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Q-Spot by SpotUse – supposed quick and easy meeting planner

q-spot by SpotUse logo

Q-Spot by Spotuse is a mobile application that is supposed to help easing the creation of quick, in-person meetings with your contacts. After setting it up and the limited help files I am not sure it was any use at all yet.  It is available on iOS and Android and you must install the application to establish an account. It has a web interface after you confirm your setup.

The first thing after installation that Q-Spot asks for is an email address and password to establish your account.  A verification email is then sent and Q-Spot is active once verified.  I quickly and easily added my name and profile picture. That was all of the preferences right now for your profile.

Q-Spot asks to access your contacts (and I think uploads them looking at how the web interface works) to send invitations. If you only have a cell phone number then this is not the app for you. That would have been much more useful if it sent texts too with a link. You could then reach far more people.  I was able to add native contacts to Q-Spot which was nice. Once again it only allowed an email address.  The interface itself does make it quick to set up the event.

It asks a category for the event such as drink, lunch, call and a large list. It then lets you select when (now, later, and even dates) and where.  The default is now at the usual place which was quite cool. I found it easy to set somewhere else and even have it say to be decided later.

Unfortunately it fell apart for me from there for anything but right now kind of meetings. I could have easily used a real calendar (like Google) if I had their email address. I simple create the meeting and invite them. You had the ability to syn to your calendar in preferences, which would mean your local device calendar. Which would then sync (supposedly) to your web calendar.

One thing I did not like was the lack of any help information via the web.  It was basically a blank page with a feedback button.  Some how-to stuff for new users and basix Q&A would be beneficial.  I know it is a new beta launch, but I am sure they had questions as they built it.

One last point is the name they chose for the app.  Q-Spot is a very popular spotlight that is used for things like clubs and DJ’s. So finding them via the web is tough unless you know the name SpotUse, who make the app.  Something they may want to consider.

Download the app from either the iOS or Android store and visit the website to hopefully learn more. Oh and they have a Twitter account