CityAct starts from a school project at uPenn. It is a mobile app aimed to encourage city visitors or residents to attend public events. Basically, it allows users to find companions and meet new friends through events they are already going to.
set up a personal schedule
find companions and transportation
confirm meeting details
City visitors have problems
These problems would be solved by creating a
informational application and SNS system based on city activities.
The effects would be seen by
comparing the before and after data on visit frequency and relationships established with locals.
infomation received through digital media and physical contacts
interaction with different kinds of people facilitates the connection with the city
accurately locate activites relative to user's current location
transportation methods is also a major concern for users to go to destinations
on time notification
once the user has created an account, allow the user to select the topics that interest him/her, avoid overwhelming notifications and allow user to personalize leisure activity schedule
allow the user to set their personal schedule first and block out time that the user is unavailable and add activities in his/her spare time
User could nevigate today's activity in today's timeline and edit it according to unexpected situations at any time. There are also simplified activity infomation on the timeline.
allows user to select their transportation method in advance. User could also check online to see if someone else would like to go together with him/her.
allows the user to find other people who are going to the same destination
allow people who are close by the user and share same transporation method to go together. Set time and place range to meet