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[scopes] Places and events in the Dash home


Hey all,

The Dash home has always been a very prominent place in Unity and is now front and center with Unity 8. With the growth of scopes for places and events websites such as Foursquare, Yelp, Songkick and the fine-tuning of results geolocation, I'd like to open the discussion on where and how to display these types of results. Currently, they are aggregated in an "Info" master scope, which hosts a mix of various scopes like Reddit, DuckDuckGo, etc. and creates a confusing list of results.

How should we fix this ? Here are a few suggestions :

1) We could introduce a Places master scope : that would host everything related to your location (or the location you are searching for). The benefits would be that when browsing previews in Places, you could see both places to be and things to do in an area.

2) We could introduce both Events and Places master scopes : to split between locations (bars, restaurants...) and events (concerts, plays...). The benefits of this solution would be clearer results grouping and faster access to eg. info about a concert of the group you are looking for or special offers on events tickets.

3) Even more category splitting : master scopes for bars, restaurants, museums, concerts, plays, etc. This would have the benefits of making a very clear results list, but on the other hand, where do we stop the splitting ?

I'd like to hear your thoughts and ideas on that problem.