Tossup Takes the Pain Out of Planning Events

Tossup App

Ever have trouble organizing a get-together with family or friends? If so, there is an app that can help.

Tossup is an app from Microsoft Garage, which is a project lab that lets Microsoft employees work on developments that typically have no relation to their primary function within the company. With the app, users can ask questions to groups of friends who can then vote on the answer or suggest other choices. This helps users make group plans, as they can poll friends to see what restaurant they would like to go to, what time works best for a get-together and more.

It is important to note that the app also provides information for polls, such as restaurant information, from Bing to help respondents make decisions. Plus, to get answers quickly, users can add a countdown clock and save the event to their calendar. In addition to event planning, users can leverage the app to get friends’ opinions on things like fashion or who they think will win the upcoming football game.

“Tossup removes the friction around planning,” said Jennifer Shen, the principal program manager lead whose team built the Tossup app. “It’s really about connecting with people, removing barriers that cause plans to fall through. Our aim is for you to spend more time hanging out with friends rather than coordinating schedules.”

Users can invite friends to participate in their polls over email, SMS or Facebook. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

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