Hood-Guide

Crowdsourced map which shows you events in your neighborhood

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#1 Product of the DayDecember 10, 2017

Hood-Guide is a crowdsourced map to help you find things to do near you 📌🗺️

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Kyle Stephens
Kyle Stephens@ky1e_s · Co-Founder of tabspace.io
Looks good. Couple of points of feedback: - Location search isn't working for me. - The emojis are maybe a bit too large and obtrusive? - I really like the filter - it's clear, concise and covers all the bases. Would it be worthwhile allowing a user to email an event to themselves and/or save it to their calendar? Just thinking about the event that you're out in a city you're not too familiar and you maybe want to use your native calendar or maps app.
Adrian Krebs
Adrian KrebsMaker@krebs_adrian · Software Engineer
@ky1e_s Thank you for your feedback Kyle! This is exactly what I love about the Product Hunt community. - Location search works again after I deployed a fix. - I agree. There is definitely improvement potential regarding the emojis. Will try to adjust their size and implement clustering when zooming out. - I love your idea of saving events to the calendar. Just added it as a feature request.
Adrian Krebs
Adrian KrebsMaker@krebs_adrian · Software Engineer
Hi there 👋 - it's Adrian from Hood-Guide! Hood-Guide is finally live 🏁 It has been built during the ProductHunt Hackathon What problems does Hood-Guide try to solve? Honestly, have you ever missed an event in your city and thought: "damn it, I wish someone would have told me"? 🤔 ⭕ Local communities use social media or poster advertising to promote their events. Therefore they are hard to discover. ⭕ There are a lot of different event platforms and calendars. It's hard to get an overview. ⭕ I often hear: XY is a lovely city - when you know where to go. ⭕ The best places are usually hidden in a backstreet and not obvious to people new in town. How does Hood-Guide work? Hood-Guide tackles all these problems with a crowdsourced map which shows you local events in your neighborhood 📌🗺️ By aggregating events from different sources on a single map, you can see whats happening near you in real time. People can add their own community events by submitting a simple form. This results in the following benefits: ✔️ Get a personal selection of whats happening near you by filtering the events according to different categories and activities (sport, party, family, tech, ...) ✔️ Discover the hidden gems of your neighborhood ✔️ Engage with your community by adding your own events to the map ✔️ Promote your event to increase awareness and sell tickets Bored at home? Planning a trip to a city? Just moved into town? Just take a look at your local events, get out and have fun 😀 Let me know what you think! Cheers, Adrian
Taylor Edmiston
Taylor Edmiston@kicksopenminds · Software Engineer @ Astronomer
This looks pretty cool. I'd be curious to know where all you're sourcing events from? How do you think Hood-Guide compares to Facebook Local? The Local app has been fulfilling the FOMO use case for me lately. By the way, I see a high volume of spammy events in my city from Eventbrite. Stuff like "make money online now in 3 EZ steps". Anything you can do to filter those out?
Adrian Krebs
Adrian KrebsMaker@krebs_adrian · Software Engineer
@kicksopenminds Thanks! I get the events from Meetup and Eventbrite API. To make it even more diverse, I plan to add more sources (i.e parties, concerts, ...). Good point about Facebook Local. I honestly haven't tried it yet since it's still not available in my country. Does it just show you FB events? I think that Hood-Guide is simpler to use than a native app (no download, no login). Thanks for the hint. I will add "event spam filter" as a feature request. Which city?
Taylor Edmiston
Taylor Edmiston@kicksopenminds · Software Engineer @ Astronomer
@krebs_adrian Yeah, the events in Fb Local are only Fb events. It has a somewhat random coffee / restaurant / drinks place search built-in too, but still pulling the data from Fb.
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Good job !! 😊
Siddharth Ramesh
Siddharth Ramesh@srameshrr · Maker
Saw this during product hunt hackathon! Could you let me know what is the conversion rate you get on product hunt to number of upvotes?