Microsoft’s ‘Who’s In’ app makes getting together with friends infinitely more complicated
"Dude, just text me next time."
Do you find planning casual social meet-ups too straightforward?
Have you ever wanted to get together with friends, but longed for a way to make that process complicated? Not "complicated" like you just slept with your best friend complicated, but more along the lines "wait, what is going on here?"
If so, then Microsoft has a product for you.
Say hello to Who’s In, the new iMessage app from the people that brought you the Zune. What’s it do?
Who’s In allows you to coordinate an event with your friends over iMessage.
Let’s let the experts explain.
"There’s no need to switch between a variety of apps and contacts to get everyone on the same page," the iTunes app description reads. "With Who’s In, you can find activities with Bing, suggest times to meet, then sit back as your friends vote for the best option."
Maybe it’s just me, but if your friends are all already on iMessage then couldn’t you just iMessage them?
Who’s In launched April 5 on the iMessage App Store, and is a potential lifesaver for people that are physically incapable of deciding what to do without a literal vote from their posse. Because instead of just asking if 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. is better for the matinee showing of Boss Baby, Who’s In lets you host a poll.
But Who’s In is so much more than that. Wait, no, it’s not really. I mean, sure, you can search for stuff to do via Who’s In (powered by Bing!), but that hardly merits downloading an entirely new iMessage app.
Thankfully for Microsoft, they didn’t put all their #teen-forward content in one basket this week. The company also just released a goofy photo app called Sprinkles ("a camera with fun ideas[!]"), and while we make no claim toward Sprinkles’ value, at least that name doesn’t make us want to cry into our whiskey-filled coffee mug while repeatedly asking ourselves "but, really, who’s in?" until the end of time.
Because surprise, if you try to organize an event with this app, the answer to that question will be "no one."