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Friday, July 6, 2012

A Sneek Peek at Planga's Mobile Apps

We know how anxiously you're all awaiting the release of the Planga iPhone and Android apps for your mobile devices.  We're as excited as you are!  Along with doing almost everything you can do from the web version, there are a few awesome features that are mobile-exclusive!  Here's a sneak preview of some of the things you'll be able to do:

1.) See what's happening on the map in real-time.  You'll be able to see all evenings happening right now (or starting really soon) on a map from your mobile device, along with your current location, making it easy to see how close you are to the hot events and how to get there. Just like on web version, icons are sized by popularity or friends attending!

2.) Geolocation and Event Check-Ins.  To coincide with the release of our mobile apps, you'll be able to check-in to events when you arrive!  We have some incredible, never-before-seen geo-centric features coming to our mobile apps, and although we can't share the details just yet, we know you're going to love it!

3.) Access your Calendar & Groups from anywhere.  With the Planga app, you'll have one-touch access to your personal Planga calendar, allowing you to easily pull up your agenda and respond to update your event attendance status on-the-go! Just like on the web version, you have full access to groups, events, and student profiles!

4.) Real-Time Notifications & Reminders.  Your Planga notifications can be fully integrated into your phone's core operations!  You can choose to be reminded about upcoming events on your calendar, and can be notified when events are updated, moved, or canceled.  All other notifications about groups & friends will be included too!

5.) Event Ratings and Discussions on the Go.  You'll be able to rate events you're at, and see the ratings of all ongoing events in real-time.  Is an event out-of-control awesome?  A total bust?  You'll know before you arrive.  You can also discuss future, ongoing, and past events in real-time right from your phone!

We hope you enjoyed this sneak peak.  Please let us know what you think, and if you have any ideas/suggestions for future mobile development.  Your idea just may be useful to students at colleges and universities across the nation!