Ever wanted to throw a last minute BBQ? But it wouldn’t be worth firing up the grill unless at least five friends committed to going. Or go out for drinks? But it'd be way more fun if three people joined you! Or maybe throw a big party? If 100 people come, you’ll dust off your DJ gear.
We want people to have fun, share a delicious meal, kick back with a beer, and tear up the dance floor – together.
Happoning is similar to other event scheduling and invite services, but with a big twist. When you plan an event, you (the host) can specify some simple additional constraints: You’ll only throw X event if Y people commit before Z deadline.
For example, you go see that latest Matt Damon flick this weekend, but only if 4 or more people commit to come by Friday.
Or, you’ll hit the clubs tonight if 2 other people commit to joining you by 8pm.
You can also set maximum numbers of people – so, for example, if you want to go camping this weekend, but only have room in your car for four people.What does this mean?
- Hosts are off the hook if not enough people commit – not their fault.
- This encourages people to commit in a timely manner. Invitees can’t social loaf – if they want it to happen, they’ve got to put their clicks where their mouth is, otherwise it might not happen at all.
- This allows for impromptu planning, potentially on very short time scales (e.g., this weekend, after work, in one hour). By the deadline, everyone will know if it’s on or off.