Friday, December 31, 2010

YourView Widget is Live!

With just a few clicks you can add the Free YourView widget to your website or blog. Build your community with real-time, location based conversations right on your website.

To get the Widget, pick your location and generate the code here. Then paste it anywhere before the '/body' tag in your website HTML. Instructions for Blogger and Wordpress are also available.

With a single click, your visitors will be able to join live conversations not just with your other visitors, but also with people who are participating in nearby conversations.


First: Select a location nearby that is most relevant to your content. You can use a city, zip code, area code, airport name, or just about anything else. For instance Grand Canyon, or Rockefeller Center or Dodger Stadium will all work. But don't get too excited about which location you pick. You can change this location anytime you want by returning to this page and generating a new code snippet to paste into your site.

Second: copy the code that is generated and paste it into your HTML or into your Blog's text widget or gadget. Note that some blog hosts do not permit javascript so the Widget will not work for them.

Once the widget is installed, it is automatic and nothing further is required of you. You may choose, however, to create and post items to a local conversation to promote your content or products and services. No login or registration is required in order to join an existing conversation. To create a new conversation the user must be registered and logged in.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Widget - Coming Soon!

Now you can add YourView conversations directly to your web page or Blog. Open a window on live conversations that are going on nearby with this new Widget. YourView lets your visitors interact with people nearby, making them aware of your content as well.

Just a simple two-step process is all that is required to add YourView to your page. Once you add the code, its completely automatic. New conversations are displayed whenever your users click the small tab on the left side of your page. You can change or fine tune the location you need anytime by just revisiting the widget page.

More info here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Use Facebook, Google, Yahoo Twitter

Now logging on to YourView is easier and faster!

You can login using your Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo or Google accounts.

Your privacy is secure - YourView doesn't publish anything to your account - it just uses your existing credentials to log you into a YourView conversation.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

YourView sponsors OC MeetUp Group

Who better to know about the unique and interesting things to do and places to find amazing food than the "Orange County Enthusiasts & Experts" MeetUp group? YourView encourages all local experts to join in conversations, make suggestions and answer questions about their community. The OC local experts will meet periodically to share interesting discoveries and meet new friends. More here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

iPhone App version 1.1

New iPhone App version 1.1 now available in the App store. Support for push notifications, automated login, better Merchant Offer support and general fixes.

For comments and reporting issues, use the "Feedback" button at the bottom of each page.

Please share with your friends!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

YourView Launches in San Juan Capistrano

Now that the iPhone App version 1.0 is available in iTunes, and the website is finished, we're launching our Preview in San Juan Capistrano!

While you can set your Location to just about anywhere in the US and Canada, we're focusing on one community right now to fully test all the features. Soon, we will be launching in Las Vegas and New York. And, later this summer, in more cities around the US.

Are you a local merchant? click here to get more information.

Are you a non-profit or charitable organization? sign up here for a free account

Please use the "Feedback" link at the bottom of each page to tell us what's working and what's broken. Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bull's Eye

What the heck is a 'Bull's Eye' ( )and why is it in the conversation balloons?

Members can express their opinions of a post by voting. The choices are Vote Up, Vote Down or "Bull's Eye."

When you Vote Up (represented by a 'thumbs up' symbol), your vote is recorded by displaying or increasing the number next to the vote. Also, the author is given some points to his YourView 'rank' which is a measure of his reliability and trustability.

When you Vote Down (a 'thumbs down' symbol) the post becomes visibly a little more transparent, indicating that it is less important than others.

When a post really does a great job answering a question, give it a 'Bull's Eye.' The post gets a little more opaque and pronounced to indicate that it is considered to be more important, and the author earns more points.

How can I trust an answer to my question? One way is to look for the author's Rank.