This past weekend we were at the Fosdem conference, in Brussels. It was a great event, and of course there was a lot of communication between the attendees, as you can see in the sample tweets below.
The problem with this kind of tweets is that most of the followers of the authors were not at Fosdem, or even in Belgium. So for them, those messages were useless and just noise. And we hate noise.
We just added geolocated shouts to teowaki, so now you can send a message to one or all of your teams, but only to people who are around a physical location. Let me show you an example. Ada feels like downing a beer today, so she sends a shout inviting her friends around her location to meet later.
Diego and Javier share teams with Ada. Ada is in London, as is Javier. But Diego is in Madrid today. Javier will receive Ada’s shout as a notification, and will also see it on his timeline.
Diego won’t be notified about this, as Ada decided only people within 5 kilometers from Old Street, London, should get her shout.
But even if Diego won’t get any useless noise in his timeline, he can still know about this shout. If he navigates to the team’s page, or if he filter the shouts for a given team, there it is, the message from Ada. He can be updated on what his teammates are up to, but he won’t get notified about irrelevant messages.
I hope you will enjoy this little new feature as much as we do. As usual, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any feedback. Happy shouting!