We roll out updates to Couchsurfing’s services on a regular basis – here are some of new features you might have noticed recently:
- Event Notifications by Email: Notifications about Couchsurfers looking for hosts, planning events and having discussions near you. Since we started sending notifications earlier this month, we’ve seen event RSVPs increase around the world.
- Android App/”Travelers Near You”: The Android App now includes a “travelers near you” feature – try it here.
- Featured Event Request: Organizers can request that their event be featured from the event page.
- Radius Search: Couchsurfers can search for a host or traveler using a “radius search” filter to expand or contract their geographic search area beyond a city center.
- More Effective Host Rankings: Host search results now better reflect a host’s experience, level of activity and proximity to the geographic area being searched.
- Event Sorting: Now with a glance you can see the most popular events in a city or search for events taking place while you are in town.
- Some members who use Hotmail email accounts experienced delayed delivery of Couchsurfing notifications and emails for part of last month. This is a known issue we’re addressing with Hotmail. We are sorry for the inconvenience!
- We’re expanding the Verification process to include multiple currencies.
- And we welcomed a new front end engineer to the office this week – you’ll start seeing her work across the site.