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Online Local Event Finder

Published 12/18/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Wikido is a convenient way to locate events going on in any community. The application provides users with a simple search that provides a wealth of information on the most recent celebrations, meetings and festivals. The homepage automatically gathers the user’s location data (if available) and auto populates the search bar. This can be changed if the user plans to explore a different area. After searching, the user is given a list of events in the form of a Pinterest style board. A collection of Wiki tags is found along the left side along with color coded categories so the user can refine the results and see how many gatherings are available with each tag or type.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Even though Wikido is essentially a specialized search engine, the application has a lot of potential. It offers a unique way to view results and see events in any city. The service appears to list many diverse gatherings, even in small towns that are not often well-covered by other applications. So far the service hasn’t seen a lot of attention from reviewer and users. This may change in time as users visit the site and find concerts, sporting events, social gatherings, religious occasions and the many other search results covered by Wikido.

What are the differences to other apps?

On a basic level, Wikido isn’t much different from any other search tool. The main difference lies in its focus and format. Users can seek out events in their city, even if they don’t live in or near a major urban hub. The categories and tags are very helpful and let users refine the results almost instantly. The Pinterest style layout is refreshing compared to the cookie cutter lists most search engines produce.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Wikido homepage is very open, presenting the user with just one necessary field. After searching, users are greeted by rows of white boxes that include descriptive headers, small images and vital details such as date and location. The use of boxes is very helpful because it allows the application to present the user with a rich blend of text and image without making the results appear cluttered and unmanageable.

How does the registration process work?

Asking users to provide personal details just to search the web would be a bit much. Wikido keeps things simple and user-friendly by asking for absolutely nothing. The user doesn’t have to create an account to try the application. The only information needed is a location, which the user can manually enter and change at any time to update the search results. No personalization features are included, but they really aren’t necessary for an application like this one.

What does it cost to use the application?

All users can use Wikido for free. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to agree to any purchases, book any services or commit to any subscriptions. Every visitor receives the same level of access to the same search results. This is a good thing because the service is convenient but not offering anything that would warrant a fee.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Wikido is a great resource for anyone who wants to get out and experience their city or community. The application covers pretty much any event anyone could want to attend. The category list includes music, social events, sports, religion, theater, arts and museum, food, technology, nightlife and kids and family. There’s even a curious ‘other’ field for anything that doesn’t fall into these categories. Anyone with a desire to get out of the house and do something can appreciate what Wikido has to offer.

  • Search for events in any community
  • Review events in fun Pinterest style lists
  • See related images, headlines and other event details
  • Sort results by tag and category
  • Access official event websites and other online resources

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