Yada: create a buzz at all your events
The biggest strength of iOS is the App Store with numerous amazing applications. For just a couple of dollars, you can download an app that makes your life so much easier. Almost every category in the App Store is as vibrant and alive as ever, thanks to creative developers who always push the boundaries.
Just a couple of years ago, I was amazed when I downloaded a new to-do app on my iPhone or some simple app that somehow managed to keep me better organized. However, these days you can find some pretty complex applications that can help you organize not just small things in life. In this article, we will be taking a look at one of those apps.
What is Yada?
Yada is an event management app that is completely free of charge (without in-app purchase options). You might think that Yada is a niche app, but that’s not the case. As expected, professionals can use it to keep their guest lists organized, but you can also use it at a party or any other type of gathering. Let’s see what exactly this app is, as well as how well it works.
How it works?
Yada is trying to simplify event management, or at least to make some of its aspects more tolerable. I believe it’s safe to say that this app can help you invite people to an event, keep a guest list in-check, and create something that this app calls “360 Live View”. This is basically a private social network for those who are attending an event.
Yada LiveView feature combines your photos, videos and comments into a real-time slideshow that can be displayed on screens and walls around the venue via our web app. If you aren’t planning to share it in that way, you can use it as a way to recap and relive the best moments right from your mobile.
When it comes to the UI design, Yada seems to be intuitive and easy to use. Even though it definitely needs more polish in order to stand out above the rest, it still gets the job done. The app is divided into four sections: Create, Connect, Contribute, and Combine. Let’s explain what each of these sections is capable of doing.
How to start
First, you will need to create a new account and invite your friends from various social networks to join. I know that a lot of you will mind doing this, but that’s the price you need to pay to have your own “private” social network. Once this is done, you can start creating a new event. You will get to see a view with several sections corresponding to a different type of information.
For example, you can set up an event name, add start/end time and date, add a Google map pin, make it private or public, add some personal details, and similar. The next step is to invite people or entire groups and you can see if and when they respond. Once everyone comes to the event, they can scan a QR code and join the network. This way, the app will collect photos and statuses that are stored within the private social network and you can use the “360 Live View” to create a real-time slideshow that can be displayed on a larger screen/TV.
There is a very interesting concept behind this app, which can work but only if everyone at your party are willing to commit. However, this is not a topical event planner, since it’s missing a lot of complex tools to make the job done.
I guess the best way to describe it is to say that Yada is a private social network for those who are attending events together. In case you find this interesting, go ahead and download the app from the App Store or Google Play, free of charge.