It’s amazing how today, even with Internet and countless options of communication with your friends, it’s still a pain in the back to organize a group event. It’s fine if there are only several of you, but what if the number is 10, 50, 100? The situation gets quite complicated.
Tools like Google Calendar or Doodle may be helpful, however, the chances are that people aren’t used to them like you are. Actually, if there is a non-geeky person in that group, they will have a lot of trouble with Google Calendar, so you’ll have to think of something.
ChillWith.Me is a free iOS application aiming to make organization of events and hangouts much easier. It will allow you to collaborate with your friends so you could suggest, vote and lock down the details of your planned activity. Started by a married couple in Australia, Alison Tan and Jimmy Lee, ChillWith.Me wants to help you in catching up with the world.
The couple elaborates on why they have created ChillWith.Me:
We created this App because every time we tried to organise hangouts in ‘natural progression’ with our family and friends it would end up being a long email trail or hundreds of calls or text messages and important information would seem to get lost.
Hopefuly, the app will get some users and this is how it’s planning to help them:
- One page organisation: All the important hang out information on one page;
- Voting: Capture the preferences of your friends by voting;
- Photos and Venue information, powered by Foursquare;
- Facebook Integration: Invite your facebook friends privately via ChillWith.Me
Drinks on a Friday Night?
Integration with Facebook might be the key to the success for ChillWith.Me – everyone, and I mean everyone, even their grandmother is using Facebook today, daily, constantly, on their desktop and mobile devices. No more chatting up, sending messages and checking who said what and when, simply plan out an event with ChillWith.Me and invite friends to it via Facebook Connect.
Of course, your friends will be able to pick a day or a place they prefer more and a voting system will come in handy for making decisions. Messaging is also supported, as well as maps, calendar notices etc.
A Nice Business Plan
Let’s say you’re heading out with your friends and you can’t decide where you’ll go tonight: to a place where you can get some great beers or to a place where you know they serve extraordinary coffee? Here’s where ChillWith.Me and its business plan enters and suggests that beer place because they’re having a happy hour or some other sort of promotion.