I’m a super-fan of Meetup.com – it really is the best way to organize, plan, and execute a meetup for your community. I’ve been using it for years and it’s never disappointed.
Sure, I’ll admit that I’m not a super-fan of the fact that you have to pay a bit of coin to have the rights to organize but the meetups are worth it and it doesn’t break the bank.
As you can see I’ve been doing it for years:
But one of the things that I haven’t used a lot is their mobile app, which recently got an update in their 2.7.01 release a few days back.
The reason I mention it is because the app is getting to a point where it’s actually looking quite nice and it’s something that I may finally use now.
The update wasn’t incredibly massive but it did kill some bugs that had me all jittery – for example, I was one of the users that had the thing continually crash. Ugh.
Here’s what you get in the newest version:
- Now it’s easier than ever to find a Meetup – literally
- Get directions to a Meetup using Apple Maps or Google Maps
- Photos now load even faster
- Problem that was causing the app to crash for some users has been fixed.
- Little bugs squished
Are you using Meetup for your local gatherings? What other services or solutions can really compare with this thing? Love to be convinced that I need to try something entirely different.
Go for it.