For the last 4 months or so, I’ve been working almost solidly on new project. This is a project that I feel as though I have been slowly working towards over a long period of time.
So what is it? Eventzin is a location based, event sharing and discovery tool designed to help you get more people to your events and also to help you find out the best of what’s going on around you. That may sound a little cliched, but bare with me.
The idea was born from often being unsure of what was going on, when on a night out in my own city and also when travelling to other cities, and even if I did know of events happening, not knowing which was the best to spend my limited time and money on. I also wanted to know which events my friends were interested in going to, without all the effort of a whole lot of texting.
I also wanted to harness the power of the new social wave currently engulfing the web.
I mean, sure you can go to regular events website’s that lists a wild assortment of what is going on, but how do you know which is the best local band to go and listen to or which event is getting the attention of the people in the know ~ ie The Locals? Or maybe there is a great event happening that hasn’t made it onto your site of choice. It comes down to this: the people who know are the people that are involved, and in touch with the different scenes within a city or town.
I wanted to be able to walk into town (any city or town) for that matter, on a night out and find out quickly and easily what and where I should go to have a great night. I wanted to know what people were excited about on a Friday night and so where in turn I should be pointing not only my feet, but also the feet of my friends.
Ontop of this, to embrace the social elements, I really wanted to be able to set up my own events, which, in turn could revolve around other events that were happening, send my friends invites and have them send on invites to others. I wanted and want to try and allow people to plan a night out, but also be able to be on a night out and pick up on an event in the area that was creating alot of excitement or “buzz” if you will.
So it was out of these core ideas that eventzin was born. And I along with my brother, Phil have been working hard ever since to try and get a decent prototype together that can encapsulate these ideas.
Just last week we released a private alpha. It’s a bit rough and ready, but it illustrates what we are trying to do. We are now working hard to get to Beta. I will keep you posted over the coming months of how I’m getting on, the lessons learned and the developments made.