Open Mic List: The ANDROID + iOS App for Comedians!
As mentioned last time, I built OPEN MIC LIST, a really useful mobile app that tells comedians where the closest open mic is every day of the week.
Basically, I personally needed this app. I needed help finding open mics easily, because in Los Angeles, gas is expensive, and everything is far from everything else. When I didn’t find exactly what I wanted in the App Store or Android Market — a free app that simply told me where the nearest comedy open mic existed) — I realized I’d have to build it myself.
I needed to know where the easiest stage time could be found, and there wasn’t a simple way to do that ‘on the go’. There were some web directories, and a few forums — but nothing really making use of the amazing mobile technology available in 2012.
So, comedians, here’s why OPEN MIC LIST is really useful:
- MAYBE: You’re not getting enough stage time, and you don’t know how to find more.
- MAYBE: You’re in a random city and want to get on stage, but have no idea what the local comedy comedy scene is like.
- MAYBE: You’re in your own city, but you’re tired of traveling across town to perform when there might be an open mic nearby.
(Or maybe you just like downloading and giving five star reviews to indie apps.)
- Open mic locator, for every day of the week, anywhere in the USA (Los Angeles currently available, more coming soon)
- Baked-in Yelp reviews, so you’re not just taking my word for it.
- ‘Nearby Tweets’ lets you see who’s saying what at that venue before you get there.
- ‘News’ updates (like this one) directly from Max.
Thanks, folks. I hope you download and enjoy.