The issues I had with this app were fixed.
I originally had issues with this app because it wouldn't let you see who had "nominated" you without you giving the app access to your location and contacts. That has been fixed, and now no revealing information (except for your birthday and name) is necessary to see any of that. I'm very pleased that the app developers fixed those issues; it makes the app look far less like a sketchy attempt to get people's information. This app actually looks legitimate, and it is far less invasive now than it used to be. I'm impressed at how well the developers actually listened to the concerns of people who didn't like their app and the way it worked.
Their developer responses to other people with concerns have still been questionable, calling people trolls or accusing them of being from a rival company if they disagree with the way the app runs, but the app itself has improved greatly, and my rating reflects that. I hope the app continues to improve. Just tinkering around with the app a bit, this would be a great app for people who want to plan fun things to do with friends they know offline. The app also fosters a healthy sort of outlook about kids not just spending their lives on their phones or with other technology - but instead being able to use technology to facilitate face-to-face encounters.
My only calendar !!!! 💜💜💜😻😻⚡️⚡️⚡️
Im one of those people who are hard to get on a new app. Maybe it’s because I’m over the age of 25 and we watched the mania of app life integration from the begin, but... I do have to say I got sold on this one. I’ve been off of social media for over a year now feeling overwhelmed by everyone’s energetic shares about things that mainly didn’t really correlate to important in the NOW happenings. Once I cut off IG and FB I felt so much better energetically and emotionally - but I missed having a platform where I could genuinely engage with my friends. What I like about IRL is that it’s only focus is giving you a digital tool to actually make plans that matter IN REAL LIFE. I know every time I’m opening this app, I’m not just mindlessly scrolling through content. I’m actually doing something valuable for myself and friends! So yes, 4 stars for now. I can tell this app is generally built for a younger audience than mine, but sincerely hope this catches on for all age groups.💜💜💜🌈🌈🌈😻😻😻😻
Technology working towards live social interaction
By Cecy K
I really love this app for bringing in new ways to get people together. It has all these wonderful suggestions and challenges for activities to go out and do with friends and family. Once you’re connected through your contacts you are able to select an event such as go for a hike and invite as many people as you would like for whatever date to go hiking with you. Has a wonderful array of choices ranging from date night with your significant other to a wonderful brunch with friends. It also has a great way to keep you connected by letting you anonymously nominate people for badges everyday such as chillest beach jam bringer or the Bear Grills of the group. My only critique is that when you search for people in your contacts, if you search with more than two or three letters it no longer lets you select the person. It must be some kind of bug that I hope will be fixed soon. But other than that I love the idea and action behind this app to get more people out there and connected face-to-face and socially interacting with fun activities instead of just staying home alone on the weekends.
I haven’t had this app for very long but I think it’s Pretty Neat. Not only is it just designed so very cute, but it’s easy to navigate too. I like how you can only compliment others, however when I want to nom a specific friend who’s not listed in the given options from my contacts it won’t work for me? Unless it’s not supposed to then I don’t know why being able to choose someone yourself is an option? Anyways I think this a cool concept; for some reason it seems like an even better way to be able to make plans then just texting or group chatting; seems cleaner. Like, there’s specific polls you can create so people can vote on things they want for the activities you invite them to which is so handy cause then it’s not 10 people arguing in imessage and now you have to scroll back and forth to see what’s what, instead it’s all right there in ordered votes! There’s a lot more but basically it seems so organized and it’s nice to see the developers so interactive in their own creation, I’ve seen so many replies to the reviews and the ability to recommend activities is pretty cool, which I’m totally about to abuse 😂
4/5, easy 😃
Being cautious about spam
Update: ok the app doesn’t mass invite your contacts anymore 👍. That’s a good sign. The app and the idea of taking peoples eyes off of the screen and actually spend time with friends is very good. Hopefully it will stick around. Better than a lot of other “social network” apps. Keep up with the good work guys.
First I’d like to say that I understand the concept of the app and I have no problems giving the app permissions. But I’ve seen how you guys wrongly use that permission and just wanted to make sure I’ll not spam everyone in my contacts by giving you guys access to it. So giving you guys access to my contacts will automatically send them an invite or will it let me chose the people I want to be invited? I’ll update my review after the response. Thank you.
Targeted to High Schoolers but I like the + vibe of it all
Apparently someone thinks I’m an “earthshaker” and that made me feel cool, haha. 😁 Truth is, I am a mom of 3 little ones in my mid/late 20s and I barely downloaded the app to find out about it after someone (I have yet to find out who it is!) nominated me. I thought I could just send in a compliment/nomination to a specific person, but how the app works is it gives you a title and 4 names from your contact list show up for you to choose in multiple choice fashion. It’s a fun “game” to play and wish I could do more those. I like the shuffle and the skip options, so you don’t have to nominate random ppl. We’ll see what my friends will think of all the “noms” I gave out. I like the “positivity” it spreads when you nominate your friends for fun titles. While I think this app is targeting high schoolers, I found it fun and hope it becomes a thing with the youth, as I believe it could create fun connections and an overall “feel-good” friendships. (Not to mention the option to invite friends to do things together, which I have yet to explore!)
This company is disgusting
By Richard Richson
About a week ago I got a message about some World Cup event with Mario Garcia. Someone I do not know. Ignored it. But it got sent again the next day I replied with “STOP” and it said I unsubscribed when I never did but, ok I was glad It would stop it would ring at random times.
BUT NOW for the past week I got 21 messages at 4 in the morning from different phone numbers asking me to join the World Cup event. The World Cup has already ended what is this. I woke up in the middle of the night from a hard working day to this it disrupted my sleep. I blocked ALL 21 numbers. Just so the next day they can do the exact same thing the next night. I am tired of waking up in the middle of the night by 21 messages, I have replied stop to all and proceeded to block them. All I wanna do is enjoy one night of sleep, yes I have turned off my phone just to wake up to the same 21 messages and to my wife getting mad at me for not being able to pick up our ,son at 3am from the air port. This is the reason why I have my phone on at night in case of an EMERGENCY. 21 messages to download some St00pid app. Please i hope this company never succeeds because the way they do things is horrific. I have co faceted then and I have yet to get a response.
Please don’t fall for this app like I did!
Originally, I thought this app sounded like a great idea. I saw it was a top free app on the App Store, and I downloaded it. I created a profile and everything, and the app looked really neat! I think it’s a super good idea and the app itself is actually very visually appealing and easy to use. Then, I took the time to read some of the App Store reviews, in which negative the dies were cleverly hidden between positive reviews, all of which the game developers had responded to- to show they cared. I saw the reviews that said it was a scam and I started getting scared. I have adults and my friends parents in my contacts, I didn’t want them to get an invite that I didn’t send! I went back to the app, and the “invite your friends” option seemed legit, so I wasn’t too concerned. But sure enough, the next day my friend asked me if I sent her mom an irl invite. I was mortified! I can’t even imagine getting a social media app invite from your daughter’s friend! And to think of all the people in my contacts, including my Mom’s adult friends and a doctor!!! I really hope the developers realise that those invites they send out WITHOUT permission aren’t just going to teens.
Dangerous & outright ridiculous.
Also think about how strange it is that an app developer opens a app for kids “12+” and wants them to fill out everything from their phone number to their personal location, schools, friends, contacts. Yeah that’s fishy- this info will most certainly be sold to third party, and that can lead you to a whole heap of trouble.
Don’t download, I’m surprised as hell that apple allowed this app to even go public.
Enabling Contacts= Notifications
I had read some reviews and had thought that by allowing contacts, the app wasn’t going to notify everyone on you contact list. I got the app and enabled contacts, and the next thing I know my uncle called and said he had gotten a notification for this app. I find this really annoying- I think it would be better if the app only invited people you wanted to invite.
Update: To clarify, I allowed the app to have access to my contacts, and that’s when it sent a text to my uncle. I find this annoying because even though I let it have access to contacts, that does not mean it should use my contacts to send notifications to whoever it wants so more people find out about the app. Also, I did not think it would send a text to him, as I never invited him individually. Basically, it sent him a text without me knowing for no better reason than I had enabled contacts.
Even if it’s a good app, I don’t feel comfortable knowing that it could send a text to anybody I have a contact of without me knowing.