What is Meeting Guide?
Meeting Guide is a free mobile A.A. meeting finder app for iOS and Android. It gets its data by syncing with area, district, Intergroup/Central Office and International G.S.O. websites.
Meeting Guide was started as a project to help members in Santa Clara
County, CA. It launched in November 2015 with seven connected Intergroup/Central Office websites:
• Santa Clara County, CA
• San Francisco, CA
• East Bay, CA
• Portland, OR
• Philadelphia, PA
• Mesa, AZ
• Elk Grove Village, IL
As of October 16, 2018, 203 sites are connected. The app is now used by more than 100,000 users every month, using it on an average of 5.75 times per month.
Meeting Guide is currently operated by a small 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in California. It is an A.A. service entity staffed by volunteers and only accepts donations from A.A. members. The nonprofit has recently signed a perpetual, free licensing agreement with A.A.W.S. to share its technology and data.
A.A.W.S. is developing a new mobile app that will eventually replace Meeting Guide. At such a point, the 501c3 will be dissolved and all remaining assets will be handed over to A.A.W.S.
A.A.W.S.’s app will likely have a different name and icon, as well as new features. It will show up as a free update for existing users of Meeting Guide.