Foursquare for musicians? Not quite but there's potential
by on December 22, 2010
Foursquare has a lot to answer for. It may have not been the first location-based app but it was the one that made the idea of telling people where you are popular. The app may treat itself as a game, but the way Foursquare works is pure bragging rights. Oh look at me, I just so happen to be checking into the most expensive hotel in London. Oh, look I am now Mayor of Gregg’s the bakers. Etc. Etc.
Flowd takes this idea and dilutes it into a simple, but great idea: tell other music fans what gigs you are going to and get discounts in the process.
Well that’s the idea. At the moment, Flowd is merely a meeting place for like-minded music lovers.
The main problem with the app is that it feels very, er, exclusive at the moment. The amount of artists using the app is rather thin but there’s still a community to feel to Flowd.
And having less people to keep track of is no bad thing, Facebook’s community is based on people you know, Twitter’s people you want to know, while Flowd is people you don’t know but have the same tastes as you.
Flowd is bound to get better and when the discounts and promotions start flowing in, then the app will be worth its weight in gold.
At the moment, though, Flowd is for those who are into learning more about musicians and keeping track of their movements without looking like a Mark Chapman.
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