Meeting Guide App
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an app that could help you find 12-step meetings near you, wherever you are? We think so! We have partnered with Meeting Guide to provide this service for you.
The Need for a Global Database
It can be a hassle to find 12-step meetings. First, you have to find the website for your area. If you’re near a border, it might not be clear which area has the closest meetings. Sometimes, the website, app or printed guide you’re looking at is out of date. Or perhaps it’s not even an ‘official’ list.
If you’re traveling, you often have limited time, local knowledge, and transportation options. Once you find the right list, you might find it’s in an unfamiliar format, and grouped by unfamiliar neighborhoods. Where are these places? Which one’s closest? Where am I?
For newcomers lists like this can be daunting when they use unclear terminology, such as meeting codes, that might require prior knowledge of the program.
Sometimes these sites are not formatted for mobile devices, which is important. In San Jose, the local AA website gets twice as many visitors from handheld mobile devices as it does from regular PC browsers.
This project is an attempt to standardize this information so that it’s always readily available on your device, up to date, and clearly and consistently formatted.
How It Works
Meeting information changes constantly. Prior efforts failed because they tried to manage the data themselves, or, failing that, relied on unreliable crowdsourcing.
This system is different. Every night it updates its database by scanning the latest information from compatible official area websites. Currently, this app has information for 21,069 AA meetings.
Download the Meeting Guide App below: