Village Vesl is all about community – for and between community members.
Serving residents and visitors of Decatur, GA, and the surrounding communities, Village Vesl provides information that truly matters – as it happens, in a trusted environment that all participants are passionate about and have a vested interest in: their town.
A big high school game on Saturday between the local team and its rival? A festival or sidewalk sale taking place on main street? Upcoming construction scheduled at the town’s busiest intersection? A special cause for kids at the park this weekend? Early school closures before the expected afternoon snowfall?
Vesl creates for local residents and businesses a mobile community that enables real-time, location-based communication.
The service’s home screen features a real-time bulletin board displaying posts from all active users within the community. These messages are delivered as push notifications as events unfold, providing users with real-time information that’s relevant to their community.
Community members can use the service to exchange location-based messages or ‘flags.’ For example, parents can receive automated messages whenever their children leave school or step off the bus. Businesses can leave these virtual flags for interested customers at any physical location in town. As an intended recipient approaches a flag, her mobile device reveals the contextually relevant message that was left – providing the context of time and place at every step in the journey.
Village Vesl has developed a battery-safe polling technology that enables the service to run variable GPS checks while the app operates in the device background.
Village Vesl provides a real-time chat feature that enables all active users to engage in direct communication, which can be used by and between residents and business owners.
There’s a Deal of the Day option for all consumers to take advantage of the best offers and special deals available at any moment. The service also introduces a popular Show Me Love feature – a user-initiated ‘auction’ that allows businesses to compete for the affection of consumers, based on consumers’ current location and express interest.
And then there’s Village Vesl’s safety-first notification feature, which provides a vital layer of security for all community members. With a single tap, users can initiate a location-based alert to all users – dramatically increasing overall incident awareness. The safety-first feature is designed to ‘crowd source’ early responders. All community members can be made immediately aware when an incident occurs, creating an opportunity for those nearby or headed in the direction of an incident to avoid the scene altogether. It also enables those nearby who may be capable of assisting to get to the scene and help out in a way that’s most appropriate. The Village Vesl safety feature isn’t necessarily a lifesaver, but it’s a life-safer.
Village Vesl is for everyone: consumers, businesses and anyone else interested in experiencing the Internet in the physical world – customized specifically for their community.
The Village Vesl family of apps was built to enable all members of their community to have an ongoing voice in that community and stay updated on everything as it happens. In today’s world, communication can be vital – and it can be fun. So it’s our hope that Village Vesl improves the many ways in which all community members live and communicate. From residents to businesses and the vital organizations and entities that coexist in and around each town, all members of the community can benefit from a Village Vesl service. We’re proud of the places we call home and proud of the Village Vesl services.
Village Vesl is available for free on iPhone devices to all interested community members.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.