A pretty famous concert was going on in town and I was all excited about it. My friends and I tried everything possible to get our hands on the tickets. The point is that it was first come, first served and you had to stand in the line, even if that required waiting for hours on end. There were even instances when people slept on the street to be the first in the queue in the morning. But there was a quick trick; you could make a purchase at the counter if you were there at the right time. 🙂 This would mean either standing in line all day waiting for your turn, or just being there at the counter at the opportune time. So I used technology to do the trick for me. I used an app called uCiC which I had downloaded from the App Store.
uCiC is very effective and can be used to collect real-time information on events, places and things that are important to you. The app is very easy to use; all you have to do is key in the exact location from where you want information and look for uCiC users in that area. Then send a request asking for the information you need. In my case I sent out a message periodically asking, “How long is the line?” After sending the request you’ll have to wait for users in the area to respond by taking pictures and posting the same to you.
The information received is precise and helps you save time scouting around for resources. I received pictures in minutes which gave me the right information on when I could quickly make a dart from my college down to the counter to buy the tickets. You can also use the app to send out pictures in answer to other people’s questions, and in return win karma points which you can save and use later. The messages and posts can be sent anonymously and you can maintain your privacy on the app too. Using uCiC you can connect and collect information from anyone, anywhere across the globe.