The Problem: all you want is a nice afternoon of tennis, golf, play cards or anything else that you need 2 or 3 others or more to join you.
This can apply to car clubs scheduling fun runs or social events, youth groups doing pizza night or going to a movie, even going to lunch after church or after playing tennis, pickleball, or golf.
When I moved back to Wichita, Ks in the summer of 2005, I’d been playing World Team Tennis league in Long Beach, CA and wanted to get in plenty of tennis before it got cold. I didn’t know anyone and other than the drop-in doubles at one of the tennis centers, play was limited.
Eventually I connected with a few guys and played outside of the scheduled drop-in day but communicating was still difficult. Texting and calling was time consuming and very limited and hit and miss.
So you text, email, facebook messenger, or call and leave messages for 10, 15, or 20 people trying to find 3.
If you use a messaging mode like text or facebook messenger, your phone blows up (as well as EVERYONE else’s who are now annoyed and asking to be removed from your list) with all the reasons 50%-80% can’t or won’t be making it and how sorry they are and how they hope you’ll find someone to play with. Ah, isn’t that sweet, but very annoying and who cares, you’re ONLY interested in WHO CAN make it.
And then you find out that you missed the 3 that said they’d be glad to play with you because your phone blew up with all the reasons the others couldn’t.
I decided there had to be a better way, so I built these apps for tennis, golf, ping pong, pickleball, playing bridge, pinochle, car clubs, walking clubs, youth group activities or any other organization that promotes people getting together, especially spontaneous events but perfect for scheduled events that it would be good to get a head count of those attending.
The Solution: Count Me In apps for all kinds of sports, groups, clubs, etc. where you’ll ONLY get a list of those interested and it leaves all others out of the equation, we’re really only interested in who can make it, right?