A scavenger hunt app created to help community members discover culture in their own community will be releasing an updated version. The concept for Pointillism
was inspired by the Dirty Feet Adventure
race whose tag line is ‘Never Stop Exploring’.
“We wanted to create a similar experience that people could do on their own time,” said Jeff Smith, CEO. “We wanted people to get out into the community and discover it in a fun way.”
Smith and his team partnered with Lansing Give Camp
to create the early stages of the app and eventually developed Pointillism into a mobile map where users could check in to unique local sites and earn points on a leaderboard.
The new version will allow users to create private scavenger hunts with as many points of interest as they want. The potential for commercial use is extensive. Michigan State University
is interested in setting up a private hunt for incoming freshman to help them get familiar with the campus. This feature is available for a fee with a cost structure based on the amount of users able to participate.
Pointillism has already been utilized by participants of Be A Tourist In Your Own Town
“People may not know the awesome things in their own community. Pointillism works to provide users with an insider’s view on a new community while competing against others.” said Smith.
Source: Jeff Smith, Pointillism
Writer: Tashmica Torok, Innovation News Editor
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