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About Streetbrew

What is Streetbrew?
With Streetbrew you can take part in location-based micro-blogging. Use your phone to create and check-in to virtual walls. Each wall is a pinboard attached to a location, where users can share a variety of information. Streetbrew lets you forward your location-tagged thoughts to Facebook and Twitter so your friends can see where you're hanging out and what you're up to. Browse uploaded photos, rate others' contributions, and join in conversations. Find or post promotions and events near your location.
Best of all, make money while you do it. Like the sound of that? It's easy: When a business upgrades a wall on Streetbrew, we give a reward to the referrer, or whoever created the wall to begin with.
So what are you waiting for? Hit the streets and start brewing.
What can Streetbrew do for me?
Streetbrew helps you find information, thoughts and all sorts of chatter from people like you, wherever you go. Post your own tips and musings while you discover what's going on nearby. Keep track of your friends and find events happening in your neighborhood.
Get exactly what you're looking for by using Streetbrew's built-in search features, including a variety of helpful filters. Information is viewable both online and on your mobile device.
Finally, get paid for bringing businesses onboard. (See below.)
What is the reward for referrers and wall creators?
Referrers When you visit a business, tell your server, checker, cashier, etc. that you found them on Streetbrew and encourage them to upgrade their wall. Give them your username! If the business claims its wall and lists you as the referrer, you're rewarded 5% of the proceeds.
Wall creators Use your phone to create walls at all of your favorite places. When a business claims a wall you created, you're automatically rewarded 5% of the proceeds. It's that easy.
How do I get paid for referrals?
View your Referral Statistics on your profile page. When you reach the $25.00 threshold, you can request that a payment be made to your Paypal e-mail address.
Will Streetbrew work with my computer and browser?
The Streetbrew website will work with any new computer and browser. However, we do have some specific performance notes:
Web Browsers Streetbrew works best in Internet Explorer 7 or newer, Firefox 3, Opera 9 or newer, Safari 3, and the latest versions of Chrome. Streetbrew does NOT support Internet Explorer 6.
Computer and Internet Connection Streetbrew is an inherently interactive and highly dynamic service. While we seek optimal performance in every facet, our web-based street map often features hundreds of walls. Using a very large map surface on some slower machines can result in less than ideal performance. To speed up maps and searches, you can shrink your browser window to decrease the size of the map surface or zoom in to view a more limited search area.
Will Streetbrew work on mobile devices?
Yes, Streetbrew is designed to work with Apple iPhone and iTouch, numerous BlackBerry devices, as well as Palm Pre (Plus) and Pixi (Plus). Applications for Android devices and HTML5-enabled mobile browsers are currently in development.
Can I contact Streetbrew.com (GeoMonkey, Inc.) with comments, questions, or suggestions?
You will find a Contact us link at the bottom of most pages on the website. Simply fill out the form on our contact page and submit it. Our helpdesk will reply to your message personally, typically within one business day.

Getting Started

How do I create an account?
From the web Visit our website at Streetbrew.com or go directly to our signup page.
From your phone Download and launch the Streetbrew application for your supported mobile device. From the application's account screen, tap the signup button.
How much does it cost to sign up?
Use of Streetbrew is free for everyone. We even give a reward for referrals if you help upgrade local businesses.
What other account types are available?
A business can upgrade its presence on a virtual wall for a small monthly fee. Contact us to receive a publisher account if you want to embed the Streetbrew service and receive a reward on every wall that is upgraded through your site. As a publisher, you have the ability to decide precisely which walls show up on your website.
How do I add Streetbrew to my website?
For details on how to embed the Streetbrew street map, visit our technical documentation page. If you need additional help, please contact us.
How do I change my profile settings?
Access your profile online by clicking on your avatar (photo) or your username in the top-right corner of the website. Once at your profile, you can update your personal information, add friends, change your avatar, and manage your account using the Settings menu on the right.
How do I cancel my account?
If you wish to close your Streetbrew account, please contact us. Include your username and the reason you wish to cancel your account. We will do our best to respond to your request within two business days.

Mobile

Why go mobile?
Our mobile applications allow you to access reviews, information, and latest promotions at all of your favorite places. Discover nearby hotspots without having to be at a computer. Rant, rave and review right from your mobile phone while staying connected with you friends from Facebook and Twitter.
What phones does Streetbrew work with?
We currently support iPhone, numerous BlackBerry devices, as well as Palm Pre (Plus) and Pixi (Plus). Applications for Android devices and HTML5-enabled mobile browsers are currently in development.
How do I get Streetbrew on my mobile device?
Visit the iPhone App Store, BlackBerry App World, or Palm App Catalog. When our Android and HTML5 applications are ready, they will be made available through the Android Market and on our website.

Walls

What is a wall?
A wall is a place where you can join in a virtual conversation, e.g. a coffee shop, a restaurant, or your favorite bar. A wall can host photos, events, promotions and more.
How do I add a wall?
Use your mobile device to select a location, either by using its built-in GPS or by selecting the location on a map. Give the wall a name, and that's it! Once the wall has been created, you can start posting to it.
How do I view a wall?
From the web Visit the Streetbrew street map and find your city. Click on any wall marker on the map to view it.
From your phone Your mobile device lists walls in your vicinity or near your search location. Tap on a wall from the list or a wall marker from the application's street map to view it.
How do I modify a wall?
Only the owner of an upgraded wall can modify its information or adjust its position. However, anyone can post or upload photos to a wall. In general, walls reposition themselves dynamically based on where people tend to check-in and post to them.
My wall isn't showing up. What's wrong?
The wall might have been created using the wrong location or an old location. Double-check your device's GPS age and accuracy. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact us.

Posts

What is a post?
A post is someone's contribution to a wall's ongoing virtual conversation. You can rant, rave and review from your mobile phone by adding photos and text comments to get your point across.
How do I add a post?
From the web Streetbrew requires that you be at a wall's physical location to post to it, so you cannot add new posts to walls from the web. However, you may reply to a post from anywhere by viewing the post in question.
From your phone Use your mobile device to view a wall. From the wall screen, tap the button to add a post. Note that you must be at the wall's physical location, or must have recently checked-in from the wall's physical location. Check-in privileges persist for 12 hours.
How do I view a post?
From the web While viewing a wall, click on the Posts tab to find recent posts. Click on a post to view it.
From your phone Use your mobile device to view a wall. The wall screen displays a list of recent posts. Tap on a post to view it.
How do I edit a post?
At present, posts cannot be edited or removed by users. If you find a post to be abusive in some way, please report it by contacting us, or by using the Streetbrew Report button on your phone.
My post isn't showing up. What's wrong?
Posts should show up immediately on their wall. If you are experiencing trouble finding or viewing your posts, please contact us.

Events

What is an event?
An event is something to do, see or participate in. Events are attached to Streetbrew walls which allow you to indicate your attendance, post your thoughts, and upload photos. Walls with active events are indicated by an icon:
How do I add an event?
Only the owner of an upgraded wall or a designated publisher can add events. Events are added from Streetbrew's web interface. View a wall on the street map to add events to it.
How do I view an event?
From the web While viewing a wall, click on the Events tab to find current or upcoming events. Click on an event to view it.
From your phone Use your mobile device to view a wall. The wall screen displays a list of current and upcoming events. Tap on an event to view it.

Promotions

What are promotions?
Promotions are specials, discounts, coupons, or other helpful media (e.g. menus or business cards) attached to an upgraded wall by the business/owner.
How do I add a promotion?
Only the owner of an upgraded wall can add promotions to it. Promotions are added from Streetbrew's web interface. View a wall on the street map and click the Edit information link to add promotions to it.
How do I view a promotion?
From the web While viewing a wall, click on the Promotions tab to find the wall's current promotions. Click on a promotion to view it.
From your phone Use your mobile device to view a wall. The wall screen displays a list of current promotions. Tap on a promotion to view it.

Facebook & Twitter

Is Streetbrew on Facebook or Twitter?
Streetbrew lets users sign up, log in, and/or link their accounts with both Facebook and Twiter, either from the web or from your mobile device. Your posts to a wall can be forwarded to your Facebook and Twitter account. Users can search for Streetbrew activity by their Facebook friends.
What is the Facebook App?
Streetbrew is a platform for sharing where you go and the experiences you have with your friends and the world at large. With Streetbrew's Facebook application, you can see what your friends have been up to, explore your community, and check out the latest promotions and offerings from local businesses and establishments.

For Businesses

Where can I learn more about Streetbrew for my business?