Have you ever missed a cool event in your area, or online, because you didn’t know it was on? Annoying isn’t it? We recently missed the annual Wheeltappers Club cheese tasting and plum rub event, and it really rankled. Well now there’s a way to keep up to date with all the events you may be interested, which is actually a pretty cool idea.
With Forekast anyone can add something to the public list of upcoming events, and they can be global (as with something happening online) or local in your area. The beauty of the system is really in the fact that subscribers (it’s free to register) can set up the categories that they want to monitor, so you don’t have to suffer alerts about things you don’t like or enjoy.
The categories are pretty wide ranging, so there should be something for everyone, and the whole things plays out in a rolling feed of events in reverse chronological order, rather like a blog. It’s a cool way to keep track of stuff that you’re interested in, without having to bother with calendars and diaries etc. Anyone can enter in a new event, and it’s very easy to do, which should help encourage more community input.
While the service is clearly in very early development right now, we’re excited by the thought of how this could actually develop, e.g. a mobile app which would really keep events in front of your eyes so you don’t miss anything. It’s even quite cool that events can include the launch of new TV series or movies, because that’s all part of the entertainment mix.
And the fact that you can set up email reminders into your inbox for every event (for up to 1 day ahead) is a very nice touch and icing on the cake. There’s nothing dramatic here, but we can see this becoming very popular with time, if it grabs momentum. Nice!