You must create a profile by registering to #hylo. Your profile includes a username, email, your interests and your places.

When you add #tags to your interests, you will get content related to your interests on your feed. You can add and remove #tags from your profile.

When you add @places to your places (e.g. home, work, hobby), you will get content related to your places on your feed. You can add and remove @plaecs from your profile.

Your privacy is important to us, so only your username is visible to other #hylo users. Your username is only visible when you share content.


From #hylo you can see what’s happening in places you are interested in at a glance. By using #hylo you get to know your surroundings better. In #hylo users share ‘geonotes’ on a map for everyone to see. A long press on the map will fetch you the nearest geonotes to the pressed location. By opening a geonote you can comment and rate it.


Adding a geonote

A geonote can be added to the map by selecting the plus-icon in the bottom of the screen. This will open a plus-icon in the middle of the screen where you can place the geonote to the right spot by panning and zooming the map. When the location is just right for you, press the middle plus-icon again. Now you can enter a title and a detailed description of the geonte. You can attach a photo and change the geonote type. You can also set the expiration of the geonote. By adding #tags to the geonote you will help others finding it. @places are added automatically to your geonote, but you can add more if you want. Remember that geonotes are public and visible to all #hylo users.



In #hylo geonotes can be browsed on a map but also on the Feed. The feed can be opened from the bottom right #hylo-menu and pressing the feed-icon. You can filter the feed according to your interests, your places, newest geonotes or your geonotes. You can also view your notifications from the feed. By pressing the location-icon you can view the current feed on the map.

Geonotes can be opened from the feed by pressing them. Touching the small icon on the map will open the map on the geonote and show you nearest geonotes in the area.



You can search geonotes with #tags, @places or by combining them both. Search is opened from the search-icon on the top right corner of the mapview. Write the search query to the search bar and press the search-icon again to begin the search. Geonote clusters with a number in the middle can be opened by zooming in or by pressing the cluster and opening it to the feed.