Mates.today connects uni students by creating a platform designed for quickly and intuitively arranging the most convenient meet-up time for individuals or groups of users. The app will offer the optimal meet-up in a few seconds and swipes

Mates.today sees itself as a combination of big apps including Lost on Campus, Yik Yak, Foursquare, Facebook and Google cal. We're confident our selection of features from the above apps with those of our own will be appealing for users as its unlike the rest it will be tailored for uni life

Another distinguishing feature is the way it dynamically changes to the environment around the student. If a user drops a subject or has a set study or lunch time, all they have to do is adjust their profile and it's changed on all their friends shared timetable, this includes personal timetables between two peers, small groups and large established groups such as a sports team or society. This advantage becomes more pronounced with such large groups, we found ...
Mates.today connects uni students by creating a platform designed for quickly and intuitively arranging the most convenient meet-up time for individuals or groups of users. The app will offer the optimal meet-up in a few seconds and swipes

Mates.today sees itself as a combination of big apps including Lost on Campus, Yik Yak, Foursquare, Facebook and Google cal. We're confident our selection of features from the above apps with those of our own will be appealing for users as its unlike the rest it will be tailored for uni life

Another distinguishing feature is the way it dynamically changes to the environment around the student. If a user drops a subject or has a set study or lunch time, all they have to do is adjust their profile and it's changed on all their friends shared timetable, this includes personal timetables between two peers, small groups and large established groups such as a sports team or society. This advantage becomes more pronounced with such large groups, we found this was currently being dealt with by 3 Facebook features, each with dramatic pitfalls:

Groups

Pros:
*Formal
*Reusable
*Has admin powers

Cons:
*Formal
*Doesn't provide users with a concrete time and place updates that they can then be
notified with automatically, often leading to confusion
*Difficult to navigate


Events

Pros:
*Formal
*Offers precise dates and times that notify users
*Has admin powers

Cons:
*Non-reusable
*Potentially too formal

Messenger
Pros:
*Reusable

Cons:
*Bombards members with message notifications
*Doesn't provide users with a concrete time and place updates that they can then be
notified with automatically, often leading to confusion
*Difficult to track users
*Impossible to moderate with authority, 0 admin powers
*Informal


In addition, mates.today offers a myriad of other features to connect users. To locate friends, mates.today offers dedicated locations and distances based on timetable rooms as well as the option to request GPS location.

Local businesses will play a large role in the side features of the application. Based upon location and university, users will be recommended places to go when meeting up, featured locations in the 'around me tab' and local promotions in the 'campus life' tab.
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Employees

Isabelle Kearney
Admin
Isabelle Kearney Public relations