|How do I use it?|
|Coloci is easy to use, and can be highly customized to suit your preferences.|
|Quick start guide|
|In a nutshell, you all you need to do is the following: signup, invite your friends (because it is their trips that you will see), setup your profile, and start adding your trips. Simple! Now, when your friends are nearby, you will be able to see their trip and meetup with them.
You can use Coloci even if you don’t have any trips, because it shows you who is near your home and work place too!
|You can customize Coloci to show friends based on your preferences (see Alert setup).|
|Why do I need to specify my work and home address?|
|Coloci shows you friends that are near you, whether you are on a trip, at work or at home. When you are not at work, and not on a trip, we assume you are home. If we don’t have your addresses, and you don’t have any trips, you won’t see anyone on Coloci, because we don’t know where you are (we don’t have ESP and we don’t track you via a cell phone)!
We do not share your home and work address with anyone, except your connections with whom you share your plans. We don’t sell your data (see Privacy)
|What is ‘My Addresses’ for?|
|This is your frequently used addresses list. Each time you create a trip to a new location, we store that address for you in My Addresses so that the next time you can enter it by simply typing in the name or activity. You can edit/delete the addresses here.|
|What is a Virtual Address? What is it used for? How can I use it?|
|A virtual address is any of the popular online chat services such as MSN Messenger, Google Talk etc. Or, it could be any other activity that you wish to share.
This lets you broadcast to your friends the times you will be ‘online’ (not everyone of us is available online all the time, and coordinating a time to video-chat with extended family gets tough, especially if they are halfway across the planet!)
You can also use a virtual address for any other type of activity that you want to share with your friends, without disclosing location details about it. For example, you have a favorite watering hole, which your friends know on a need to know basis. You can simply add a trip to that location for a period of time, and share it.
|Can I be at multiple virtual addresses at the same time?|
|Can I be at more than 1 physical (real) address at the same time? What if I create trips with overlapping times?|
|Not really. You can add trips with overlapping time periods. However, since Superman doesn’t really exist, we try to figure out where you really will be based on your most recently added trip.
For example, if you add a trip to Chicago for the next 4 days, and then add a trip to Detroit for day 2, we will (rather intelligently) assume that you are in Chicago on days 1,3,4 and in Detroit on day 2. However, if you add the trips in the reverse order, then the Chicago trip will totally eclipse the Detroit trip.
|Does Coloci only work in the USA?|
|It works all over the planet. We are working on localizing and internationalizing it as fast as we can. Please bear with us.|
|Why do I need to give my timezone?|
|We need your home location timezone to make the correct time calculations and to show you a localized version of the site (miles vs km, date formats etc).
When you add a trip, we assume that the date and time you enter are for the timezone of the location.
|Can I change my login email? Can I change my name?|
|No, this is your unique login for the site.
Yes, you can change your name via Profile & Privacy
|Can I sign in using Facebook connect?|
|You can sign up using 6 major social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.|