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IRL is where your friends and interests come together, which makes for interesting friendships. Do more of what you like with the people you like, in real life.
With IRL, making plans is chill and informal. You decide what you want to do, and invite the people you wanna bring with you. You can figure out the wheres and whens in chat; you can also add polls and remind your friends of the deets later.
Get inspired with personal recommendations based on your interests and location, and find cool things to do together, no matter what you’re into.
Featured by Apple: “New Apps We Love” & Featured on CNBC as well as TechCrunch!
We squashed some bugs and made general improvements to the app.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Developer Response ,
Update #2: I am proud to say in our latest release we have now made it so you can skip permissions to see your nomination and learn about the app. In your emails to us you said if we updated this you would give us a fair shot. So I am hoping you do that now :)
Update: As we said in our first response and in our email to you. We hear your concerns and our next update will have the issues you raise resolved for onboarding. So you can see your nomination before you have to decide to share any other information.
We are deeply saddened by your aggression towards us as we are listening and doing our best.
We will update you when that is live so if you are truly interested in the truth about us and our legitimacy I hope you will actually take the time to see that we are actually listening.
Wishing you the best!
The nominations are my fave! And the invites are so cute! I love it! Please keep making more nominations and suggestions!
Update: above is my original review, but after using the app more I am beginning to love it even more. My favorite think about it is that it’s just soooo much better than group chats or texting people individually. It’s really helps so much for just making plans and having that be the focus of the app. If it was just chatting then this would not be the app, because I can’t even send videos in the chat, but that’s not the point of this app. The point is to do things irl which is way better and it’s just so useful!
I had a few invites since creating my review and have just noticed even more how amazing it is. Once you get all your friends out to do something that you want to do through this app you will see what I mean. Also the noms are super fun, but the invites are where it’s at. And like I said before, I wish that the app would have more suggestions, because the suggestions are super useful for when you are board you can find things to do with your friends. It’s just the best I am excited to keep using this app to do things irl
Developer Response ,
Thanks Jojo! We will keep making more! :)
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 😃
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to review! Your feedback is great!
- Genrikh Khachatryan
- 70.7 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2018 IRL
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.