Hi! This is an art project which uses your location. PitchPosts are conversations that you can view based entirely on where you are. When you press 'Allow using my location', your browser will ask for your permission, and then we will be able to show you nearby PitchPosts. (note: We do not record your location)


What is this?

PitchPosts are conversations with strangers or friends at a specific location. Sometimes that location is very small (think the 10 meter radius of a bus stop), sometimes larger (up to 1km radius). Read the about page for more.

Who can create a PitchPost?

Anyone! Create a PitchPost now (you'll need to be registered).

Do I really need a QR code?

Not at all. But a QR code is an easy way to create a 'shortcut' into the app. You may also find PitchPosts using the map. Need QR Code stickers? contact us.

How do I get a QR code template

Go here!

Can anyone read a PitchPost?

Anyone can see the original post, but you have to be within a PitchPost's 'viewing radius' in order to read the comments. Note: Once you have entered a PitchPost's viewing radius, the comments will be viewable to you for 24 hours. After that it will lock again until you return to the viewing radius.

Who maintains a PitchPost?

The creator of a PitchPost may remove comments or edit the post, even when not in the 'viewing radius'.

How do I save Pi7.ch to my smartphone homescreen like an app

iOS: Click your web browser's 'share' button. Choose 'Add to Home Screen'.
Android: Click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Choose 'Add to Home Screen'.

Are you an enormous company that just wants to steal our data?

My name is Ben Parzybok - here's info about me. & here is information on privacy.

I still don't understand what a PitchPost is

Have a look at the examples page or read the about page.

How do I get a QR Code sticker?

Please contact me, or make your own.

Can I use this to...

The answer is likely yes. However this is a non-commercial project. This is the wrong venue for marketing/selling, and I reserve the right to remove a post that feels scammy. Sorry!

Why does PitchPost keep asking for my location?

If I could make it ask only one time, I would, however this is a limitation of web browser-based applications. Registered members will receive an update when we have an iOS or Android app.


I would love to hear them

Like PitchPost?

Buy me a coffee?

What's with the domain?

At first, I was fascinated with stenciling QR Codes (here's our stencil). QR Codes become increasingly complex with each letter, so I looked for the shortest domain I could find. .ch is a Swiss domain TLD (top level domain). I had wanted to name it Talking Post, but I liked the ambiguity of pitch, which could refer:

  • The steepness of a slope
  • To set up and fix in a definite position (to pitch a tent)
  • The delivery of a baseball to a batter
  • The blood of a tree, if you'll allow my poetics
  • The degree of highness or lowness of a tone
  • A speech one gives to convince someone of something
  • The level of something's intensity
  • To lend your assistance to a task or cause (pitch in)

Who made your logo?

pitchpost logo

The fantastic Matt Moore of m8re.com, who also helped me beta-test. Here's what he had to say about making it:

The logo is based on American folk art motif known by several names:
  • center star
  • barn star
  • sawtooth star
You see this form often in quilting. I think this form serves as a very relevant metaphor for the story we want to tell. For one it is a star. Stars are traditionally used as markers for reference. They can tell you where you are or guide you to other places. I like how this particular star has a folk tradition and the fact that it was used in quilts has more symbolic meaning for me. Quilting brought people together in a creative way.
Thanks Matt!

For the curious, I keep a changelog

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