<aside> <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/81506a00-9530-46b3-9dac-a366ce9120b7/aspen-logo-updated-bg.png" alt="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/secure.notion-static.com/81506a00-9530-46b3-9dac-a366ce9120b7/aspen-logo-updated-bg.png" width="40px" /> Aspen Spaces is the best way to keep in touch with your friends and family. It’s a chat platform with a diverse set of apps and plugins, ranging from super fun games to super useful tools. This summer we’re releasing a new app every week, so follow along here to see the what we’re building!
This week we’ve built another daily game: Geo Genius. Each day you’ll be presented with an image from around the world. Pan around, zoom in, and see if you can find any clues as to where the photo was taken. Then make a guess on the world map! You’ll see how close (or how far off) you were, and how your friends guessed too.
Look for clues in the panorama…
… and try to guess closer than your friends!t
We were inspired by the popularity of Le Word — now one of our most-used apps — and wanted to bring our users another fast and fun daily ritual. We love games like Le Word and Geo Genius because they’re respectful of your time, and give you more reasons to connect with your important people. They’re apps that augment your social life, but don’t try and replace it.
Our users have also asked for us to make non-chat activity in a space (like organizing the calendar) more apparent. Now you’ll see more notices - messages in chat describing actions in other apps, **like **when someone creates a new event on the calendar, or makes a new note, or plays Geo Guesser. Some of these notices are interactive too; when you click on a notice for an event, it opens the calendar and shows the event in detail. We see chat as the glue in a group, and upgraded notices help tie together everything that’s going on in your space.
We’ve also had a productive week making the platform faster and more stable. iOS users should now be able to upload videos more reliably and interactions with space apps should feel snappier thanks to a few performance improvements.
New interactive notices for events!
Many of these new features and fixes will require an app store update that should become available this weekend. Follow along on our Twitter to get the first word on that and next week’s release, when we’re hoping to improve our ability to collect feedback and communicate new updates in Aspen. As always, you can email us (email@example.com) with your ideas and suggestions!