Why create another on-line event scheduler
Boomguest was created as an alternative to the increasingly profit-motivated event schedulers, such as Evite, that put money ahead of users. While other schedulers sacrifice user experience for advertising dollars, and collect personal data in order to help advertisers sell you more junk you don't need, Boomguest is motivated purely by a desire to build an easy-to-use online tool to help you plan successful events. We will never collect any information about you for any reason other than to enhance your experience on our site.
Why we are different
- Fewer ads and no annoying pop-up ads: Although there are no ads on Boomguest now, in order to be able to work on Boomguest and keep adding great features, we will need to run ads on it. However, we will keep the ads out of your way and, unlike other scheduler sites, we will not target your specific activity. For example, Boomguest doesn't require that you select the type of event you are scheduling (birthday, graduation, wedding...). Other sites force you to choose the event type so they can they pass that information on to their advertising engine. Your activity on Boomguest will never roll into the large databases owned by advertising resellers that track your online actions.
- Clearest possible guest list: Boomguest encourages you to tell the host who you are coming with to the event. Most of the other schedulers only let you say how many guests are coming with you rather than saying who they are. By telling the host who is coming, the host has the clearest possible view of the event and therefore, is best equipped to prepare the event.
- Accurate guest count: The most common issue in using online schedulers that only enable guests to say that they are going with someone via a number (+1 +2) is couples who are both on the guest list and each reply "yes, I'm coming +1". Boomguest helps users to not make this mistake by identifying the companion in the guest list. Upcoming features will make this even easier for the user.
- Focus on the user: Boomguest has no marketing weenies with MBAs sitting in a boardroom figuring out how to "monetize" the site. Our primary concern is you, the user, and creating a great user experience.
Who we are
Boomguest is not a publicly traded corporation with a mandate to be as profitable as possible. It is a private enterprise run by a few web professionals. We love what we do and will keep deploying cool features as long as usage and revenue enable us to do so.
How you can help
You can help make this a better online event scheduler by reporting bugs and typos here
. Please keep using Boomguest and encourage your friends to use it as well.