Send Event Invitations Through your Phone. Yup. It’s time to Giddy Up. Perhaps it’s time to revert back to the original social network: the people you actually know. It’s this simple.   GiddyUp for iPhone and Android uses only the contacts on your phone to organize real-world gatherings with real friends. Create an event (dinner with friends, for example) and tick off the people from your contacts list that you want to invite. Add a time and location — even a picture if you’re feeling fancy — and GiddyUp will instantly blast out a high-tech invite.

Recipients who have the app installed can use the one-button R.S.V.P., while those with smartphones receive a link to the event’s mobile-optimized landing page. There’s a real-time attendance tracker and a group chat section for useful discussions and/or not-as-useful shenanigans.

Time to start braggin’ about all the fun you’re having.

See You Later Alligator.


NJ, The Brunette