But what about events? There’s always something going on around us, but there’s no single location to go that lists the latest events. Until Now.
Now I Understand
There might be an official term for what Now does but I don’t know what it is, so let me coin a phrase that works well for me.
Now is a free iPhone app which I’ll describe as an ‘event crowdsourcing app.’ Use it once and you’ll see the value of using it again.
Now simply tracks events. Wherever and whenever you go to an event, record it in Now, upload a photo or a video, and others using Now will know what you know.
The concept is sound but relies completely on the masses to record events, times, dates, locations, and describe what’s going on with photos or videos.
I consider Now to be somewhat like Waze for events. The more people who use Now will result in more events being tracked and recorded.
Using Now is actually fun.
To use now, simply open the app. It knows where you are, and highlights nearby events on a local map.
Looks like fun, doesn’t it?
Now lets you search for events anywhere, but also tracks events you enter, and can notify you when an event is set to begin.
The photos and videos are a nice touch, but more Yelp-like reviews or notices would be helpful.
Here’s the only real issue with Now and it’s the same as with Waze which is kind of a real-time crowd-sourced traffic monitor app.
Now works well in major metropolitan areas where there are plenty of iPhone users, and plenty of Now users. Travel outside the city and Now’s usage plummets, but all it takes is one Now user to let you know about a great event, regardless of where it is.
Still, just like Waze, the crowdsourcing feature is very useful to find out what’s going on where you are at the time.