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==What==
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A group of users want to meet up spontaneously.
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[[Image:14-loopt-foriPhone.png]]<br /><span class="caption">Loopt allows you to broadcast a location to your network for spontaneous meetups.</span>
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[[Image:14-zannel-CityWatch6 map.png]]<br /><span class="caption">Zannel is similar. This screen shows the location of the person and others in their network who they might message to meetup.</span>
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==Use When==
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Use this to enable groups of people to meet up in either a planned way or spontaneously based on location.
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==How==
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Allow users to easily see where their network is located (with permission of course – see the Boyfriend Anti-Pattern) and send out a message or invite to meet up to those people.
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Allow users to send out one message to a pre-defined group of people.
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Consider the option of allowing users to send out one message to a group pulled together on the fly – based on proximity.

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==Why==
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Using a combination of geo-location and text messaging users can easily pull together an impromptu gathering. Services like Dodgeball Foursquare and Loopt offer the ability to see yourself and those in your network plotted on a map.

Revision as of 00:26, 6 April 2009

Contents

What

A group of users want to meet up spontaneously.

Image:14-loopt-foriPhone.png
Loopt allows you to broadcast a location to your network for spontaneous meetups.

Image:14-zannel-CityWatch6 map.png
Zannel is similar. This screen shows the location of the person and others in their network who they might message to meetup.


Use When

Use this to enable groups of people to meet up in either a planned way or spontaneously based on location.


How

Allow users to easily see where their network is located (with permission of course – see the Boyfriend Anti-Pattern) and send out a message or invite to meet up to those people.

Allow users to send out one message to a pre-defined group of people.

Consider the option of allowing users to send out one message to a group pulled together on the fly – based on proximity.



Why

Using a combination of geo-location and text messaging users can easily pull together an impromptu gathering. Services like Dodgeball Foursquare and Loopt offer the ability to see yourself and those in your network plotted on a map.