Help is here!

Quickstart Guide

Create an account, and:

  1. State what you like to do, and what mood you're in...
  2. See likeminders around you, Select, and Connect...
  3. Chat, and Plan what you want to do...
  4. Get together and Enjoy!
:-)

Contents

Tips

To get the most from Froodi, the following might help:

  • Allow Froodi to get your location. That way, Froodi will be able to find people nearby. (If not, Froodi puts you on the Statue of Liberty, just for fun).
  • Use correct email and phone details, so others can contact you.
  • Use #hashtags to indicate keywords. A keyword is a word that is important to what you are, or are looking for. (See the Howto on #hashtags.)
  • Use the English language, or we cannot match your text with that of others.┬áIf you prefer speaking in another language, you can use the #hastag in you (English) description (like #spanish speaking preferred).
  • Check Trust Level. We like to keep Froodi a safe place, and like to make sure people are who they say they are. Best is all four stars, and we filter results on highest trust level's first. (See the explanation on Trust Level.)
  • Meet in public places. When meeting someone for the first time, it's always good to get to know each other first.
  • When you're done, please logout. This ensures that people don't try to contact you in vain.
  • Keep Froodi a fun place to be, and treat others like you want to be treated yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What is Froodi? - Froodi is a web-application (www.froodi.com) that connects people. People that have similar interests, are in the same area, and want to share an activity. One-on-one, or with more people.
  • Why does Froodi need my location? - With your location, Froodi will be able to show likeminders nearby. When your location cannot be obtained, Froodi puts you on the Statue of Liberty. Just for fun.
  • My flag is gone? - When you "place a Flag", i.e. you say what you would like to do and where you are, there are two case when you flag is deleted. The first is when you are done, and log-out. Second is when your flag expires, which is currently set on 8 hours.
  • Why do I have to indicate my gender? - You are able to select if you want to meet with someone of the same gender, the other gender, or all likeminders around you.
  • Why do I need to validate my contact details, or make a payment? - We like to keep Froodi a safe place, and like to make sure people are who they say they are. Therefore, we also sort results with highest trust levels first. (See the question on Trust Level for details.)
  • What's Froodi's pricing? - You may pay a small annual fee. (And it's highly appreciated too! ;-) This fee covers the operational costs of Froodi, and also makes sure that people are who they say they are (see Trust Level below).
  • What is Trust Level? - Trust Level shows with four stars what validations have been done. A validated mobile phone number adds one star. A validated email address also adds one star. When a payment has been made, this adds two stars. The latter adds two stars, because making a bank transfer assures that she or he has been identified at a bank.
  • Why don't I see pictures of likeminders? - At Froodi, we've been thinking about this for a really long time...! The thing is; looks are (literally) very superficial. Broaden you mind! There's so many people out there that are interesting, smart and lovable that you'll never meet when you just go for first impressions. However, we made Froodi for You, so if you really want this feature, please let us know by email.
  • Why am I standing on the Statue of Liberty? - There is a problem with getting your location. Please see the question about location for details.
  • I'm standing on top of the Statue of Liberty... - Well..., that's an interesting case. When you are standing on top of the Statue of Liberty, you're doing a fun thing offline already. So no need for Froodi there, right?
  • We're a business. Can we use Froodi too? - Well, it depends. If you really add value to those you want to connect with, in line with Froodi's purpose, we would say yes. Just think of how you would like to be treated, and act accordingly. We do our utmost best to keep Froodi a great experience, and hope you do, too!
  • Another question? - Please contact us! It may take some time before we answer you mail (we're a small team), but we love to help you enjoy Froodi.
  • Your_question_here? - Then_our_answer_here!

How to use the #Hashtags

The #hashtags that you enter in Description, are used for matching purposes. Use a #hashtag to indicate keywords that are important in the match you're looking for. Please note: hashtags are case sensitive (Also see Examples)

  • Use to indicate what a want to do; #jogging, #lunch, #watch #baseball, go for a #drink, visit a #museum, learn to #play the #guitar.
  • What language(s) you prefer speaking; use the #hastag in you (English) description, like "#spanish speaking preferred", or when you're Canadian "Fluent in #english and #french".
  • What you are; for example when going for dinner, and you're a #vegan, or #transgender.
  • What match you are looking for; like to go to latest #startrek #movie, preferably with a #trekkie.
  • When you are member of a group; for example "Like to go for a #drink with fans, watch #NFL", or you want to meet others from the local Harley Owner Group with #hog.

What do the Sliders mean?

The Sliders provide information on you generic mood, and help find likeminders in the area. Sometimes it isn't exactly possible to do what you want, as stated in your description, but the slider-settings can connect you with someone with the same interests.

The description below is just a generic guideline of the possibilities. Use your fantasy, and broaden your mind!

  1. Sports & Games - It's meant for doing, or watching, sports and games. Think of baseball watching, playing a game of cards, Call of Duty LAN-party, karting, sailing, etc..
  2. Food & Drinks - This one is meant for meeting for lunch, dinner or just having a drink. drink, FriDri, ...
  3. Culture & Entertainment - This slider covers a broad range of opportunities, regarding both cultural things, or plain entertainment. Watching a movie, visit a museum or circus, going to the annual Moon Dance, signing up for drama class, go to theatre, or whatnot.
  4. Music & Dancing - Use this one for enjoying music, playing music or dancing to music. This includes visiting a concert, Salsa dancing, going to the club, play an instrument together with other musicians in the neighbourhood, or exchange vinyl records.
  5. Learning & Knowledge sharing - This involves everything - passivel or active - to gain knowledge and experience. Practice a new language, learn cooking, learning how to set up a business, repair a motorcycle, painting landscapes, visiting TEDx, and more.
  6. Mindfulness - Everything regarding enlightment, spiritual things and mental enrichment. This could be religious activity, yoga class, meditation, attending church, mindfulness training, and more. The main thing; do it, share it, and feel better afterwards.

Examples

Introduction

The following examples just scratch the surface of what's possible. Just use your imagination, and see whst works, and what not.

In the examples below, important slider settings are indicated. When "..." is indicated, it means that you can use your own mood to determine this setting.

1 - You want to go jogging this afternoon
Your description could look like Want to go #jogging this #evening between 18:00 - 21:00 along the #Hudson. Distance between 5-10 miles. I'm a medium #runner..
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - maximum
  • Food & Drinks - minimum
  • Culture & Entertainment - ...
  • Music & Dancing - ...
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - ...
  • Mindfulness - ...

2 - Your new in this neighbourhood and like to watch tonights game. Preferably in a bar.
Your description could look like Anybody in for #watching the #NFL game, #Cardinals against #Falcons over #drinks? (I'm new in the neighbourhood, so suggestions are welcome!).
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - maximum
  • Food & Drinks - maximum
  • Culture & Entertainment - ...
  • Music & Dancing - ...
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - ...
  • Mindfulness - ...

3 - There's a new gallery opening...
Your description could look like Like to visit the new #gallery #opening with contemporary #art, this #evening between 17-21?.
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - minimum
  • Food & Drinks - ...
  • Culture & Entertainment - maximum
  • Music & Dancing - ...
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - ...
  • Mindfulness - minimum

4 - You want to learn play the guitar...
Your description could look like Who likes to #practice #guitar together. I'm a #blues lover, and like to improve my chords. This is the second year, so I'm still a bit of a #beginner. We can do take-away #dinner while practicing as well, if you want..
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - ...
  • Food & Drinks - minimum
  • Culture & Entertainment - medium..maximum
  • Music & Dancing - maximum
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - maximum
  • Mindfulness - ...

5 - You're responsible for your first project, and can use some help on how to setup and manage a project.
Your description could look like Recently I am responsible for our new #marketing campaign, and would like to get #help / #coaching in #projectmanagement, and setting up my first #project..
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - minimum
  • Food & Drinks - ...
  • Culture & Entertainment - minimum
  • Music & Dancing - ....
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - maximum
  • Mindfulness - minimum

6 - You want to create a website for your shop in antiques, and like to know how.
Your description could look like Can anyone #teach me how to make a basic #website for my #store in #antiques? I'm considering #WordPress, but as said, I don't know anything about it. I'll treat you on a nice bottle of Champagne, as a small token of my appreciation!.
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - minimum
  • Food & Drinks - ...
  • Culture & Entertainment - minimum
  • Music & Dancing - minimum
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - maximum
  • Mindfulness - minimum

7 - You like to visit a local yoga class.
Your description could look like Like to go to yoga-class, but rather not alone. Anyone going to a class nearby?.
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - maximum
  • Food & Drinks - ...
  • Culture & Entertainment - ...
  • Music & Dancing - ...
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - ...
  • Mindfulness - maximum

8 - Your passing through the city, and like to celebrate Christmas and visit the Midnight Mass.
Your description could look like I'm temporarily in town, but would very much like to #celebrate #Christmas here, and attend #Midnight #Mass. Can I join anyone?.
Your sliders would be like:

  • Sports & Games - ...
  • Food & Drinks - ...
  • Culture & Entertainment - maximum
  • Music & Dancing - ...
  • Learning & Knowledge sharing - ...
  • Mindfulness - maximum

Support

If the information here didn't help you, please checkout our Feedback page for contact, questions and suggestions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

In addition, if there are any issues with Froodi.com, please checkout @Froodilicious on Twitter. When there is an issue, we'll post regular updates here.