Ottawa Tonite App


Brainchild of Cheryl Gain, the idea is simple: What's going on tonight? The implications are huge. The options are limitless. The complexity is mind boggling. Here's where I come in. I like things to be simple and easy to use.

It starts with a list based on 2 things: where are you and what time is it? We could have a calendar and have the users tap on the date they want to know more about, but no. The question is What's going on tonight? As in right now, based on where I'm standing, right now. What's going on tomorrow and next week are important too, so that information is on a tab at the top.

This app still need some massaging as far as the layout and design goes, I find the information a little too tight at the moment, but all the important information and the basic layout are done. Here's a list of features:

  • Notifications: get notified when:
    • a place, person or category posted a new event.
    • a favourite venue is nearby.
    • an event you're attending is about to start.
  • Going: tap the "Going?" button and:
    • receive notifications about that event.
    • automagically have that event be added to your Google Calendar or iCal.
  • Posts: anybody can post events.
  • Follow: follow users and see their event posts.
  • Profiles: all users get a profile page boasting the amount of people following them, how many people they're following and all the events they've posted. Anybody can become an event promoter.
  • Favourite: favourite events, venues or people and receive notifications.
  • Search: for events, places, people or categories.
  • Calendar: traditional calendar view showing events going on in your city.
  • Map: see all events that are going on nearby.
  • Invites: invite anybody who's following you.
  • Connect: connect your Facebook, Google, MeetUp and Eventbright accounts to see even more events.
  • Dynamic posters: poster size agnostic. All sizes work.

'Different' and 'new' is relatively easy. Doing something that's genuinely better is very hard.

Jonathan Ive

Demo on desktop Demo on phone

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