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Youthnet's new Stepfinder App

JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Community Manager
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Hey everybody :wave:

This week, YouthNet (the charity that runs TheSite) is launching one of its very first proper iPhone apps! :hyper:

It's called 'Stepfinder - Local help, easily found.'
The idea is to make it easy for young people to find local support, such as GP surgeries, GUM clinics, Citizens Advice Bureaus, walk-in centres and so on using augmented reality!

We're trying to help young people take control and navigate to the right support. It's also totally free and confidential.


So, what does it do?
  • You can search or browse for your nearest service via postcode or GPS, from a list of over 2000 support organisations.
  • You can read others' tips about services you might visit to help you prepare for your appointment. You can also submit your own tips to help others cope.
  • By flipping to camera mode StepFinder will show you the services around you through augmented reality (AR) and exactly how to get to them.

Take a look at the StepFinder website for more features :)

You can download the app from the Apple store for free - tell us what you think!


We need your help!

We're pretty excited about it all, and want to reach as many people as possible. So, we could use your help sharing this app. For example, if you use Twitter, you could give us a quick shout by saying something like: Navigate to the right support with #Stepfinder from @YouthNetUK ? www.stepfinder.org

If you've got any comments about it, you can also post them below. :thumb:

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is an Android version in the pipeline?
  • JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Community Manager
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    Is an Android version in the pipeline?

    Not yet, but it really depends on how the iPhone version goes down. If there's enough interest, then we may start working on an Android version too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like :)

    Will definitely be usual when I move away from where I'm living at the moment!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aww I wish I had an iphone!
    The website looks great though.
    :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was having a look through Step Finder this evening and regardless of what options I'm selecting, I'm being told that nothing is matching the search results. Tried with my postcode and city, then retried with a friend's postcode. It was working fine but since I updated(yesterday I think) this has been happening.

    Just thought I'd make you aware :)
  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 5,426 Part of The Furniture
    I installed the stepfinder app on my ipod and I really like it. I have had a look properly. Its really user friendly and straight forward.

    Looks great the finished project. I remember looking at the ideas and the app on the computer. Now its live. Amazing work. :-) be super cool getting android version too.

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  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,720 An Original Mixlorian
    This app completely fucked up my phone, and froze it. -Fears going on the app plays Temple Run instead-
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ella! wrote: »
    I was having a look through Step Finder this evening and regardless of what options I'm selecting, I'm being told that nothing is matching the search results. Tried with my postcode and city, then retried with a friend's postcode. It was working fine but since I updated(yesterday I think) this has been happening.

    Just thought I'd make you aware :)

    Thanks for letting us know ella! Tech team are on it, should be sorted soon :)
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