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
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.
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?
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:Thanks Matt!
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.
- center star
- barn star
- sawtooth star
For the curious, I keep a changelog