DescriptionReport, watch, discover what is happening around you!
Follow the spots of the people in your area, collect and reach interesting places!
GotAround is a system designed with the goal of having a direct channel of information and interaction with the own territory, that territory that is normally attended and really matters for the people. The territory can express themselves and communicate its many forms, its interesting events, its hidden peculiarities, its opportunities... all through a simple sharing tool that gives it a new mode of expression characterized and modeled on what is the most authoritative voice, the voice of the people who live or have lived in that territory.
The basic concept is the reporting of every interesting thing that is happening around us. This concept is very different from that of registration or check-in used by several other platform and sites currently online. The "Report" has a broader conception, limited only by the imagination of the user! You can report a discount in a store, an event, a specialty proposed by itinerant vendor, a rainbow.
Differently from registration and check-in, the "report" does not imply the real presence of the user in the reported place, for example user can report using the web form (by indicating geographic coordinates on the map)on www.gotaround.com, or make a report while he is quickly passing in a place (may be in the car or bus) taking and sending a photo through the smartphone. Reports have also a deadline (1 day, 1 month etc. ..) beyond which they are no longer valid then no longer visible.
Area of interest
Each GotAround user defines his area of interest that limits geographically all the site information.
This allows the user to filter the reports depending on the distance from his own location that coincides with the center of the area of interest and may move with GPS current user position. User position is a confidential information and cannot be viewed by other users.
Reports are visible to all the members of GotAround and unfiltered relative to bonds of friendship.
On GotAround everyone sees everything but only within their area of interest!
The main display is found in "around" tab, where the results are displayed in chronological order. For each message, the user could know in a glance the distance, the place where it is and any photos taken, access the description and the comments, see the streetview and the path to reach the place suggested. In addition, you can activate the integrated navigator with just a click and be directly conducted in the place.
All very simple and effective!!
While viewing what the people has reported in your area, you can express interest in a place by clicking on "I'll go" rather than indicate that you have already visited that place by clicking on "I've been". These places will be stored by the system for the user that will see them in the "Where I'll go" and "Where I have been" tabs ordered by distance from his location and at any time.
Using GotAround, each person can find their friends and add them to his own friends network. This allows the user to filter the display of reports according to friends relationship and exclude posts made by unknown persons.
More info on http://www.gotaround.com