We've been working on Guestboard.co for a little over a year now, and happy to finally post it up publicly on both here and HackerNews today! (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19910675#19911986)
Guestboard started as a way for wedding guests to see who else is going– so they could communicate about sharing rides, building excitement, and saving money $$. It also gives the organizer (in that case, the bride/groom) an easy way to update guests on important announcements that were too mundane to include on their invitation or wedding website.
But with our growing frustration with FB events and personal pain points of planning things like bachelor parties, camping trips, and other big group events– we've expanded past weddings.
Guestboard keeps all your big group events under one roof, and includes a growing number of optional widgets to help your event, currently:
✍ A Central message board (forum)
📌 Shared resources (to post important links like GDocs, lineup posters, etc)
🏠 Airbnb map
✅ Interactive checklist (my favorite)
💰 Parter Deals (so you can save money on goods and services related to your specific event type)
We're about to continue past our open beta at around 4500 users, with a HUGE thanks to those on here who joined months ago and provided valuable insight and feedback.
..but that being said, we're always looking for more! 😄 What do you think? Any widgets you think we should prioritize? What's a hangup for you?