OK, so /whereis #everybody? keeps track of user-submitted locations. But what’s a location?
The app doesn’t care, and also does not impose some interpretation of location upon its usage. You can use locations as you’d like them to use.
Additionally, locations aren’t limited to some set of ‘approved’ strings. The free-format nature of the location strings provides maximum flexibility to tailor the app’s usage to your organization’s needs.
So, a location can thus refer to a variety of things. They can be
New York City,
Lab 3, room 4.2,
Stata Center, 2nd floor,
Locations may contain spaces and commas. This could be used
to further detail or specify a location. Examples are locations as
Amsterdam, The Netherlands or
Searching for locations can be done with partial searches. For example,
co-workers can be retieved via
/whoisat Rochester or
Multiple locations can be stored by submitting semicolon-separated strings, such as in:
/iamat ACME; Beta Industries
/iamat San Diego; Oceanside
/iamat Sales; Works Council
Each of these will store two separate locations, all starting to be active from today. More than two locations is possible as well.