Announce is a platform that allows you to make public, or private announcements in a user specified geographic area. Anyone in the specified area would be able to view the announcements, or be notified of the announcement if they follow that area.
To learn more, please refer to the About Announce page here.
To create an announcement, go to https://announce.today/home/create on Web, or Create tab on mobile apps. Click on Create Announcement, enter the title then click next, draw an area in the map where the announcement should be visible, enter details of the announcement and then click submit.
To View announcements, just visit announce.today and pan the map to the area of your interest. The announcements, if any in that area, would show up below the map. You can also filter the announcements based on your interest to see the announcements in those categories.
The announcements can be created by any user (including governments, people or organisations), or by Announce-AI.
Announce-AI is our platform's intelligence that aims bring relevant information and announcements directly to you, in real time. This includes public safety such as natural disaster warnings, for ex. earthquakes; entertainment and education events near you and so on. We are constantly adding more capabilities to Announce-AI, and it will get smarter with time.
The world is more dynamic and connected than ever. There are number of social media applications that connect us to our friends, but there’s a big gap in connecting people in a specific area. Some statistics state that more than 30% of Americans have never met their neighbours, even though a lot information is useful for people in the same area than in people miles apart.
We built Announce so people can share relevant information with those who need it without having to share more than necessary personal information. It is our attempt to make the world more connected, efficient and safer space.
Say no to pamphlets, yes to Announce!
Announce allows you to follow an area, such as Home, Office, or some point of interest for you. Everytime an announcement is made in that area, you will be notified via Email (and soon browser notifications too!).
You can delete the announcements created by you only. Just visit https://announce.today/myannouncements and click on the three dot menu for the announcement you’re trying to delete. Now click on ‘Delete Announcement’.
Deletions are permanent, and are very quick. We do not store or retain user deleted information with us.
Click on the three dots menu of the announcement you’re trying to report. Next click on the “Report Announcement” option. The announcement will now be hidden from you. If more than one user reports it, we hide the Announcement and send it for review.
Yes, we use machine learning algorithms to detect text profanity and NSFW (not safe for family) images, and disallow it from the get go. If you still find something offensive, please don't forget to report it!
Public announcements are visible to everyone by panning the map by Default. Private announcements can only be accessed with the URL of the Announcement.
You’d create Private announcements in cases where you’re hosting a private event, and it should be available to only those people you sent the invite to. Notifications of Private announcements in an area will not be sent out to users who follow that area.
You can, however, Announce doesn’t allow users to do that in one step. You will have to create multiple announcements.
Announce is not for kids below 16 years of age, and our terms of services clearly state this policy. We encourage parents to help enforce this, and keep their children safe online.
You must sign in to announce and follow a location of your interest. You can choose email or app notifications for the followed locations based on your settings.
Go to my profile then click on Feedback, add as many details as possible with your Feedback and then click submit feedback. User experience is at foremost of our priorities, and we will prioritize most important user feedback in product development.
Announce is a platform, and while we can think of many applications, there is no specific limitation to how users can use Announce. Some of the basic application we are prioritizing currently include:
Announce, like any other software product, is a work in progress. Please be patient with us, as we add more capabilities, and make the product world class. The more you use Announce, the more motivated we are to work harder to make it better faster :).
Also, please don't forget to send Feedback everytime you see a bug.
Yes! Please search for "Announce Today" on Appstore / Play store, or simply visit our web app in Desktop, the links are there.
Have more questions? Please reach out to us at email@example.com .