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November 4, 2007

some RFE’s for Evite

Tags: Web — 10:57 pm Comments (3)

It’s party season and some Web 2.0 start-up needs to put Evite out of their misery (maybe it’s smokethatass.com, j/k)

I’d like Evite to do two simple things:

1)  Create a click to add to Google Calendar (and Yahoo! Calendar needs to step it up w/ an AJAX version, maybe this is the Zimbra team)

2)  Just make it simple to copy and paste the event information so I can stick it in a blog post or an email or in a calendar.  The mark-up and tables are really messy.

It seems like Evite is in maintenance mode.  And if they stay in maintenance mode too long, they’re going to turn into MapQuest.



3 Comments »

  1. I hate evite as well.

    The owners of evite are laughing all the way to the bank because no one else has been able to amass any significant momentum behind anything else. They aren’t innovating because they don’t have to.

    There are alternatives. Let’s use them!

    http://ask.metafilter.com/70086/What-is-a-good-web-20-alternative-to-Evite

    http://mikemadaio.com/goovite-another-evite-alternative

    http://www.scurrilous.com/blog/archives/2007/03/30/evite-alternatives/

    http://www.venturebeat.com/2006/09/19/why-i-hate-evite/

    Comment by Gen Kanai — November 4, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

  2. Those aren’t good alternatives. Need to lobby Jim Lanzone at Ask/IAC to do something. Should give that site a chance to shape up.

    A big problem is branding.

    Comment by rebron — November 4, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

  3. There is a new alternative as well; we just launched madeit.com a couple of weeks ago. Check out our site at http://www.madeit.com and our demo video at:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFRzBfIRMtg&eurl=http://www.madeit.com/event.php?guid=d4ceb2a55d1090e2cbc263010f02cafa33a5b236

    You can customize your invites with video, music, slideshows, widgets etc. After the event, the invitation page turns into The Aftermath where you can share photos, videos and comments as well as easily connect with the people from the party.

    Check it out and let me know what you think.

    Comment by Annika Bryntse — November 6, 2007 @ 11:31 am

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