Microsoft has clearly understood the app ecosystem, in fact, the company charted its comeback with Satya Nadella at the helm by diversifying their product portfolio.
For the first time, Microsoft started publishing apps that were platform agnostic. Strangely enough, Microsoft has often found to be venting out step-motherly treatment to its own Windows Mobile platform. Earlier this year Microsoft announced a social planning app called Who’s In for iMessage.
While Microsoft is not exactly a name that one would associate with social media, the company has had quite an experience with networking tools like Yammer and the recently acquired LinkedIn.
Originally the Who’s In app started out as an iMessage app and now Microsoft has launched a new standalone app for iOS.
Who’s in is aimed at helping friends organize an outing by searching stuff from the Bing and eventually scheduling an event. One could also add Bing cards along with the location of the meetup and perhaps the itinerary as well.
That being said the app has been pretty sloppy and the users have been remarking about bugs and glitches. The app is suitable for planning events like movie dates, dinners and visits nearby locations.
I remember using the app within iMessage and it was pretty intuitive with timely prompts. Sharing location and other details were also straightforward.
Check out all the things you can do with the Microsoft Who’s In:
- Eat and Drink: Find restaurants options that your friends will love – you can search by cuisine, location, or price. The flexibility of Bing search at your fingertips.
- Watch a Movie: Find movie options with ratings and review details. The movie cards even link to showtime information.
- Attend an Event: Find upcoming concerts, football or baseball games. Why not see if some friends can join?
- Create Your Own: Need help to schedule an event you’re hosting? Use Create Your Own to make planning your next get together with friends easier.
The Who’s In app can be downloaded from here. Do let us know if you find the app any good in the comments section below.
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