FAQs

What is idearoam?

idearoam is an app for seeking or giving advice, opinions and ideas to and from the people you trust – your friends, acquaintances and social groups.  It makes crowdsourcing your questions a personal experience.

How do I get idearoam?

idearoam is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app is available for phones on iOS and Android operating systems.

How much is the app?

idearoam is completely free!

Why should I download idearoam? Can't I do the same things on other social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest?

You can – but with limitations. There are distinct advantages to using idearoam to seek ideas: first, posts are easily organized, searchable and categorized in a way that makes them easy to find at any time. No more searching for that one post you remember seeing on your Newsfeed. idearoam makes that process both quick and easy, organizing all past roams, likes and comments on a user’s profile. With idearoam, posts can also be integrated with other social networking sites, allowing you to maintain great suggestions in another application and reach a broader network on a post-by-post basis. idearoam hopes to get those unsolicited questions off of crowded Newsfeeds on apps like Facebook and house them as Roams in an app that is best suited to host, track, organize and store the questions and ideas among a network, or herd, that the user can hand pick.

Who should I share idearoam with?

Anyone and everyone. Whether its finding kid friendly recipes to try, asking your trusted friends which dating app you should join, or finally being able to figure out the best gift for your boss this holiday season, idearoam has something to offer everyone. Start by telling your close friends and family, and expand with colleagues and professional networks.

Why should I share idearoam?

The bigger the herd, the better your feedback will be. You'll always have control over who sees what, but a larger audience will have more experiences to share and advice to offer.

What is a roam?

A roam is a post in which one asks for or gives advice or ideas. You can post a roam from the "New Roam" button. Your feed will share all of your friends' roams.

How does privacy work?

Every user has the ability to select whether they want to be a public or private user, which can be set on the "Me" tab, under your profile. If you choose a public profile, anyone can see your roams and profile. If you choose a private profile, only the followers that you approve can view your content.

What do I see on my feed?

Your feed displays your friends roams' and roams within groups which you follow.

What is a friend?

A friend is someone you follow.

What is a follower?

A follower is someone who follows you.

How do I add friends?

There are a few ways to add friends! 1. Go to my herd and the my friends tab. Click the "Find Others" button to find friends through your contacts, Facebook, or to invite friends via email. 2. If you click on a user via their comment on a roam, you are brought to their profile and can follow them right there. 3.If you click on a friend's profile to see their friends, you can add people from their friend list.

What is "My Herd"?

"My Herd" is made up of your people – the people you trust for ideas and want to interact with on the site. This can be your friends from Facebook, Instagram, or other social networks, new people you meet on idearoam, or groups you create or join.

How do I invite friends to join idearoam?

To add friends, go to "My Herd" and the "My Friends" tab. Click the "Find Others" button and invite friends via email.

How do I report a user as inappropriate?

You can report a user as inappropriate by clicking the drop down arrow next to the user's name on their profile or by clicking the drop down arrow next to any of their roams.

How do I block a user?

To block a user, go to the user’s profile, click the drop down arrow below the user’s name and click block user. The blocked user will not be able to access your profile and vice versa.

What is the difference between reporting a user and blocking a user?

Reporting a user sends a message to the idearoam administrator indicating that you feel that the user is being inappropriate within the app. The administrator will review the report and take appropriate action on reported users, if applicable. Blocking a user removes the user as your follower and blocks the user from accessing your profile and all associated content. If you follow the blocked user, you will also not be able to access their profile and their content.

What other social media channels can I roam to?

You can share roams on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn.

How does idearoam work with other social networks?

Every roam posted by a user can be integrated with other social networking sites, so long as the user grants the appropriate permissions to the other sites. For example, a user can post a roam on idearoam and share it simultaneously on other social media sites to reach a broader network. If a user comes across someone else’s roam that they are interested in or want to view at a later date, they can either like it – storing the post in their dashboard- or they can pin it to Pinterest for future use.

Can't I do the same things on other social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest?

You can – but with limitations. There are distinct advantages to using idearoam to seek ideas: first, posts are easily organized, searchable and categorized in a way that makes them easy to find at any time. No more searching for that one post you remember seeing on your Newsfeed. idearoam makes that process both quick and easy, organizing all past roams, likes and comments on a user’s profile. With idearoam, posts can also be integrated with other social networking sites, allowing you to maintain great suggestions in another application and reach a broader network on a post-by-post basis. idearoam hopes to get those unsolicited questions off of crowded newsfeeds on apps like Facebook and house them as roams in an app that is best suited to host, track, organize and store the questions and ideas among a network, or herd, that the user can hand pick.

What are my roam limitations?

You can upload up to 3 pictures with a roam, and the character limit is 800 characters.

What are my comment limitations?

You can upload one picture with a comment, and the character limit is 800 characters per comment.

How do I edit/delete my roam or comment?

Click the drop down arrow next to your roam or comment and you will see the options to edit or delete.

Can I delete other users' comments?

Yes, you can delete any comment on a roam that you posted. To do so, click the drop down arrow next to the comment, click delete comment and the delete button.

How do I report a roam inappropriate?

Click on the drop down arrow next to the roam and click "Report Inappropriate". Select the reason why the roam is inappropriate and then your report will be sent to the administrator to review.

How do I join a group?

To join a group, go to the "My Herd" button on the action bar. Click the "My Groups" tab and all groups will be listed. Under the group you want to join, either click on the "Join Group" (public groups) or "Request To Join" (private groups).

Can I create a group?

Yes! Anyone can create a group. To create a group, go to the "My Herd" button on the action bar and click the "My Groups" tab. Next, click the "Create a group" button and fill in group name, group description, profile picture and privacy option. Once the group details are complete, click done. Keep in mind if you elect to make the group private, you will have to approve or deny each individual request to join.

How do I post a roam to a group?

Access the group by going to the "My Herd" button on the action bar and click the "My Groups" tab. Find and select the group that you want to post in and select "New Roam". Complete the fields and then click the "Roam It!" button.

Can I invite friends to a group?

Yes! Access the group by going to the "My Herd" button on the action bar and click the "My Groups" tab. From the group page, click "Invite Friends" and then click the "Invite" button under your friends' names. You can invite people who are not already in the app through the contacts or invite tab. By doing so, the recipient will receive an email.

What is a group administrator?

A group administrator is the user who created a group. A group administrator can edit the group information and block group members. If a group is private, the administrator has the ability to approve or deny membership to users.

How do I block someone from a group?

If you are a group administrator, you can block someone from a group. To do so, go to the group page and click the group name. Next to each group member, there is a drop down arrow. Click on the arrow, click block from group and click OK on the pop up message.

How do I unblock someone from a group?

If you are a group administrator, you can unblock someone from a group. To do so, go to the group page and click the group name. Scroll to the bottom of the members list and find the blocked members section. Next to the blocked user's name, click the drop down arrow and click unblock from group.

When would I use a private group vs a public group?

Private groups are a way for you to interact with a specific part of your Herd. The posts cannot be seen or searched by anyone outside of the group, and administrators must approve anyone who requests to join the group. Whether it’s a select neighborhood mom’s group or your family planning a vacation, private groups provide a great way to share and track ideas privately. On the other hand, anyone can join a public group. An example of a public group might be 'Moms of Preschoolers', where you may join to see ideas from similar, like-minded preschool moms all over the world.

What are categories?

When a user posts a roam, they are required to select the appropriate category that the roam falls under. If this roam is public, all idearoam users will be able to view the roam under the category selected when the roam was created. The category options are Food and Dining; Sports and Fitness; Travel and Entertainment; Children; Home and Garden; Fashion and Beauty; Health; Services; Event Planning; Pets; Vehicles; Careers; Technology and Electronics; Music; Business; Others. Categories provide a great way to find new people to follow and allow you to browse specific topics.

What is my profile?

Your profile can be accessed through the "Me" button on the action bar. This is where you can edit your profile including your privacy settings, picture and contact information. This is the one area in the app where all your activity is stored, easily searchable and retrievable. You can access all of your roams, your notifications, roams that you have commented on, and roams that you have liked.

What is a public profile vs a private profile?

Selecting a public profile means that the Roams you publish can be seen or searched by all idearoam users. This also allows users to follow you without you confirming their request, which enables you to grow your herd more quickly, expanding the number of people that may answer your roam. A private profile means that you must approve other users’ requests to follow you. Your roams will be limited to your approved Herd, enabling you to maintain a smaller, more intimate experience.

How do I know if my profile is private or public?

Go to your profile, which can be found under the "Me" button on the action bar. At the top of your profile, under your name, click the orange "Edit Profile" button. In the public account field, if the button is on and orange, then your account is public.

How do I make my profile private?

Go to your profile, which can be found under the "Me" button on the action bar. At the top of your profile, under your name, click the orange "Edit Profile" button. Click the button in the public account field to off.

How do I access roams I have liked?

Go to your profile through the "Me" button on the action bar, then click the "Likes" button. All roams you have liked will be displayed in will be displayed in a chronological list and are completely searchable. To access the roam details, click the roam title.

How do I access roams I have commented on?

Go to your profile through the "Me" button on the action bar, then click the "Comments" button. All roams you have commented on will be displayed in will be displayed in a chronological list and are completely searchable. To get to the roam details, click the roam title.

How do I access all of my roams?

Go to your profile through the "Me" button on the action bar. All of the roams you have posted are listed on your profile in chronological order and are completely searchable.