Google’s new app lets your friends know when you’re down to hang

31 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Google’s New App Asks: Who’s Down?.

Google Keep is a fairly useful note-taking application that links up with your Google account to keep all of your items synchronized across your devices (and the Web). No, it’s not an app designed to see whose inner Sadness—think Inside Out—is smashing the main buttons a bit too hard on their mind’s control console. While you’ve previously been able to dump a lot of content in the app—notes, to-do lists, photos, and even audio reminders—there are still other ways to interact with a note-taking app that have haven’t yet made it to .

It is an app, but it’s a new Google experiment designed to help people figure out which of their friends don’t have anything to do at a particular moment (but would like to go do something). Once you install it and fire it up, all you have to do is move a little slider to indicate to any of your other friends using the service that you’re interested in hanging out.

If you’re the kind of person who’s now thinking about all the finger-tapping art you could create, know that Google Keep’s abilities are somewhat limited. Activating the slider tells everyone else that you’re free for the next three hours, after which you’ll disappear from your friends’ lists of available people.

You can’t adjust the time you appear on the list, unfortunately—making Who’s Down more useful for longer free times than, say, if you only have 45 minutes or so to go somewhere. You can either pick from some pre-made options Google suggests or you can create your own activity that you’d like to get some friends interested in—like, say, “Anyone want to go to the mall?” If you notice that one of your friends is free and interested in something you want to do (or vice versa), then you two can chat with each other within the app itself. You can start your drawing through Google Keep itself or by a little widget you stash on your Android homescreen, which Google will be updating to include an icon for drawing.

As of this article’s writing, Google has yet to update the version of Google Keep on the Google Play store to 3.2.435, which contains the new drawing features. If you try to sign up, you’ll be asked to provide your email address and the name of your school. (Sorry, parents; you’ll have to plan your super-cool board game nights with your fellow adults some other way—for now.)

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