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Quick start for mobile app users

Like the Contact List on your phone, the MFP app is waiting for you to fill it with your favorite places. Here are six quick tips to get you started in the MFP app. More detailed help is available in the FAQ's below.

Tips

1. I want to locate the restaurant I am dining in NOW!

Select the category EAT, then tap ALL EAT PLACES NEARBY.
MFP will filter search results to the food places around you - based on your location.

2. Save the restaurant

Choose the category you would like to save the business to and make any (optional) notes.

3. Share the restaurant with your friends

Tap the share button to choose from Facebook, Twitter, email or our hot tip: in-app sharing to an MFP friend. Tap the MFP globe to export the place details, select the follower name, write a personal message and send. They’ll receive a notification - inside the app! The follower can save the details into their MFP list. For this feature to work, push notifications must be enabled on your iPhone settings.

4. Looking for a place that is further away?

Use this to find and add places not immediately around you. Type the name of the business or place, appending the town of city location: Macy's NYC or Hotel Fasano Rio.

5. Invite a friend about MFP and get them to join the network

Tap the gold hamburger bars. On the sliding menu, select INVITE FRIENDS. Select the method you will send an invitation (mail, text message, Twitter, Facebook). Option to write a personal note and send/post.

6. Connect with an already registered MFP person to your MFP network

Tip: Type in the the person’s first name only and search.

END OF MFP QUICK START (more detailed help below)


FAQ's

What is My Fave Places?

My Fave Places™ (MFP) is a digital service that allows you to discover, save and share places around the globe. You can keep places private or share within a trusted network. With the app,  save and organize favorite places as you discover them.

Bookmark MyFavePlaces.com, follow @myfaveplaces on social media or get the newsletter and keep up to date for recommended places to go.

What does the app do?

Using geolocation, you can save places around you and add places that you plan to visit. All into an A-Z list in easy categories. It works globally, so you can plan and have a handy itinerary ready to go when you arrive. Use the maps to guide you there or check out your friends places for ideas.

How can I save a place in the app?

There are four ways:

1) If you are in an establishment you like such as shop, cafe, restaurant etc, open up the related category, e.g., DRINK and tap on the ALL DRINK PLACES NEARBY button at bottom. If the business has registered with Google, the MFP app will automatically find the first 20 businesses around your location that are related to DRINK. Look for the business name you wish to save in the list of results. Pull the screen down to receive more results. Once you locate the place name, tap it to open the place details. To save the selection, select the Organize icon on the bottom left of the page and confirm the CATEGORY you wish to save it to: 

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  • Tip, pull down screen to refresh the entries, particularly if you have moved location.  

2) Use MFP SEARCH (tap gold Index bars icon in the upper left corner to access). Type in the place name plus city or town;

3) Follow someone (under MY FAVE PEOPLE) and check out their FAVORITES. If you see something you like. Save it; 

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4) Have one of the FAVE PEOPLE you are connected with, share a place with you. To send a place to a follower, tap share icon (tip it's in the details of a place, below GET DIRECTIONS. Look for globe icon under SHARE with friends (it's the fourth on the right). Tap icon, choose person and voilà its sent. They will receive a notification they the have been sent a place. 

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Can't see places or need to enable Location Services on my mobile device?

IMPORTANT in order to successfully find and save places for you, the MFP app needs to know your location. When installing, MFP requires GPS location services to be enabled (on) in order to display places and activity around you. Access to your location is available only when this app or one of its features is visible on the screen.  It's completely private and secure. If you said no to location access at time of installing the app, please turn it on in your phone settings. 

  1. In your iPhone, go to the phone SETTINGS application
  2. Scroll down till you see MFP app;
  3. Inside MFP settings tap LOCATION and select 'WHILE USING THE APP'. This will now enable to app to work;
  4. You can return to MFP!
 

Push Notifications & News

IMPORTANT: in order to receive notifications such as sharing a recommended place from your followers, you need to have these enabled in your iPhone's SETTINGS application (see above image for where to find it). In the iPhones SETTINGS app (look for the cog wheel icon on your phone), scroll down through the list of apps until you see MFP, then you can adjust the toggles to be on (green) allowing notifications.

The Notification area contains the following messages:

  1. When someone start to follow you or you begin to follow a MFP user;
  2. When a person shares a place with you.
Go to your iPhone Settings app, tap to open Settings, scroll down till you see MFP, tap Notifications, move switches to allow green (on).

Go to your iPhone Settings app, tap to open Settings, scroll down till you see MFP, tap Notifications, move switches to allow green (on).

You can tap on the message to see more information about the person or place.

You can delete a Notification by gently swiping from right to left on the row you wish to delete. A red trash bin will appear. To see a demonstration tap on the information icon (i) at the top right of the screen.

The News area contains the following messages:

  1. Broadcast news from My Fave Places.


Can I create new place or edit a place details?

No. You are presently unable to manually create your own entries or edit the details of a place. You are able to create and edit your own notes on a saved place. 

How can I share a place?

Select the SHARE icon on the bottom right of the selection's profile page. You then have the option to share on Facebook, Twitter, email the selection through a linked account or share with someone in the MFP app network. 

The My Fave Places app to app share gives users the ability to share & import places to directly,  privately to person you follow/are following within the My Fave Places app network. 

To share places app to app, look up a place (either one you have saved or searched for it); on the details of that place look for the round share icon (under Get Directions); tap share and you will see on next screen 4 options for sharing. App to app is the globe icon (4th on the right). Tap it and look up your recipients name and a message will confirm you wish to send the place to that recipient. 

You can send an individual places to connected MFP user one at at a time.

How do I search and follow people?

There are 2 ways to find people to follow.

Look up through MFP SEARCH

  1. Click on PERSON tab;
  2. Type in first and/or last name of the person you are searching for. If they have registered, they should appear in the search results;
  3. Tap the name, tap FOLLOW;
  4. The person will receive a notification that you are now following them.
  5. Their name will now appear in the MY FAVE PEOPLE screen under the FOLLOWING tab.

Look up through MY FAVE PEOPLE

  1. Tap the + symbol on top right of screen.
  2. Type in first and/or last name of the person you are searching for. If they have registered, they should appear in the search results.
  3. Tap the name, tap FOLLOW
  4. The person will receive a notification that you are now following them.
  5. Their name will now appear in the MY FAVE PEOPLE screen under the FOLLOWING tab.

Can't find them?

They may registered with a variation of their name e.g. shortening of the name; or they may not have registered yet! See below.

Tell a friend

My Fave Places is great for maintaining your own lists. It is even more fun and convenient when you share places and experiences with people; or have people follow you. To get your contacts using MFP:

  • Go to SETTINGS, then TELL A FRIEND.

You have the option to send them an SMS, email or post to Twitter or Facebook direct link to the MFP download page in the Apple App store.

 

Can I block a person following me?

  1. Yes. Go to MY FAVE PEOPLE
  2. Locate the person you wish to block. Tap BLOCK.

To unblock a person

  1. Go to SETTINGS
  2. Go to BLOCKED USERS
  3. Locate blocked person, tap UNBLOCK

 

Can I hide my user profile from public view to protect my privacy?

My Fave Places people, lists and notes are intended for public consumption and works best when real people share and trust each other’s recommendations. However we think it’s important to keep your personal account information private. You can create a personalized user name that is displayed and we do not reveal your email or phone number. You can also keep as many or as few of your favorite places private from others. We have steps on how to do that in this section.

Are my places private?

Your categories of favorite places are by default public to your followers unless you want to make them private. To change a category's status, swipe left on the category row in the Home screen and select the gold prompt, MAKE IT PRIVATE.

To undo, you can use the same method and select the gold prompt, MAKE IT PUBLIC.

Hide individual places

To change a places visibility to private, swipe left on the category row in the Home screen and select the gold prompt, MAKE IT PRIVATE.  Look for the (p) to indicate that it is now private from anyone but you.

To undo, you can use the same method and select the gold prompt, MAKE IT PUBLIC.

Hide all places within a category

To bulk change the content of a category's place to private, there are two options.

  • Option 1: swipe left on the category row in the Home screen and select the gold prompt, MAKE IT PRIVATE.
    • To undo, you can use the same method and select the gold prompt, MAKE IT PUBLIC. 
  • Option 2: Go to SETTINGS, select PRIVATE CATEGORIES and toggle to green to make the category private.
    • To undo, you can use the same method and toggle to back to white.

On the categories page, look for the (p) to confirm the category folder contents are private. The folder name will remain visible to followers, but every current listing and future places that you save will no longer be visible to others. It will look empty. You can still see that category and its entries.

Can I have download the app for Android?

We love Android users, but can only support the iPhone version of the My Fave Places app at this time. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to keep abreast of updates on new versions, updated features and more!

Photos
When you add a photo to a PLACE on My Fave Places, that photo is NOT public. We presently don't directly link to Instagram and other photo sharing sites from within the app. We will enable this in future.

If you do take a photo within the MFP application, it will save to your camera roll and you can post directly from there.

Your bio photo is viewable to the public and we recommend having one to allow people to more easily find you, as well as to show your gorgeous and/or handsome self to the world. 

Home city
Your home city is viewable by the public.  You can edit your home city in your Profile. To change location, go to PROFILE, tap edit icon top right of screen, tap inside location box, you can type in e.g. London, Sydney or Los Angeles or more local such as Dearborn, MI. The app will find it and you can select and it will auto save.

Your bio
Your bio is viewable by the public.  Including a short text bio is completely optional. To add, change, or remove your bio, go to your PROFILE and tap edit icon top right of screen. We only show image, your display name, bio and location to the public. Information in the first/last name, gender and email address are NOT published.

Delete a place photo

To delete photo of places in your profile have taken go to Gallery view, swipe left and the DELETE icon will appear. Tap it and you will be asked to confirm you want to delete the photo. Say Yes to delete it, No to keep. You can only delete photos in your profile. Not others.

Can I change Miles to Kilometres?

Yes. Go to Settings and toggle the Distance from Miles to Kms.

Can I import and save a destination address from a MFP web article into the app?

Yes. When reading a MFP through your Apple mobile device and you see text with import or save address, tap the link and the MFP app will open with the place address for you to save and have you ready to go visit you next new fave place. 

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