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I've been working on this project with a fellow QBN member (wordddds) and a few others for about a year now.
We just released v1.1 which was a huge update. I think it deserves a new thread, as a lot has changed. I will be posting all future updates in this thread.
It would be great to get some feedback from the design community!
Good hustle /keep up the hustle rosem!
Posted this to Chicago craigslist and thought I would extend the invite to QBN members in other cities.
We're looking for talented people to go out and document areas they find interesting within the city of Chicago. Festival, events, concerts, landmarks, restaurants, fashion, etc... -- whatever interests you the most. This is a paying freelance job. Rates will be discussed after initial interview process.
Our new app, Spott Messenger, allows you to quickly and easily create a public "feed" at any location. However, we realize that the app is nothing without great content -- much like having a TV with no channels.
- Strong sense of design / composition
- Strong writing skills
- Strong social media knowledge / background
- Currently living in Chicago, IL
- iPhone 4+
- iOS 6.0+
If interested, please reply via email () with the subject line "Spott Messenger". Please include your name, links to any relevant social media accounts (Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Yelp, personal blog, etc...), and a short message to why you would be a great fit for the job.
I have the feeling I'll be quite alone in the Montreal area tho.
Interesting, I haven't seen that product before. I'm assuming if any of this takes off there will be coming out of the woodwork to sue. I've seen a lot of similar ideas, names, etc... It's a race to the top. :)
Spott Messenger v1.1.2 is now available in the App Store.
— Performance updates
— Bug fixes
- How goes the feedback rosem? Refinement going well?ideaist
- yeah, it's going well. we just had to optimize due to some bottlenecks with the amount of spotts / users.rosem
- this latest update fixes a lot of the problems, need to get active users back. awesome ios 7 update coming next.rosem
Spott Messenger v1.1.3 is now available in the App Store.
— Bug fixes
— Performance updates
— UI enhancements
A new iOS 7 version (v1.2.0) will be out in a few weeks. It's a significant update, utilizing what we've learned from our user so far this year — I'm very excited about it.
Let me know if you have any questions. :)
Well what was suppose to be a few weeks turned out to be a few months — lol.
We just pushed Spott Messenger v1.2 to the App Store for review! Redesigned around iOS7 and a over a year of iterations. Here's where we're at now...
Spott Messenger's intuitive location-based search allows you to easily find and follow relevant news, events, and information as it happens.
Would love to hear general feedback. Thanks!
how much money have you made so far on this app?
What's your plan to monetize it?
Originally it was to sell featured Spotts that show up differently on the map, and at the top of the new feeds — sort of like a paid listing.
Spotts also have a limited life, their lifespan relies on messages to keep them "alive". I think there is room for monetization there, as companies will want a Spott to promote their company and receive feedback (like a comment box), but will not want to do the work required to keep it on the map.
Although, after this version, I'm see a big opportunity in content delivery, especially with new outlets and that might be another route we think about.
Really with a user base there are a number of options.
The great advantage we have over other messaging apps is that our focus is not a private conversation between you and your friends and family. Which can be very hard to monetize, and it's why a lot of apps are now selling stickers.
Our focus is on public conversations, that will usually center around a business, event, etc... which I believe is much easier to monetize.
China or nothing yo