Whether you're planning a wedding or just want to get a bunch of friends together for an Oscar-watching party, there are a lot of online ways to invite people to events and then get their RSVPs electronically. Some people use Venmo so they can get cash payments for buying tickets, others use Facebook Events so they can link into all of their Facebook friends. Even more use services like Eventbrite and Paperless Post. Funnster brings social event planning online and to iOS to streamline the process and make it really easy to get your friends to drop by.
The free app starts with a list of event types, everything from bachelor/bachelorette parties and potluck dinners to house parties and ski trips. Of course, the app provides RSVP lists and invitations, but adds event details and directions to the location. Want to chat with your guests to make sure they're not bringing that horrible three-bean salad? You can do it in Funnster without jumping to another app. Funnster integrates with Calendar so you're able to see your social calendar at a glance.
Even better, you no longer have to foot the tab for your get-togethers. You can ask guests to bring things and there's an inventory checklist so that items like those red Solo cups, beer, guacamole, beer, fruit platters or beer show up at the party in the proper quantities. It's also possible to share expenses; if you're hiring a caterer or food truck for your party, you can have friends send money directly from their bank account or credit card.
The app is easy to use, but your guests don't need to have an iOS device to take advantage; Funnster is also available online at Funnster.com. Invite me to your party, and I'll be sure to bring the beer!