Microsoft today has introduced a new app for iOS and Android that makes it considerably easier for friends and family to make plans while on the go. Dubbed Tossup, the app was developed by the Microsoft Garage, which means it implores new ideas and thinking that the company hopes will catch on to the masses.
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Tossup helps groups decide on plans by giving them suggestions and allowing each member of the group to vote and suggest other options. It offers the ability to make decisions regarding timing, availability, what to do, nearby venues, and spending limits. The app uses Bing to pull in restaurant information such as opening hours, reviews, addresses, and more.
Tossup also supports voting on topics such as which pair of shoes buy or which team will win the upcoming game. The app is developed by a group within the Outlook team in Silicon Valley and has been tested extensively by users at the University of Washington and Santa Clara University.
Regarding Tossup, developer team member Jennifer Shen had the following to say:
“Tossup removes the friction around planning. It’s really about connecting with people, removing barriers that cause plans to fall through. Our aim is for you to spend more time hanging out with friends rather than coordinating schedules.”
Tossup is available now on the App Store. Check out a video below demoing the app: