Introduction to Floopstreet
What is Floopstreet?

Floopstreet is an activity tracker for you and your social neighborhood. You create, manage, and join multiple groups to express your network of connections. Use visibility settings to control how others see your activity, and how you view the activity of others. You can project different personalities to different audiences, and keep connections separate as needed, like you do in your life.

Use Floopstreet to keep in touch with others, tracking activity at the individual or group level. Use it as a diary of places, people, or things; save the location of a restaurant you liked, and keep it private to yourself, or let your friends know about it. Let them know where you are, and get directions to where they are. Floopstreet is a great way for families to keep in touch privately.

With Floopstreet, you can:

  • Post status updates and observations.
  • Upload pictures.
  • Store place locations.
  • Send a message to another user.
  • Organize things in boxes.
  • Send your current location, and see where others are.
  • Comment on other users' activity.
  • Control what other users will see, and customize access by various groups.
  • Follow activity at a global, group, or user level.

How do I access it?

Floopstreet is available on the Web at floopstreet.floopstreetapp.com, and as a mobile application. Currently, we have an iPhone/iPad application, and an Android version is in development.

How does it track activity?

Users create items which others can then display to see what they have been up to. Since the owner controls the visibility of these items, as described in the visibility section, a user's activity is more or less visible to different users, reflecting the relationship levels to them.

What activity can I track?

Most of the users' activity consists in creating items; currently, a user can create one of the following, but more will be added in the near future:

  • A post is used to broadcast information, or to jot down some private note.
  • Users can upload pictures.
  • A place is a location; you use it as a location-aware post, essentially.
  • Use boxes to organize other items. For example, create a box of places you liked on your vacation. Note that boxes can hold different types of items; they are not limited to pictures.
  • A note is a direct message to one or more users.

Additionally, users can set a persona's status, and modify other profile properties.

How is activity displayed?

Activity is displayed as a list of items, typically ordered most recent first (the mobile applications also let you change the order, and select types of items for display). The list of items is a little different, depending on what you are looking at, and on which application you are using.

  • On your home page on the browser application, or on the Home screen on the mobile applications, Floopstreet displays all items visible to you; this includes both those you created and those created by others. This is the the history of activity by you, members of your groups, and members of your linked groups.
  • On another user's home page on the browser application, or on the Show activity screen on the mobile applications, Floopstreet displays all items created by that user that are visible to you: this is the history of activity by just the other user.
  • On a group's home page on the browser application, or on the Show activity screen on the mobile applications, Floopstreet displays all items created by members of that group that are visible to you: this is the history of activity by the group.

Can I comment on other users' activity?

Yes; as long as you can see an item, you can add a comment about it. The collection of comments associated with an item is a conversation about it, and you can view it of course.

You can also give a "star" vote to an item if you like it.

How do I become a user?

As we will see in the groups and users section, you must join an existing group, or create a new one (and become its one and only member). When you create a new group, you can also create a user that will become the group's first member. There are a few ways to join a group, as described in the groups and users section.