Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has released a new app called Tossup, a social polling app that lets you ask your friends if they prefer to go to the movies or watch sports, eat pizza or hamburgers. The tech giant’s latest mobile app is available on the iOS and Android.
Make Plans With Your Friends Using Tossup
“Where do you want to go for dinner tonight?” “Should we go to the movies on Saturday?” “Want to go the gym tomorrow morning?” These are just some of the questions you ask your friends on a regular basis.
Tossup is a very simple app to use: you invite friends through email, text or Facebook to vote on options for places to go, things to see, and food to eat. Each poll can have elementary yes or no questions or the survey participant can input personalized suggestions. The selections are visually shown.
To debate or discuss further details, there is a chat interface for comments.
In order to gain your friends’ suggestions, they are asked to click on a link, which takes them directly to the poll question. If they don’t have the app then they are asked to install it to take part in the survey.
The free cross-platform app maintains a variety of features. One of them, for instance, includes the app looking up ratings and reviews from Yelp for those who insert suggestions. Another function is friends select a time and date on a calendar that is integrated in the app.
Tossup is meant to simplify the event planning process. It will also compete with other social polling apps, including Cinch, Polar and Rudder. There are numerous apps like these available for download.
Whether you want to garner the opinions of your friends, decide what to do with colleagues or where to eat with your family members, Tossup is just one of the latest mobile apps to help you accomplish this.
One of Many Microsoft Garage Creations
This comes from the minds at Microsoft Garage, a program that permits teams of employees to transform ideas into real-world projects. In the past year, many apps have been released, such as a mobile keyboard for Excel users, an app to discover what people are talking about in nearby vicinities and Android lockscreens.
Microsoft, which has been rumored to purchase Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), isn’t betting the farm on these projects. Instead, it’s just looking to see what the marketplace thinks of these apps and will then determine which ones are the most successful and which ones aren’t worth the effort to continue with.
Unfortunately, similar to other Garage developments, there has yet to be a Windows Phone version of Tossup.