UpOut is an application that helps users find something fun and interesting to do anytime they want to do it. The user selects a city to see location based activities. The page displays the current time, encouraging the user to “get up and go out.” The user can select what they want to do from a drop down box list. The list includes party, drink, music and relax. A few unique categories are included such as weird, touristy and active. The user chooses when they would like to go out in the next drop down box. Time options include today, tomorrow, this weekend and anytime. The site shows the user what’s going on right now, in the next day and next weekend. A trending tab lets the user see which activities are the most popular.Show more screenshots »
UpOut was founded in January of 2011 by William King and Martin Shen. The application is still in beta, so it has quite a bit of growing to do. New users are allows to take a sneak peek around to see what UpOut will offer however they will find no actual activities listed on the site yet. This will be added in the future, but for now users can prepare and learn more about the site. It hasn’t been widely discussed, but this is to be expected at this stage in the application’s life.
There are many ways to see what is available to do in a city. UpOut presents a new way that promises to deliver lots of personality as well as practical information. The user can discover new entertainment opportunities and find out how to join in. The site doesn’t work with boring dates and business names. Instead, the user can choose from an interesting list of activity categories and choose when in the near future they would like to attend a gathering or try an activity.
UpOut has a fun, upbeat style that favors pale blue and hints of black and dark blue. Orange buttons and text add flavor and variety while convenient tabs let the user change their viewing options. The searching process is very easy to understand. The user only has to select items from two lists (the “What?” and “When?” fields) to see what’s going on in their local area. The user’s local time is displayed on the homepage, adding a nice personal touch to the experience.
A new user can click the white “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the UpOut homepage. A pop up box appears and asks the user to provide an email address, username and password. The user can also click the blue “Connect” button in the lower, left hand corner of the box (or in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage) to log in with a Facebook account. The user is automatically logged into their account and can begin personalizing their profile.
UpOut is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges required. The user is not required to purchase admission or products from any of the events and activities posted on the site. Of course the user will have to pay any applicable fees or costs associated with an activity or event they choose to participate in. UpOut offers its services to all internet users for free.
UpOut is ideal for users in the San Francisco, California area. Anyone looking for a new way to find a good time can appreciate what the application will have to offer. The site also lists Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, London, Chicago, San Diego, Austin, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Seattle and a few others as coming soon. The user can submit their city to recommend it for a future update.