Where, oh where are all the pins?
November 22, 2016
UPDATE: As of November 25th, we now have over 130 light displays pinned in Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, OK. Way to go, keep them coming!
Talk about anticipation! Without any promotions to speak of, a few of you showed your true pioneering spirit. You saw the chance to be in-the-know on the best Christmas light displays your town has to offer. You downloaded the YuleFinder app. You opened it, expecting oodles of sparkly Christmas joy only to notice "hey, where are all the pins?!” Great question!
Being the first year of this mobile application, we struggled early during our development with a dilemma: do we populate the lights and locations from our old database we’ve built up over the years? Or, do we start fresh and deal with a potentially spartan map upon launch? The former, had we chosen this route, would have likely lead to the unfortunate "I got there but there were no lights" scenario. The latter resulting in our anticipated response, ”hey, where are the pins?!"
Well, we chose the latter route, opting for starting with a nearly blank slate. The notion that you’d get all bundled up, brave the elements and show up with no lights to enjoy was just too much for us to bear. As a result, we’re taking this time—between now and till around Thanksgiving weekend and beyond—to populate new pins in as many major metros as we have contacts (30 and counting at the time of this post). Most major displays are up now and will be available on the map in short order. New pins are coming daily!
The reality is, though, there’s no way for us to find all the hidden little gems. We need your help! We specifically designed the app to be user-driven so everyone has the ability to participate and share what they’re seeing out there. Spread the Christmas-time love! So, this season, post your finds on YuleFinder and bring light to the many shining faces waiting in eager anticipation. YuleFinder will only be as good as the community makes it...merry pinning!
We'll see you on-the-town!
-The YuleFinder Team