February 27, 2010
Twegather keeps getting better
On January 26th we hosted a Project Night at The Code Factory to get input from the Ottawa Community on the new Twegather service. We had a great turnout, had a lot of fun and received great suggestions on how to improve Twegather. Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy designing, coding and obtaining feedback on some of these changes. We’ve now released three major improvements to Twegather:
- A completely new home page that’s so easy to use that you can create events in less than 30 seconds – no signup or registration required!
- Google calendar integration (to help you remember all those events you signed up for)
- Now non-Twitter users can reply that they’re coming to your event
What about the $50?
I’m so excited about our new Twegather interface that I’ve decided to give one lucky Twitterer a $50 gift certificate for Boston Pizza just for using Twegather! Here’s how you can win:
- You must live in the greater Ottawa area
- Organize your meetup or event using Twegather and tweet about it (it has to be a real meetup or event folks, not made-up stuff)
- I’ll give you 5 points for every meetup you create, and 1 point for every meetup you reply yes or maybe to from Twitter
- The Twitter user who has collected the most points by next Tuesday, March 30th, at 12:01AM wins
- I’ll post the winner on this blog on March 31st
- Sorry, Twegather Team, we’re not eligible
How do you create an event or meetup using the new homepage?
It’s really simple:
1. Go to the Twegather home page and create your event
2. Click on the “Tweet this event” icon
3. Tweet about your event from your favourite twitter client. Tweet about your event often up until the day of your event to make sure your friends know about it. Always make sure you mention your event’s bit.ly url in your tweets.
And of course Twegather “Power Users” can still create events directly from Twitter.
How do I register for an event?
To attend an event, click on the “Tweet Yes” badge from the event page and then reply to @twegather and include the event hashtag, the bit.ly url, and indicate whether you plan to come or not. Any of your friends that find out about your event that are not on Twitter can use the “Reply here” button.
So go create some meetups using Twegather and get out there and meet people. Your $50 Boston Pizza gift certificate awaits you!
Most importantly, thank you Ottawa startup community for your continued support and great ideas!
PS – We’re far from done improving our service, so please don’t be shy: send us you comments, suggestions and ideas using the Feedback button on the left side of the Twegather website. Or if you prefer, email us at support[at]twegather[dot]com.