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market research, name, logo, & site cleanup

A former member
Post #: 124
Market research and Name & URL for the group, plus rules.

This is in the same spirit of the market research & changes I did for OCUnix. Consequently,

LBQV8X: Where are the local groups?

LH88WW: Our main sister group is not Android but Meetup.com/iPhone-iPod-Users-Developers-Mixup-Group­ (with the way-too long & confusing URL; it should be say Meetup.com/OC-iOS).

Also Google Search[local Android Developer Group] finds Looks like local Android developer groups are very heavily on Meetup though there are a few on Facebook & own forum software. Even Google Search[local Android Developer Group Facebook] finds many of the pages actually on Meetup.

LBQVQ1: So searching Meetup within 100 miles of OC center for "Android" finds:
LBQUCR: Google Search[Orange-County Android Developer Group] finds relevant:

  • Finds us 5th and (very strange) finds not our home or about page but our member Jenny's pages; nonetheless I starred the result to get Google to up the rank & investigate more pages on this site.
  • Finds us again 8th via member Stuart's tweet "I just gave stars to a Meetup for Android Developers-Users-Superusers Mixup Group http://meetu.ps/3YBc...­ 12:12 AM Oct 28th via Meetup. I joined Orange County ...
    twitter.com/smcracraft "
  • Finds 9th http://SoCalCodeCamp....­ which is relevant as they cover Android. (Note: we need to insure these Android presenters are members of our group.)
  • Finds us 17th via our member Gerard's profile - I starred.
  • Searched 30 listings and no other competitive group found!


LBQV9F: http://groups.google....­ is worldwide discussion, apparently the official group, and huge: "Members 39454"

LBQV9N: Summaries:
  • There are similar groups but nothing exact within the county.
  • Groups are mostly either a specific platform or all mobile platforms.
  • (except ours currently) Groups are all county-based or 1/2 county based.

My guess is that for technical/career groups which meet on weeknights people are not willing to go beyond 1/2 county for a special meeting. Therefore our group should be centered in "Orange County" else centered around a city. I gather the founder (Stuart) has taken centering around a county since the group is in Irvine (near the OC center) and not San Juan (where he his).

Therefore I make the following changes:

  • Group location from zip
    92606 (Irvine, CA) to
    92780 (Tustin, CA -dead-center of OC as computed by http://Meetup.com/UUY...­ )
  • URL from
    Meetup.com/Android-Developers-Users-Su­perusers-Mixup-Group (way too long!) to
    Meetup.com/OCAndroid (super short)
  • Name from
    "Android Developers-Users-Superusers Mixup Group" to
    "Android Developers/Admin/Users Group of US.CA.Orange County" (1 character left; put location with decimal location similar to digits with least-significant to right.)
  • headline from
    "Welcome to the Android Developers-Users-Superusers Mixup Group" to
    "2010.11.11: Updated! Click "read more about this group"" as done on http://Meetup.com/Asi...­
  • On group description on homepage:
    • add wikipedia links to key terms: http://en.wikipedia.o...­
    • add related info section: Missing formatting
      LBQXO1: We also maintain info related (to Orange County Android), including:
      1. LBFER2: jobs offered & wanted.
      2. LBCKC2: supplimental tables, including detailed member bios to find help & partners.
      3. LBCKFF: interest groups (us & beyond).
    • add basic rules & Meetup intro. Quoting from http://Meetup.com/Asi...­ home page, added this to the home page (note formatting & links are missing in this record copy):
      New to Meetup.com? Welcome to Meetup, too! – the most-powerful major website to find & host in-person groups. If you want, simply use your Facebook to login. Meetup provides you 79K in-person local groups: all topics, worldwide, & mostly for free! Moreover, l
A former member
Post #: 150
[Under construction]
Plan to change logo from Nexus One pic. But to what? Well I like the one of http://meetup.com/And...­ but that will take some editing.
A former member
Post #: 217
  • LF017G: Saved prior group settings to ...\checkout_LC4F52\via_TortoiseSVN_LC4F­5V\KM37RH_LC4F7Z\Meetup.com_L2WGQC\OC-An­droid_LB0U2N\manage_LB1M5M\settings_LB1M­65\basic_LB1M6K\FF_HTML_only_LB1M9I.htm
  • LF017Z: Renamed group title to "The Android Developers/Users Group of US.CA.Orange Co." adding "The " (since it's true) plus shortening title (as removing "Admin/" and changing "County" to "Co." so it all fits on one line, saving a line of display on every page.
  • LF018C: Updated the home page description considerably; most of new changes are included in this text (without links & formatting)
    Welcome, Android Developers, Administrators, & Super-Users of the US.California.SoCal.Orange County area! We're the community group serving you! Find like-minded local designers and developers to meet, discuss, and team up with on Android projects. RSVP & come to our meetings, share knowledge, and help everyone grow in Android!

    LBQXO1: We also maintain lots of related info, including this is your place to network & make tech buds! We've got:

    1. LEZXXP: An impressive member list with detailed bios (add yourself here!)
    2. LEZY0G: map of our meeting attendees with carpool routes!

    3. LBFER2: jobs offered & wanted
    4. LEZXN5: Support forum (most of what we do in person is also available online!)
    5. LBCKFF: interest groups (us & beyond).
  • LF045Q: Added Anil's photo to the home page.
  • Plan to change logo from Nexus One pic. But to what? Well I like the one of http://meetup.com/And...­ but that will take some editing.
    Okay, I did that. Here's the new group photo: ­

  • LF018N: Change Group Topics from
    Android developers
    Graphic Design
    Graphical User Interfaces
    Programming
    Mobile Technology
    Mobile Development
    Game Development
    to (including by looking at what http://www.meetup.com...­ has listed plus what Meetup suggests),

    Android developers
    Android Fans and Users
    Mobile Technology
    Mobile Development
    mobile applications
    Java
    Java Programming
    Software Developers
    Programming
    Graphical User Interfaces
    Game Development
    New Technology

A former member
Post #: 230
LH1R5V: At least on my netbook (slow) running latest Firefox (3.6.13), I'm really noticing the slow scrolling of the site, an suspect it's due to the background picture. http://www.meetup.com...­ says the theme is currently set to "Nighttime Blur"; I save setting to Meetup.com_L2WGQC\OC-Android_LB0U2N\mana­ge_LB1M5M\appearance\FF_HTML_only_LH1RGY­.htm . I change to "Greenish" as that best tmatches the Android logo plus is a solid background which should improve scroll performance. Indeed it seem to improve scroll performance by about 3x!
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