We are building a web application that helps members of local community groups organize, collaborate, and share. We target members of groups that meet in person for a specific interest, such as recreational sports teams, workout groups, hacker clubs, and hobbyist communities.
The core feature of the site is a simple interface to create and find groups. Each group will have an associated e-mail mailing list, group calendar, and group address book, which can be managed from the group page. Groups are associated with cities when they are created. Users can tag calendar events with specific activities (e.g. hiking, cycling, and running) and can list metrics--for instance, distance or time for a cardiovascular exercise. We will use this information to create a powerful group and event search tool. We can continue to expand on the site by developing tools to assist collaboration and to visualize group, individual, and regional metrics.