The app shows you where your mates are when they are out and about in pubs, and they can see you when you are doing the same thing. Simply press the status at the top right of the screen and select the status you want to show your Mates: Ready for a Drink; Quick Drink; Out for a While; Private Party; or Hidden to be invisible. For your privacy the app will automatically revert to Hidden status after a period of time you specify in the Me section.
The app asks Ambassadors to check and verify other user provided data, e.g. new Place added, to make sure the information provided is as accurate as possible. Any BoozyMates user can be an Ambassador – you simply switch on Ambassador Mode in the Me section of the app. When the mode is switched on and you are near a Place for which a user has suggested a data amendment you can receive a notification asking you to check the data. As a thank you, Ambassadors receive free subscription time.
You can receive notifications when a Mate changes status, when you get a new Mate request, when a Mate is nearby, when you are invited to an event and when your status automatically changes to Hidden. You can configure notifications in the Me/Settings section of the app.
Pressing the Map button on the main menu will show you a map which displays Places and Mates on a map. The map shows all your Mates who have set a status (other than Hidden) and also the nearest 50 places in the BoozyMates database. You can scroll the map to another area, press and hold on a location and the map will be refreshed with the 50 nearest Places where you touched the screen. Place symbols change to show atmosphere and busy ratings. Mate symbols show individual Mate statuses.
This section shows only Mates, no Places. You can see Mates in a list or by pressing the map symbol at the bottom right of the screen, switch to map mode. Press the filter symbol to restrict Mates by their status. Press the '+' button to add Mates either by their phone numbers or if they already have the BoozyMates app and are standing next to you, both go into Discoverable Mode to connect to each other by selecting the appropriate name from nearby users.
This section shows only Places, no Mates. You can see Places on a map, or by pressing the List symbol see a list of Places and change the sort order. Press the filter symbol to restrict Places by a number of different criteria. Press the '+' button to suggest a new Place to add to the database. You can type information for the Place and send it to us for review. If Ambassadors approve your suggestion we will load it into our database. Place symbols change to reflect Atmosphere and How-busy ratings from other BoozyMates users.
Use the Me section to manage your profile and specify configuration settings. From here you can manage Mate requests, change your personal picture, set Discoverable and Ambassador modes, and set notification and status options.
The app makes it easy to invite Mates to the pub and social events and for invitees to inform you with the touch of a button whether they can make it to your event. When an invitee responds, you get a notification on your phone. Press the '+' button to add a new event, then type a name for the event, a venue and a time. Press the tick symbol to save the event, then invite Mates to the event by pressing the '+' symbol.