Sunday, April 1, 2007

Dodgeball basics

CHECK-IN@Broadcast your whereabouts to your friends.

Like this: "@ace bar"
SHOUT!Broadcast a message to your friends.

Like this: "! anyone want to go to the movies?"
CHECK-IN W/ A SHOUT@...!Broadcast your whereabouts to your friends and tell them a little something extra about what you're doing there.

Like this: "@ace bar ! open bar till 10pm!"
LOOKUP?Look up the address / cross street of a bar or restaurant.

Like this: "ace bar?"
LOOK NEARBYvenue?tagTell us where you are and what you're looking for (pool table, fireplace, pinball) nearby, and we'll send back a list of nearby venues that match your criteria.

Like this: "ace bar ? pool table"
SWITCH CITYswitch [cityname]Travelling to a new city and want to keep using dodgeball? Send "switch [cityname]" and then you'll now be checking into venues and sending messages to your friends in the new city.

Like this: "switch nyc" or "switch boston"
FIND YOUR FRIENDSlocateIf you've had Dodgeball off for the night, send "locate" to get a quick update of where you can find your friends (last 3 hours).

Like this: "locate"
GET HELP USING DODGEBALLhelpIf you've forgotten what you can do with Dodgeball or how to do it, send "help" to us and we'll send you back a brief cheat sheet describing how yo use the main features.

Like this: "help"

SIGN UP A FRIEND FOR DODGEBALLJoinGet your friend signed up for Dodgeball right from your mobile phone. (send this from YOUR FRIENDS' phone)

"join [your mobile number] [your first name]"

Like this: "join 9175551212 dennis"
ADD A FRIEND TO YOUR DODGEBALL PROFILEAddAdd your friend to your network right from your mobile phone. (send this from YOUR phone):

"add [friends' mobile number]"

Like this: "add 6468883434"
BROADCAST MESSAGES TO SETS OF FRIENDSsetname@venue, setname!messageSend messages (check-ins/shouts) to a subset of your friends. Learn more about this and set up your sets here.

Check-ins: "[set name] @ [venue name]"

Like this: "happyhour @ ace bar"

Shouts: "[set name] ! [message]"

Like this: "happyhour ! let's meet at Ace Bar at 5pm"
BLOCK PEOPLE RIGHT FROM YOUR PHONEblockIf you get a message (friend or friend-of-friend) from a person you no longer want to send/receive messages from, just reply to that message with the word "block". You can always go into your manage friends page (for friends) or your history page (for friend-of-friends) to un-block them.
Like this: "block"


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