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Re: [scopes] Places and events in the Dash home


Hi David,

Splitting Place and Events could be a great thing, but I don't believe in
lots of masterscopes for differents places.

I think a better idea is to create a Place Lens with filters, like the
music lens.

Best Regards,

Vincent JOBARD

2013/9/27 David Callé <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>

> 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.
> Cheers,
> David
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