Hobnob Invites: Invitations, RSVPs by Text Message
By Hobnob Events
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Hobnob is THE way to get together with the people you care about most. Organize your group, make an invite, get lightning fast RSVPs, chat instantly and see all the photos you didn’t take.
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Organize and chat with all the groups you actually spend time with in real life.
One Tap Guest List
With one tap, make any group a guest list to easily invite the whole group.
See all the events and photos you shared with the group in one place.
Look like you hired a professional designer by creating a stunning invite in seconds.
Get lightning fast RSVPs! Guests can just reply to the text to RSVP, so you get super fast responses.
An hour before the event your guests will get a text with a link to a map and directions!
Collect ALL the Photos
We automatically ask your guests to share photos, so you get to see all the photos from the party.
Send instant text updates when details change or to just say thanks for coming.
What's New in Version 2.2.1
New stuff and updates!
- Add indicator to show when you're offline in chat
- Better group profile
- Don't automatically message users when they're added to a group (good points CanUhearCnow!)
Bug Fixes and speed improvements!
- Fixed an issue where some users had a laggy group invite screen
- Fixed issues with chat scrolling
- Fixed issues with searching users to add them to a chat
- Fixed issues with jumping scrolling while adding users to a chat
- Fixed some other pesky crashes
Once an invite is sent there's an app-initiated re-send of the invite 2 days later, then not until the day before the event. Very difficult to use this app for larger groups with several weeks lead time. Users should be allowed to initiate reminders by deciding when and how often they will re-send the invite.
Additionally, not being able to access large groups of Contacts, on for example the iPhone/iPad, limits the efficiency of the app. I'll keep checking to see if at least these two options will be included in future upgrades. There are other limitations of the app, but these are the two that puts it on hold for my useage.
Has potential but needs severe help
This app has great potential. It easily integrates your existing contacts into the invitation as well as has an easy manual contact input when trying to add guests. The drawbacks to this app is that it's incredibly slow and crashes a lot. Going back to add guests or change/ update the location of the event is painfully slow. I was able to heat up dinner before the page to add guests was able to be accessed. The app crashes whenever I try to add pictures. The typography and design of the invitation is sufficient to convey the message. It's a great convenience to those busy individuals that want a sharp, modern invitation design but don't want to put all the work into editing the font and spatial placement of the design.
Great for birthday parties & showers
I used Hobnob as my invite platform for my birthday party, as well as a client's birthday party. The app is great, but it does need further development. The invite templates should have changeable features (i.e. font color, font style, word & design placement). Also, hosts need to be able to decide when to initiate the RSVP reminders. I'd consider using this for events that require long-range planning if the invitation settings were further developed. Overall, it gets the job done, and it already has some great features.