Mobile App – Getting Started

Posted: March 29, 2016 In: Popular


This LocalHop mobile app guide will walk you through the following:

  • Creating an account
  • Logging in with Facebook
  • Adding Hopspots
  • Following specific organizations
  • Using the “nearby me” feature

Create your LocalHop account

The LocalHop app will give you the option to skip the setup process of creating Hopspots, and selecting categories. If you choose to skip these steps you can still add them later once logged in. Creating an account is free and will allow you to save your Hopspots (communities of interest), follow organizations, and favorite events. Type in your first name, last name, email address, and create a password to get started.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook credentials as verification. Once logged in, be sure to go to your account settings and turn on “Connect to Facebook: Allow login through your Facebook account” button.


Hopspot (definition) – A Hopspot is an area, community, or several communities of interest that you define for which you would like to see events.

You can begin adding your Hopspotsby going to the drop-down at the top of the page and selecting “Add New Hopspot.” (note: you can also access the “Nearby Me” function under this icon)

Begin by naming your Hopspot. If you want to see the events in the cities around where you live, you may consider naming your first Hopspot “Home” or “Close to Home.” Type in the city or the zip code of the first community you would like to add to your Hopspot and a dropdown list will appear of all the closest cities. Then add additional communities and cities that interest you. Selected communities will show up in blue text with a checkmark. Once you are finished, click on “Done” and “Save.”

Your Hopspots can be edited at any time. Create additional Hopspots and easily go between them with a quick swipe left or right on your phone.

The series of dots on the bottom of the screen indicate multiple organizations are being followed or there are multiple Hopspots (depending on the tab you are in).

Note: The Hopspot feature is only available in the LocalHop app. Search for events by community via the community pages on the LocalHop website.


View the organizations you are following and search for others.

Click on the “organizations” tab on the home screen to start searching for organizations to follow. Just like your Hopspots, you will then be able to swipe between screens to view your favorited organizations and their upcoming events.

As you discover new events you can keep track of them by doing one of the following in the event options tab:

  • Share – Easily share the event with friends and family
  • Add to Calendar – Add to native phone calendar with one click
  • Call Organization – Quickly reach out to organizations with a phone call
  • Add to Favorites – Favorite the event and view it any time by selecting the heart icon in the top right corner of the app
  • Register – Quickly register and pay for the event 

Nearby Me

The “Nearby Me” feature will show all of the events within 5 miles of your current location. You can find the “Nearby Me” function under the Hotspots tab.

You will know you are on the “Nearby Me” page when you see the green arrow lit up on the bottom of the phone.

Note: The “Nearby Me” function does not take into account your category filter settings, be sure to read the event descriptions to see event tags.

Event Detail Page

The event detail page provides an event description, categories, date, time, city, hosting organization, and the event venue. Other options on the page include:

  •  Google Maps directions
  • Add to calendar
  • Favorite the event
  • Follow the organization
  • Call the organization
  • Register for the event
  • Share the event with family and friends
  • A link to additional event information or external registration site

Main Menu

Home – The home icon will bring you back to the “Nearby Me” default homepage

Categories – Select categories to filter out events that are not of interest

My Account – Change account name, email, or password. Change notification settings, report a problem and log out of the application. Edit categories, Hopspot, and organizations.