"I love this new bar downtown - hands-down the best cocktails and vegan snacks I've ever tasted! Tell me you've tried it!"
"Which one?" Not all of us are foodies, and not all of us have the time or expertise to really dig out new experience venues - whether they be restaurants, bars, quest rooms, manicure bars, or clubs - but pursuing new experiences is something most of us absolutely enjoy.
Sidequest turns the pursuit of new experiences into a fun game. Getting through life, working your day job, taking care of the family - that is your main mission, but as with role-playing games, we enjoy the detour, the path off the beaten track to visit new places, try new things and meet new people.
One vision of the app is as follows: the main interface of the app looks like a map (think Foursquare or Google Maps), which shows a bunch of venues. Each place you visit will show up with a marker indicating that you've been there before. Each place you haven't upon clicking them will bring you to another screen that shows you the basic details of what you can do there and try out - the interface will be clean, simple, intuitive and will highlight the best things to do at any particular venue (e.g. highest voted item on the menu, peak hours, price level) - these indicators highlight the things to look for when you're on any particular "side quest". At the end of your visit, you get to rate your quest, not from 1 to 10, but on a sliding scale, and that will rank all your experiences relative to each other.
The app is meant to help you identify the experiences you've had, the places you've been and which of them are your favorite. Other functions that we envision would be available include charting a path between a few places in the event you want to hop between venues or plan a multi-venue day or night out! We also hope to be able to allow you to sync your lists with friends so that at once, you can see where your friends have been that you haven't (so you can catch-up!) or you can both see where you've not been before so that you can plan something new together!
Brainstorm - An open invitation to discuss a blueprint for this project
Team Name: Smortykot
Project Location: Russia