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Brom.ly

Local Event Recommendation Engine


Tiny
Published 03/27/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
Deadpooled, not active anymore
What can you use the app for?

Brom.ly is a website that gathers event details and provides recommendations to users. The user can sign up and see what is going on in their local area. Brom.ly finds interesting activities and passes them on to the user. The site also hosts contests that allows users to win tickets to concerts, wine tasting cruises, sporting events and other popular activities. The site decides which events to share with the user by gathering information on their interests. The user can select from various interests and rate events. Brom.ly uses this data to build a profile for the user so they receive personalized recommendations. Users can explore events by interest or view all activities at once.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Brom.ly has not seen massive popularity, but it is growing. The application has helped many users find events in their area. The Android market version has received positive, five star reviews, complementing the application’s choice of events. Many have already enjoyed multiple events that were recommended by Brom.ly. The event options continue to grow. Brom.ly claims to add approximately 15,000 new events every week.

What are the differences to other apps?

Brom.ly is entirely focused on event recommendations. There are a number of applications that provide recommendations for movies, entertainment and more. Brom.ly takes this concept and applies it to local activities that the user can actually try for themselves. Rather than simply list local events or provide a basic event search by location, Brom.ly tailors recommendations by the individual’s interests. Users can share their interests and rate events to receive higher quality recommendations.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Brom.ly utilizes a simple yet elegant design that works well for all audiences. The grey color scheme features light and dark tones complemented by vibrant blue and red accents. The simple logo has a nearly regal feel to it. The site’s design caters to a general audience rather than a specific age group or type of event. There are no obstacles to get in the user’s way. Learning the site takes almost no time at all, even for a novice computer user.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join Brom.ly by clicking the blue “Get Started” button found along the right side of the homepage. The user is directed to the Facebook login page. After logging in, the user must allow Brom.ly to access their Facebook profile. The site does not offer an alternative sign up option at this time. All users must sign in with their Facebook profile to use Brom.ly. Anyone who does not have a Facebook profile will have to create one if they would like to begin receiving event recommendations.

What does it cost to use the application?

Brom.ly invites all visitors to sign up for free. There are no subscription fees and the user does not have to book admission online. The site uses Facebook, which is also a free service. Users will still have to pay any applicable admission fees or ticket prices if they decide to try an event recommended by Brom.ly. This is paid to the venue or event organizer. Brom.ly does not charge any additional fees for its services.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Brom.ly is an attractive tool for anyone who loves to attend local events. The application collects event information and shares it with users living nearby. The user’s personal recommendations are improved each time they share details about their interests or rate events they have attended. Users can discover new events that suit their preferences. The site is easy to navigate and works alongside one of the biggest social networks on the web. While Facebook is popular, user who do not have a Facebook profile may be deterred by the login requirement.

  • Local events can be discovered
  • Event recommendations are provided to all users
  • Users can share interests to improve quality of recommendations
  • Ratings give users another way to improve event recommendations
  • Facebook is used to login to all Brom.ly accounts


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