Fyesta givers users a new way to share what they are doing with friends, family and others. The site is designed to allow users to answer one simple question: What are they doing next? The features available gives the user the power to provide updates about where they are going and where they will be heading afterwards. These updates can be shared with a select group of people. Unlike some social networking websites, the user does not have to choose to allow a large group of people to see their plans. Fyesta is ideal for keeping friends and family up to date on recent events and activities in the user’s life.Show more screenshots »
Fyesta was created in October of 2010, so it is still very new. The site is listed as a “Future Check In” social network, which explains it pretty well. Based out of Berlin, Fyesta is hopeful that people all over the world will join up and start sharing their activity, event, and travel plans through the site.
Fyesta takes an interesting approach to scheduling and keeping people updated. With a busy schedule and hectic lifestyle, many people have a hard time keeping friends and family in the loop. Fyesta makes it easy by allowing the user to create a centralized resource for updates on where they are and where they will be soon. The user can control who can see their plans, which is ideal for privacy and security.
The Fyesta website is very well made, using a professional layout and plenty of open space so the user doesn’t feel overwhelmed. An ever changing banner on the homepage helps further explain the purpose of the site, complimented by full color images of people doing various things (and in some cases have a really good time doing them). The stylish grey and blue Fyesta logo further highlights the site’s potential. As soon as a new user arrives on the site, they are drawn in by the functionality of Fyesta as displayed through the homepage.
Fyesta offers users numerous login options. Instead of forcing the user to choose between Twitter and Facebook, the site includes many different profiles to select from. Users can sign in through Vidloop, AOL, Twitter, Facebook, ClaimID, VeriSign, Blogger, WordPress, Technorati, Flickr, LiveJournal, MyOpenID, Yahoo and Google. There is also a traditional registration form available for users that prefer to avoid linking any of their existing profiles.
Fyesta offers a unique service that some people may find very helpful. However, the service is nothing that many other online sources can’t do. Charging a fee would be asking a bit much of users, especially for a new site. That is, unless Fyesta added many new features to enhance its functionality. Luckily, the site is available to anyone willing to register for an account at no cost. Users can quickly sign in and begin updating their profile without paying.
Anyone that travels a lot (even locally) and tends to find a severe lack of time in their schedule can appreciate Fyesta. The site is easy to use and allows users to provide quick updates to those they want to see them. No more phoning three or four people to let them know the user will be away or going to an event. All they have to do is keep Fyesta updated and important people in their life stay informed.