From Social Patterns
The user wants to meet offline with people from their network, in a nearby location.
Use to help facilitate an in person meeting.
- Allow users to create events and invite participants.
- Allow users to enter full details of an event including: location, time, date, details, special considerations.
- Integrate a calendar (see Calendaring) for scheduling time-based events.
- Allow event creators to mark an event public or private.
- Allow users to select locations from a list of places; from city guides, yellow pages or other directories.
- Consider indicating nearby establishments, like restaurants, parking, coffee shops, ATMs, or other relevant businesses, which allows for comprehensive planning.
- Provide full address, phone number and other relevant details like costs, hours, restrictions, or ambiance.
- Allow users to RSVP to events.
- Consider showing RSVPs to others and indicating attendees from a viewers network.
- Showing attendees can encourage others to RSVP yes f they see someone they know in the list.
- Consider allowing public events where users invite themselves or follow an event.
- Consider adding wiki software for collaborative content creation.
- Integrate maps for selecting and displaying locations. (see Geo-Mapping)
- Allow users to indicate method for receiving alerts or reminders for events. (see Reminding)
- Allow users to easily invite their network or a subset of their network to an event. Consider a batch invite process, like multi-select, for sending invites.
- Allow users to attach photos to the event.
- If the user attended (or RSVPed yes), show the event in their calendar of past events.
- Consider asking the attendees to rate the event afterwards.
- Allow events to be searchable by keyword/category, tags, and date.
- Allow users to browse through events and filter by keyword/category, tags and date.
- Show users a list of events being attended by friends in their network.
- Indicate if the user must be part of the network in order to RSVP or attend the event. (Meetup)