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Experience the City

Published 07/04/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
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What can you use the app for? is an application that showcases events and activities for people to experience in the San Francisco area. Users can join the community and browse through a good number of unique experiences available on the site. Some examples include "Cheese Making 101" or "A Sunset Sail on the Bay." Companies can also list their activity through the portal and upload photos to motivate members to want to attend and join the event. The activities can be free or there could be a fee charged for them. Members can then read up on the details and also indicate whether they are planning to attend or not. The site integrates with Facebook, so users can comment on an upcoming activity and their Facebook photo will already be present so there isn't a need to setup a separate profile. This is an app that people can use to discover new activities and have new experiences. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The team at consists of Jeff Morin, Andrew Kitchell and Dan Morin. Together they "scour [the] city to find the most unique an interesting experiences being offered by local experts." The site has gained popularity among locals of the Bay Area, and they have used it to experience new things and meet new people.

What are the differences to other apps? is an event aggregate site that focuses on featuring a very specific niche of events. That is, the events and activities are all in the San Francisco area and that they are unique and not exactly the run-of-the-mill type of events that are typically featured. Their intent is to go beyond the big name concerts or city fair and to highlight unique and different things for people to do.

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How does the web app look and feel to use? showcases its events very nicely and there are beautiful photos to accommodate each one. Users can quickly see if an event will be bustling with activity by seeing how many people are planning to attend it. Users can also get a very good idea of what they can expect and how much the activity may cost them. The site is well-designed, easy to use and responsive. There were no bugs or issues encountered during this trial. The only downside is that the site does not extend its services to other large metropolitan cities.

How does the registration process work?

To register for new users can click on the Register hyperlink located on the homepage. From there they can sign in using their Facebook account. For those without a Facebook account or who are unwilling to provide it, they can fill out the registration information manually. The app requires the following information to establish new accounts: first name, last name, email address, password and password confirmation.

What does it cost to use the application? is a free application for users to register for, or even for hosts to list their services on. However, when someone purchases an event or service through, the site collects a 10% administration fee at that point in time.

Who would you recommend the application to? is ideal for those in the Bay Area, who enjoy experiencing new things. Additionally for those who have a unique access to the city or can provide a unique experience- they could make some money by acting as a host. could become a really cool deal once it expands to more cities. It's a great concept- we just need to see more execution.

  • Browse upcoming events
  • See how many are attending
  • Indicate whether one is attending an event or not
  • Read details, view photos and ask questions about upcoming events

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