Email Notifications

I’ve been alpha-testing going.im in the office and trying to get my head around (among many other things) email notifications. So far, I’ve gotten feedback that people much prefer digests to individual notifications. It’s also clear that emails are my best chance to remind people/demonstrate the usefulness of the site, and that if I do it thoughtfully I should be able to set a tone where people trust the app to respect their time.

Here is the current plan and thinking:

Today’s Activity - A digest that is sent at the end of the day if a user’s friends have added new events or they have any new followers. Also includes friends following other people.

Activity on Event - A notification if your friend is interested in going to an event you’re interested in, or they commented on it. I’m currently thinking this should stay an individual notification because you may want to respond immediately (whether by gchatting them or on the site) to make plans. Plus it should be a good/exciting feeling if someone you know is interested so I think the notification will be welcome.

Your Week - One thing I hadn’t thought about, but that has become apparent in testing, is that it would also be nice if the app reminded you of events you had expressed interest in. So I’m thinking this email will remind you of events you were interested in this week. I’m still working through the rest of the content. It could show events your friends are going to this week, or popular ones. There is still the issue of showing you events that are sold out, but I should probably start there and see how it feels.

Eventually I’d like to come up with a modular system where users can customize to their needs, but I’m going to start with my best guess at what will be most useful for most people.

It’s about time I got an updated screenshot up here.

There’s something to this. Haven’t quite figured out how to integrate it yet though.

grantcuster:

I’m working on building a social events listing site for my friends and I to use. Mostly it is an exercise to learn Ruby on Rails. I’ve been through Rails for Zombies and most of Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails Tutorial and now I’m going back through Hartl’s tutorial making adjustments to the sample app to suit my needs.  I’m really enjoying Rails, though I feel like at times the code is so conversational/magic-like that it slips out of my head (if it looked more code-y maybe I would remember it better? maybe not, though). Anyway, above is a sketch of my initial idea of how the site will work as written by an eight-year-old (really my handwriting is just like that).

The first going.im post from 3 years ago (!) via today’s Timehop.

grantcuster:

I’m working on building a social events listing site for my friends and I to use. Mostly it is an exercise to learn Ruby on Rails. I’ve been through Rails for Zombies and most of Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails Tutorial and now I’m going back through Hartl’s tutorial making adjustments to the sample app to suit my needs.  I’m really enjoying Rails, though I feel like at times the code is so conversational/magic-like that it slips out of my head (if it looked more code-y maybe I would remember it better? maybe not, though). Anyway, above is a sketch of my initial idea of how the site will work as written by an eight-year-old (really my handwriting is just like that).

The first going.im post from 3 years ago (!) via today’s Timehop.

Different listing expand interactions for mobile and desktop. Different listing expand interactions for mobile and desktop.

Different listing expand interactions for mobile and desktop.

Portrait of working comments, with tabbed reference materials.

The current state of the profile page. There are many things I like but I’m still struggling with arrangement of the events-following-followers toggle and settings secondary nav bar. I think it logically makes a lot of sense to reuse the toggle from the top, but it makes the hierarchy harder to parse.

I really want this page to be striking, because a big part of the flow I am envisioning for people signing up is that they click on an event through Twitter and then go on to check out their friend’s profile and decide that they would like a page listing all the events they are going and thinking about going to. I’m toying with whether there is a responsible way to collapse the top navigation on profile pages, so that the user’s ownership stands out anymore. Of course I have to balance that with my goal of consistency throughout the site.

Applying the form conventions I established in the create post form to the user settings form (adjusting for different cases and clarity). Applying the form conventions I established in the create post form to the user settings form (adjusting for different cases and clarity).

Applying the form conventions I established in the create post form to the user settings form (adjusting for different cases and clarity).

grantcuster:

haiimmanu:

colour analysis of the iridescent elements of the raf simons holographic space sneaker

Going.im color inspiration, upping the saturation a little bit.
More work on the mobile version.

More work on the mobile version.