Tulsa, Oklahoma – Eventsions, LLC today is pleased to announce eventsions 3.0 free for iOS, an update to their innovative travel and entertainment app that solves the problem of what to do on a free day, weekend, or when traveling. Specifying the date or weekend, the app finds events based on the user’s interests and location. Featuring patent-pending search algorithms/GUI, eventsions allows users to select as many of the 27 built-in categories of interest as they like, and the app will instantly display matching icons on a Google Map covering any size area in the U.S. This major update includes advanced search features and allows users to automatically incorporate their Facebook likes and interests into in the their search results.
Whether home or traveling, we are often at a loss when it comes to occupying our free time. With eventsions, event finding is a fun, discovery process. Touch an electric guitar icon and the name, address, and start time of that musical event pops up in a translucent window. Touch its blue button for More Details and a full description of the concert appears on its own page. Tap the Share button to share the event details via email or Twitter, or touch the Calendar button to instantly add the event reminder to your iPhone’s calendar. Red and green buttons allow users to mark the event as a Dislike or Like, and complete directions or a map view are a touch away. Selecting the venue opens its listing in Google without leaving the app.
* Search events near you or the city where you will be traveling
* Quickly find details such as concert descriptions, cost, and address
* Turn on Facebook connection to allow eventsions to suggest nearby events based on your likes and interests
* Map view or list view of events
* Over 20 categories means there is always something to do
* Share your event with friends with one-click
* Add great events to your calendar with one-click
* Global search listings coming soon
When it comes to finding something to do over the weekend or anytime, local newspapers are the usual, if somewhat laborious, option. Searching online, the largest web service dedicated to helping users find, track, and share information about events is Eventful. eventsions provides its search results through Eventful and other online event sites, where the app has direct access to the constantly updated databases of these services.
At launch in portrait orientation, eventsions defaults to the user’s current location in a map view. The user has a choice of four different filters, which will determine the events displayed on their local Google Map. The four filters include: 27 Built-In Categories, Location, Date, and Facebook. The filters determine the icons on the map, displaying only those events that meet the criteria of all four filters. Generally, users will find themselves changing only the Date filter, as other criteria usually remain the same.
The Date filter offers three choices: Today, Tomorrow, or This Weekend. Alternatively, users may enter the Start Date and End Date manually. The Date filter has a toggle that allows the exclusion or inclusion of recurring events. Similarly, the Location filter has a toggle that allows the use of either the current location or a manually entered location. The Facebook filter includes an on/off switch that permits keywords from the Likes on their Facebook page to be included in the event search. A toggle allows Facebook generated results to be shown exclusively or in addition to any of the 27 built-in Categories.
The Categories filter can be displayed as text or icons, and allows users to check off some or all of the following: Animal Events, Art Events, Attractions, Literary Events, Business Events, Clubs & Associations, Civic Events, Concerts & Bands, Conferences, Family Fun, Festivals and Parades, Food Events, Fundraisers, Learning & Education, Movies & Film, Other Events, Outdoor Recreation, Performing Arts, Politics & Activism, Religion & Spirituality, Sales Events, Schools & Alumni, Science Events, Social & Single, Sporting Events, Self-Improvement, and Technology Events.
“eventsions makes use of proprietary technology that enables it to search as fast as you can zoom in and out on the map,” stated indie developer Jim Russell. “Visiting New York? Just drag and zoom to find every event that fits your interests and schedule.”
* U.S. English
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 4.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
eventsions 3.0 for iOS is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. An ad-free version is available as an in-app purchase for $3.99 (USD).
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, eventsions was founded by Jim Russell in 2011. Copyright (C) 2012 enventsions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.