June 7, 2012 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - SynkMonkey is an award-winning new mobile application that allows users to easily organize plans with anyone at any time via an integrated calendar and invite system. Thousands of people are already using SynkMonkey on the iPhone to schedule plans and to reap the benefits of this versatile, one-of-a-kind app.
SynkMonkey seamlessly combines text messaging, mapping, and calendar functionality into one efficient and user-friendly planning and invite tool, making scheduling plans with friends easy and accurate. CEO Hunter Murchison wanted to create a cross-platform app that would allow users to manage their events and calendars while on-the-go.
“Currently users are forced to manage their calendars and events across a multitude of platforms,” said Murchison. “SynkMonkey will have a dramatic impact on the way people connect with friends and contacts. By integrating the most important event planning features so they are only a click away, users no longer need to update a collection of planning applications – with SynkMonkey everything is in one place.”
The professionally acclaimed SynkMonkey app allows users to create events, set a date, time, and place (via Google Maps), and then share this information with friends, family, and colleagues. The app’s calendar syncs with the native calendar on users’ phones, thus, when any real-time updates are made, the app instantly updates the info on the users’ calendar as well. Unlike other mobile scheduling applications, an invitee does not have to have the app in order to receive the event message. Instead, invitees will receive a text message with a unique link to a special event site where they can accept or decline the invitation and send a group message.
SynkMonkey is launching a contest in which users have the chance to win a free iPad or a $500 Amazon gift certificate. Participants need only download the free SynkMonkey app, create an event and invite three contacts, and “like” the SynkMonkey Facebook page, and they are automatically entered in the drawing. Additionally, users get extra entries when their friends accept their invites. The SynkMonkey Giveaway Contest runs through Sunday, June 17.
“We are extremely excited about rewarding our new and loyal users with the SynkMonkey Giveaway” said Murchison. “We want to show people how SynkMonkey can help simplify and organize their lives and the best way to do this is to get SynkMonkey in people’s hands and have them experience the benefits of the app for themselves.”
SynkMonkey is now available as a free download in on iTunes. For more information on the SynkMonkey iPad Giveaway including contest rules, please visit SynkMonkey’s Facebook page.
MoonBall Labs, the parent and guardian of SynkMonkey, was founded in May of 2011. SynkMonkey was conceived by two students at UVA's Darden School of Business and was developed over the course of a summer spent in the Darden Incubator. While traditional calendars helped us organize our school lives, we wanted a better way to organize our social lives. We have set out to create the easiest, most intuitive way for people to make plans with their friends, family, or colleagues. We hope you enjoy what we have made so far and we look forward to making the experience for our users even better. Copyright (C) 2012 SynkMonkey. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.