Wondering why things have been so quiet lately? Two words: Upcoming 2.0. We're almost ready to pop, so save the date: Thursday, April 19. We'd love to tell you more, but that would ruin the surprise!
What a tease!
Upcoming.org have just rolled out a nice bit of functionality for event organisers, RSVPs and Guestlists.
Organizing an event? We just added some new RSVP and guestlist options, like letting attendees bring guests, closing the guestlist, and printable guestlists for the day of your event!
I'd love to see more of my local venues make use of this.
First up we have the very cool addition of proper geocoding in flickr. No more
geo:lat/lontags. If you have pictures that you've previously geotagged then those can be imported into the new system in the background (plus they're looking at cleaning up the
geo*tags later on after import). API methods for developers are due to be released real soon now.
Then, over at upcoming.org - the global event calendar - they've just launched a raft of new shiny things including improved event filters and an “Undiscovered events” facility. This pulls events from Yahoo! Local that haven't been added by the community yet, allowing the pre-seeding of Metros and easing the burden on adding common events.
Finally, in a nifty piece of cross site development, you can tag an image over at Flickr with the special
upcoming:event=$eventIDtag, that picture will then appear on the event page on upcoming.org. This little tweak is a personal favourite of mine.