Carry the entire crowd in your pocket, almost literally
The scourge of social networking these days is the incessant need to inform people, all the time, of where you are and what you’re doing. We’re mere steps away from an app to tell people when you visit the toilet, no doubt. But anyway, there are at least some developers out there making things a bit more useful than the usual throwaway ‘I’m in a place and I thought you should all know about it!’ type affairs that can be seen in other apps.
CrowdStream works in tandem with your Facebook account if you so choose, or can just operate through a standard sign-up. Once in it’s a case of syncing your favourite bands or entering them manually, and from there you can get up-to-the-minute updates on what’s going on with them, check out upcoming shows and – best of all – chat with others who are going to the same gig. Even if you don’t actually go you can still have a natter, thus taking the concept of ‘checking in’ into a far more interesting area: that of just talking to others with shared interests. It’s not perfect, it feels a bit light on features – though it is free and will surely be updated – and those with a more obscure taste in music may feel a bit let down by the service. But it’s an interesting idea and it’s generally handled well. Recommended for regular gig-goers.
An interesting idea that is carried out pretty well, and hopefully something that will keep getting better with time.
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