▲ ▼ Automatically arrange leisure activities
I often face the issue of being indecisive on how to spend my evenings or weekends. Be it laziness, not having any ideas/knowing where to start or difficulty in deciding between the many options that come up in event sourcing platforms.
A platform where once added some personal interests/details and date/time, it sends like 3 curated suggestions of things to do. Once one of the suggestions is accepted, it takes care of arranging it for the user. The suggestions can be sent on a regular cadence if there's a subscription model in place.
Basically, similar to one of those meal-kit services (BlueApron, HelloFresh, etc..) but for recreational activities.
I wasn't able to find a similar platform, but there's an endless numbers of websites for finding events or finding restaurants. Personally, when using them I find it a very time consuming and tedious process. Also because of the huge amount of options it makes it hard to choose one.
I'd like some feedback on where the holes in my thought process are, what issues I might face if I end up pursuing this and how to find out if there's demand for something like this. Thanks!
Would love something like this! There are endless opportunities to expand on it as well. Such as trip planning with friends etc.
This is interesting. I think as you've said the real problem is not the accessibility of the things to themselves, there are thousands. The difficult part is making a choice. If the app were to present a limited selection of vetted, definitely worthwhile activities (say 3 per day, or 10 per week) that you could book in one tap, no forms, that would be quite fun.
A difficult part I see is the huge range of interests people have. If you present salsa dancing, comedy and dinner, would you have enough range? The difference with meal kits is that everyone eats and most people enjoy eating most things. If the app to were recommend a concert as one of the 3 options, it would be very unlikely to match my musical taste.
A lot of people enjoy a regular commitment to something as well, becoming part of a community and benefitting from the investment made in attending something regularly. You wouldn't be able to get that with this.
what do you think about ivetime ? ( https://ivetime.net )
doesn't it solve your problem?
Hi Steven, Could you explain a bit more about how you think ivetime addresses this problem?
I think you're definitely on to something here. Planning makes me anxious and I would prefer to wave a magic wand and have it done for me. I think there needs to be a way of including other people in the planning process though. Maybe this could be a conversational ai app in the personal assistant category.
For example, if I need a dinner reservation made, I want to be able to say "make a dinner reservation for 2 people and run it by my wife". The app should be able to follow up (eg. "do you care what time or day this week?"). Then it should give my wife two or three options and ask me to confirm.
I like this idea. I would like to schedule my evening/weekend activities like I would if they were work things.
That’s insightful! I’m assuming the quality is higher for the curated options compared to a random pick. Also booking/arranging the event for them. But I’m unsure if the value added is enough for customers to pay for it.