous, giddy, and alert to the people around us.

Visit for details and to watch Miranda July’s companion film!

Use Somebody when….

…you want to confess your love but you don’t actually want to confess your love. (Write a script for your stand-in that includes the direction [Nervous.])

…you want to send an appealing stranger to your friend. (But read his ratings and reviews first!)

…you can’t go to the party but you want your presence felt. (Send a stand-in to compliment the host!)

…you want to meet new people nearby. (Pick a floating message and deliver it!)

…you want to create a once-in-a-lifetime, real, unpredictable experience for a friend!

When you can’t be there….Somebody can.

How do YOU use Somebody? Tell Miranda!

*** Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. ***

What's New in Somebody 2.0.1 >

Somebody is back! Version 2.0.1 is the same as version 1.0, but it works.

If you had an account before, sorry, you’ll need to make a new one.

You’ll also need to re-add your friends.

We think you’ll find it’s worth it…the thrill of delivering a message to stranger (or blowing your friend’s mind) is now at your fingertips.

Download Somebody 2.0.1

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