Can people RSVP for an event without downloading the OpenSports app?

Do players need a log-in to join events? Can they just click join through a text message?

If I have an OpenSports Group, do all of my members need to have the app or create a log-in?

Your OpenSports group members don’t need to download the OpenSports app to receive invites, and join and pay for your events. But they do need to at least log-in on the website (or mobile optimized website) in order join your event.

In one click through Facebook, anybody can create an account. If they don’t have Facebook and have email, we require they verify their email address before they join an event.

Sample Flow of Invites:

Take Mohaned for example. He is in my Toronto Pickup Soccer group because he joined my group (on web) when I e-mailed him a group invite. But he never downloaded the app. That’s okay!

If someone doesn’t have the app, they will just receive an email invite to my event like this:

E-mail invite to games. This is what people who do not have the OpenSports app receive when you send them an event invite.

When the person clicks Join the Game, they are brought to the game page and can Join and pay (if it’s a paid game).

When they click Join on the event page, they are asked to Log-in, meaning they can simple sign up through Facebook or their e-mail👇

What about if I share a link to a game on Whatsapp or through a text message?

The person who you sent the link to, will receive a website link to the game and s/he can join and pay for the event through the website.

See what happens when a player clicks on the link to your game:

It’s easy to copy and paste event URLs into Whatsapp, a Text Message, etc!
Once a player clicks on the event URL, they can join the game through the mobile optimized OpenSports website.

Why does somebody need to log-in to join an event?

In case the event gets cancelled, we have a way to notify them automatically. Yes, it’s a bit more cumbersome that they can’t just click Join. But, if something about the event(s) they join changes, we do want a touchpoint with them.

This app + web + email system ensures that if you update your event (i.e., cancel it or change the time/date/location) or send out any messages to event attendees, everyone will receive your message in the form of a notification or an e-mail.

If you have any questions about our web, app, and e-mail flow, holla at me! alicia@opensports.net 📱👩🏻‍💻:)