Location Aware App ‘Gamifies’ Hyperlocal News Reporting [Future Of Gaming]

Location Aware App ‘Gamifies’ Hyperlocal News Reporting [Future Of Gaming]
technology

MePorter is a mobile news app that enables anyone to write, photograph, and record their own videos of local news as it happens and instantly share it with their social networks.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 27 december 2011

In our research for the Future Of Gaming report, our consulting team noticed a growing tendency towards games being used To Leverage Collective Manpower. One example of this trend is MePorter-a location-based, mobile news app that enables anyone to write, photograph, and record their own videos of local news as it happens, instantly sharing the stories with the MePorter community and on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Much like a local newspaper, MePorter offers a searchable list of categories, like crime, events and entertainment, offering a robust news experience that lets readers see other users’ locations, comment on stories and check-in as eyewitnesses. In order to ensure accuracy, the service only lets reporters and commenters post if they are at or near the location where the news is happening.

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