NiLi – A City Concierge at Your Fingertips

No one really knows everything about what’s going on, even in their own city. Sometimes you’ll be sitting on a Friday afternoon, wondering what to do over the weekend. Well, now you don’t have to look very far, because NiLi can provide options galore. If you live in San Francisco, Las Vegas or Los Angeles, you can take advantage of this app that has taken these cities by storm.

Once you download the app, you can connect through Facebook or Twitter. If you choose not to, you can always opt to create a profile using an email address. You will have to enter your city so the app knows where you hail from, and if you’re not in a serviced city, it may prompt the creators to get going on that city.

Anyhow, back to the app. Options to look for fun stuff to do are organized by Events and by Venues. If you want to search for something in particular, you also have that option. Let’s say you are looking for a balloon festival, or a concert for grunge, or a karaoke party, you can type that in and see what pops up. When an event is listed, you can read details about it under the Info section. If you like what you see and you plan on attending, you can select the Going option, and the event will be added to My Events.

If you are connected via Facebook or Twitter, you will then be able to share your thoughts about the event and your plans with friends easily, making is effortless to get your gang in on the event, too. For each event, you can make comments, take photos and elaborate on the event before it happens, while it’s happening and even after it has come and gone! It makes the event live on, allowing you to relive the fun times and make it more memorable.

Nili app

If you choose to look for venues, that is also another way to find out what’s happening at your favorite places, giving you another way to find some fun. You can even check out what others are doing and how much fun they had or are having by viewing video clips uploaded to the app under NiLi Media. NiLi fills the night with entertainment in a way that allows you to frequent familiar places or find out about new ones. It’s up to you.

The only downside to the app is the limited offerings it currently has. It features full functionality in three cities, and offers basic info in five others. I look forward to an expansion real soon so that I can make use of it anywhere I go.

While I wait for that to happen, I will be sure to use NiLi when I visit the cities where it is offered, and look forward to the surprises it has in store for me.