Single Scene FAQ

Single Scene is a popular smartphone app used by individuals to locate places of interest. The popularity of the application is that is it mobile, which means you can take it with you on your phone. It's real time, which means all the information provided is from real people right now. It indicates where people like to go most.

To get a copy of Single Scene, all you need to do is go to the store on your mobile phone download it (for example, go to the App Store on the Apple iPhone and search for "single scene" or go to the Android Market and search for single scene). The application is free, so there is no charge to your credit card or phone bill and you can use it all you want.

This page is dedicated to the questions and answers related to your personal privacey when using the application. The application is confidential, so none of your personal information is ever shared with anybody else. However, people do have worries about their privacy so we have provided a list of questions and answers here.



Question:


I'm a single female and I downloaded single scene at home for my iPhone and tried it out.  Now it has a pin showing my location at home.  How can I remove my pin from the map?

Answer:

Although Single Scene is a confidential application, it is not a good idea to reveal your location while you are at a private location like work or home.  The application was designed with the idea that you could locate places to meet other people.  It is not recomended that you use it at home, since there are many other people currently using the application and it could draw attention to your home.  Even if other individuals are using the application innocently, they may see that there are people there and think it is a location to hang out.  It's not only a bad idea for your personal safety, but it attracts others to go out of there way thinking they are heading to a commercial location, parks and recreation or other place of venue.  To avoid having this occur, be sure to go out to a more popular location and run the Single Scene app again to move your pin.  This will cause your pin to be displayed at a different location.  If you forget to do that, your pin may be removed automatically but there is no guaranty on the time the pin will be removed.  So it is recomended that you go to a public place and run the app to reset your pin to that location.


Question:


I'm a male and I tried single scene and I was wondering about the options like my e-mail.  I don't want anybody to see my personal information.  Do I need that information, or can I leave it blank?

Answer:

Depending on the version of the Single Scene app, there may be different options for you to fill in.  The confidential information is confidential, and nobody else can see it.  Some versions of the app require you to fill in the information in order to use the app.  In addition, there is a part of the app that is available for others to see, but it is the same information that everybody else is selecting.  That category is only for the information that you want to be displayed with your pin.  It does not reveal anything specific about you and will not reveal anything about you that could reveal your personal identity.  It is possible, however for you to self identify in the comments.  Remember that your personal identity should remain that way for your safety.  The information that you provide is your responsibility.  If you provide information like blond hair, blue eyes so that people can find you at a paticular location, remember that there are both good and bad people, so this might not be a good idea.  We recommend that you use the comment part of the app to specify information about the place that you are located at so others know about it.  Some recommended examples include: This place is jumping, I like it here, this is a cool croud, there is a live country music band, great DJ, like the food here, just shipped a package, the oranges are fresh or anything else that you can think of that is not disclosing of your personal identity.


Question:


I'm a married female and I noticed my husband had the Single Scene app on his iPhone.  Should I be concerned about this?

Answer:

We don't know, but if you get Single Scene maybe you can find out where he is and check into it.  The chances are very slim that it should be something to worry about.  Around 99+ percent of the people that use Single Scene don't use it for dating at all.  They simply use it as a meeting tool and put code names in the comments like "Joe32" to help there colleges locate them confidentially.  The original design of the application was to provide a live venue for people that want to go out and have fun, but it has since become a social networking and business tool that is generally used for meetups with friends.


Question:


I'm a married female and I use Single Scene on my iPhone for business with my colleges after work, and I noticed an I'm at home button, but I don't want anybody to know I'm at home.

Answer:

Different versions may have different options.  You may see buttons like I'm at home, I'm at work, remove me or something else.  Those buttons simply remove your pin from view so that if you are in a private or personal place where it is not a good idea to attract or reveal your location to others, your pin is removed from that location.  It is highly recomended that you make sure the single scene app does not give you information like "there is no network available" that you go to another location to either change you pin location or remove altogether.  In your case your version of the app either doesn't include a message that says "your pin has been removed" or it was overlooked.


Question:


I'm a single female with a lot of single female friends and I got single scene and when I used it, it displayes a map and a pin where I am located.  I've heard a lot about it and wanted to try it out, but I don't get it.  How do I use this app?

Answer:

Most people located in highly populated areas don't seem to have this problem with the Single Scene app.  Most likely, the cause of this is because you are in an area that either has a small population base or your using the app on a day that nobody is going out.  We tend to find that the app is used in higher volumes on Friday and Saturday nights for some reason.  In lesser populated regions of the world, it is recommended that you tell your friends to get the Single Scene app.  The more people that use the app, the more useful it is.  It's simple a real time right now application that shows were people are and whats going on.  It doesn't provide any content other that what you as a user of the application provide.  It is recomended that all your friends use it and comment so that it becomes useful in your region.  Show them the app and explain to them that if they use the app, it will show additional pins and not just yours.  Ask them to get Single Scene and when they do, try it out and make unique comments so you can determine which pin is you and which pins are your friends.  If you are standing close to each other when you do this, use the multi-touch feature of your phone (basically two fingers to spread the map as if to zoom in) and you'll be able to seperate the pins far enough away to be able to touch or click on them to identify your individual comments.


Question:


I'm a married father, with kids and my wife and I were wondering if we could use this to find our kids at the amusement park?

Answer:

Yes, that is a great way to use the Single Scene app.  The only problem is that Single Scene was designed for confidentiality.  So your kids would need to update there location on a regular bases.  Have them get the Single Scene app and let them know to be careful using it.  Have them put a code in the comment that is unique to your family like "1 GREAT FAMILY."  The main problem with this however, is that single scene was originally designed for individuals and friends to find a place of venue like a resturuant, movie theater, street fair and provide information about the location so that others in the same frame could determine if they are interested in going to that location right now.  Since it is designed to work from real people right now instead of preset data from the past or from market advertising.  This basically means that if many others are at the amusement park doing the same thing, it may be just as difficult to find your childrens pins as it is looking through the crowd.  However, every situation is different so give it a try,  It can't hurt.  But keep in mind that the information provided should remain confidential, so please be sure to explain that to your children and make sure they understand that before letting them off on there own.


Question:


I'm not single, but I've heard a lot of buzz about this app for the iPhone.  What is it?

Answer:

It's a very popular application used on the smartphones to locate and help you find venue.  It was originaly designed for the happy hour and club scenes.  But it's popularity has grown into other areas of use, all of which arn't known.  It seems to be realted to two major things.  One is the social networking that has become very popular and the other is the ratings of service.  People generally use the tool like a kind graffity stating basically that "I was here" and "this was what I thought of it."  It's popularity for this use seems to be that things change, like farmers markets, fairs and events that are not constant and people are realizing the use of technology to determine information right now.  Chances are that if they saw a review for something or place like a dry cleaners, they have already read the reviews and are aware of the service.  However when you are traveling and looking for a laundry mat or something to do for the evening after work or on vacation, the tool is very use full for sharing what is going on right now.  You'll notice for example, that on a rainy day there are much less pins showing on the map than on a sunny day, since people will generally tend to go out when the weather is nice.  Also, the information that you see in the comments is usually something that a person is doing right now rather than something they did in the past, since they seem to be constently updating there situation in the social networking area to display to there friends what they are up to at the precise moment, posibly to let them know something that was previously communicated like I'm going shopping, then to the movies and then I'll meet you someplace for lunch.  Then there friends can check on there status or display were they are going to coagulate for lunch.  Of course nobody really knows what the tool is used for exactly, so when you you tell your friends about it, you may want to ask them what your "click" could use it for rather than it's indended purpose, which is to share how entertaining a paticular location is at the moment.

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