Let the waiting list hype begin! Google has launched its Schemer app into the Android Market. Wait — what exactly is Schemer, you ask? A handful of Google employees have worked on a service that looks like a Foursquare and Yelp competitor — though Google hasn’t exactly owned up to the competition aspect just yet.
Google Schemer isn’t exactly what you’re thinking, though. In contrast to services like Foursquare, there are no “checkins” here. Instead, you build lists of things you’ve deemed cool (Google calls them “Schemes”) and wand to add to your list of things to do. After completing items from your Scheme list, you can check them off for your entire network to view. Of course, this is all tied in with Google+, bringing us one step closer to the all-in-one Google experience.
Google has also enlisted the help of some “professional Schemers” to help kick the service into gear. Partnerships have already been developed with brands like Southern Living, Idealist, Geek Dad, Bravo, Zagat and Rolling Stone, and there’s surely more on the way. The service is only available in select areas, as the service is still in beta, but if this catches on like Google hopes it will, other areas will be included in the near future.
Now that you’re caught up on what Schemer actually does, here are the links you will need to get started. First, you’ll want to head over to the Google Schemer page and request an invitation. I’ve already done this, but apparently I’m chopped liver in Google’s eyes — I’m still waiting to get my invite to the Cool Club. Once you’ve gotten your invite, head over to the Android Market and pick up the app by clicking or scanning the link below.
Have you already gotten your invite? What do you think of Google Schemer?