• Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    I've never, ever, "invited my friends" to anything. Ever. I wouldn't do it to my worst enemy.


    7 points
  • Arian BehzadiArian Behzadi, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    Mailbox for OS X had an awesome approach to their beta system. Your friend would send you a betacoin and you would deposit it into a tin can to install (made the sound of a coin falling into a tin can!). Mix of clever and cute.

    Visuals: http://michaelnordmeyer.com/mailbox-mac-os-x-beta/

    1 point
    • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 8 years ago

      Google Inbox's invite system is also pretty sweet but nowhere near as good as the Mailbox beta was.

      0 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 8 years ago

    I've always liked the way Pushbullet handles it. As much as I recall from way back when I originally signed up for it, it never explicitly asks you to invite friends. Instead there is a persistent option to 'add a friend' on the bottom of your device list.

    The real genius of their solution (which may or may not be dependent on their product) is that the person only ever gets the one invite. After that, you're free to push links/notes/whatever to that person, and the items just show up as an email in their inbox with a 'via Pushbullet' tag to remind them to sign up.

    0 points