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If there was a free group app for coordination during the day, would you use it?

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Offline Nick Bright

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Group App
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:35:15 PM »
Since there's not really a good way to get push notifications from the forum, I was thinking about trying to find a (free) app that could be used for coordination during the day.

Stuff like "Where are you guys at on the route?" or "We're going to dinner, meet us at the restaurant"

Thoughts? comments?
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Offline Woody469

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Re: Group App
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 03:46:06 PM »
Never thought about it but I like technology!! Lol
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Re: Group App
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 09:58:51 AM »
Since there's not really a good way to get push notifications from the forum, I was thinking about trying to find a (free) app that could be used for coordination during the day.

Stuff like "Where are you guys at on the route?" or "We're going to dinner, meet us at the restaurant"

Thoughts? comments?
Can't we just use Facebook?  The group has a facebook page, everyone on the ride should be on our facebook page just messenger all members?
There is absolutely no excuse for what I am about to do.

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Re: Group App
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 08:20:00 PM »
We used the free Life360 app on the CMA ride last weekend.  Only 2 of us tried it, but it did show where 1 part of the group was when the other part of the group was having a delay.  It works on Android and iPhone.  It seems reasonable that each riding group could have it's own circle, and could see each others location and see each others "check in" comments.  Cell coverage is necessary, and we had cell coverage most of the time I looked at my phone (Verizon, iPhone 7) during the ride.
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Re: Group App
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 09:32:35 PM »
Can't we just use Facebook?  The group has a facebook page, everyone on the ride should be on our facebook page just messenger all members?

I know it's hard to believe, but some people don't use Facebook ;)
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Re: Group App
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 11:08:24 PM »
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Re: Group App
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 03:27:36 PM »
That looks interesting, but it's voice. I was thinking text/IM style. It's hard to answer a call if you don't have in-helmet phone access, which is probably half or more of our regulars.
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