This website has been created for people who love hiking with a group. In particular, several of its functions encompass many issues that organizers or participants of a hiking event may encounter:
- Organizing event is super easy: Anyone can create a hiking event, which others can join. Unlike the facebook event, the participants are ordered according to their join time automatically. The participants just need to click on the join button, which is much easier than current setup, where they are required to copy paste a list, and add their names in the list. Similarly, the unjoin is as easy as clicking a button. The waitlisted people are automatically moved to participants, when someone drops out, and are notified by email, so organizers don’t need to inform them. Additionally, organizer can block a person from their event, if they have a reason for it. Whenever, organizer changes something about the event (e.g., start time, meeting point), all participants are notified by email. Participants are also sent a reminder about the event 12 hours before the start time.
- Route list: The site already had a large set of routes, each of which has information such as distance, elevation gain, approximate duration, difficulty, popularity etc. A user can pick any of the routes for the event. Alternately, user can also create his/her own route on the map. Note that, the user only need to draw the route on the map, all the info about it (distance, difficulty etc) is automatically calculated by the site.
- No-show handling: If a user who signed up for the event, but does not show up, the organizer has the possibility to report a “No Show”, which will be visible to everyone. If the organizer feels this is too aggressive, they can also silently remove that participant from the event without reporting a “No Show”. On a brighter side, participants can also give positive feedback to fellow participants after the event (but they are not required to).
- Performance tracking: All participants who finished the hike, are awarded some points based on the rating (some combination of distance, difficulty etc). This way, a user can track his/her progress over time, and also check whether a route is suitable for him/her (by comparing his/her rating with that of the route).
- Blog: The website also has a blog, which collects useful information about hiking, such as the list of Klamms in Bavaria, or the information about some famous peaks.
- Usual Facebook event features: All usual features which facebook event has, such as adding comments, uploading pictures, contacting participants/organizer etc.