Wednesday, June 22, 2011

That's How I Roll! #edtech

It's not often I share a site that I can't really try out, but I need to make an exception for RollSquare.  RollSquare is an obvious play on Foursquare, but in my opinion serves a much higher purpose.  RollSquare is a location based social networking application designed to assist those who need the assistance of a wheelchair. Based on the concept of crowdsourcing, RollSquare encourages users to describe accessibility options at various restaurants, attractions and lodging locations they encounter.  I had difficulty signing up for RollSquare.  I'm not sure if it has to do with the fact that they seem to currently be based in Europe and they would not accept a signup from he US, but I could not sign up for an account.  I was able to connect with my Facebook account (so I was able to look around a bit).  I'm not a huge fan of using Facebook to log into a website, so I only spent a few minutes exploring and then blocked the app.  I'm hoping this quickly becomes international.  You can add information voa the website and apparently via a mobile app as well. If Foursquare continues to spawn sites like RollSquare, I may need to start reconsidering my position on location based social networking.
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