Once logged in you see a fabulous map showing the locations of other Localminds which you can contact to ask questions.
Please note that each Localmind pin is not necessarily a separate login, pins are created from checkins on other apps, so having checked in three times today I appear to have three alter egos on screen!
Localmind on Android
I won’t say too much about this as it is very poor in comparison to the IOS app – I know it is still in development so lets hope that it develops to the same visual standards. It is vital that the smae degree of user experience is maintained in the next generation of navigation that is not led by a keyboard and mouse combo. The whole concept of mobile apps is that they are focussed on the Touch Screen Navigation and maximise the user experience that way.
I love the concept of Localmind, it has exploded in US and native Canada but I would guess that the European and certainly UK ireland uptake is somewhat more restrained as is the culture. Not all Europeans are as comfortable chatting with online strangers and it may need more a focus and reason to engage.
Would also be great to build layers and history so that there is a build of local information availabe over time. Curating conversations so that one liners don’t get lost….
General Information on the App and it’s founders Lenny Rachitsky and Beau Haugh on the Localmind Blog
Post script thoughts…
With the smart phone penetration demographics pointing to the thirties and forties as smart users ( as opposed to text and fBookers ) the thirties to forties and even fifties I do wonder if there needs to be more of a purpose or content to an app that is one liner shout outs.
Anyway back to the AS – an app that alerts you when your favourite bars/clubs male to female ratio tips into favourable balance…surely solely geared to the young and trendy and not the more mature markets who might be seeking something more substantial. I am left wondering if Localmind will evolve into offering something more substantial and longterm for a wider audience. I hope so as I for one love the concept! 🙂