Eventot is an application that allows users to announce, create, and find events. It also allows users to see where their friends are going and to meet up with friends. Users can search events by location or by type, choosing from multiple types like entertainment, business, theater, music, and more. Users can also separate events by “this week,” “this month,” “all upcoming” or “today” to find things to do in times they have available. Users who are creating events can add extensive information about the event including maps, summaries, and contact information. Like any social media platform users can find and follow one another so that they can get together, face to face, at any of the events they have chosen to attend together. It’s like one enormous social calendar for everyone who is using it.Show more screenshots »
Eventot was founded by Vahe Houhannisyan in 2011 and has gathered several thousand users. As might be expected many of the users and events are geared towards major cities.
Eventot offers public events that might be hard to find elsewhere, but there are event creation, planning, and invitation apps directly within Facebook, as well as social calendar and meet-up applications from across the web. It’s really not clear how Eventot is meant to distinguish itself, especially as it is linked directly to Facebook (see below).
The interface is certainly pretty, with interesting graphics, though there’s a quality about the event graphics that makes it all look rather amateurish, like the billboard of a college dorm. However, the site runs excruciatingly slowly which diminishes the overall experience a great deal.
Users register through Facebook. There is no other option. This is problematic for Eventot as it essentially requires Facebook membership and raises the question of how Eventot plans to distinguish itself from the existing Facebook event function. Users don’t have to register to look at events, only to find out if any of their friends are going or to follow friends inside of the app.
The application is free to use and there are no ads other than the ads for the events themselves. It is not clear if there is a cost for creating events.
Users who are in big cities and who do not have another event calendar or another way to find big public events might enjoy using Eventot, especially if the user has many friends who are open to using the application. It is an app with a lot of potential that simply hasn’t met the potential yet. Theoretically users who have an event to announce will be able to get some use out of promoting their event on Eventot, but because there’s no clear way to do this the experience is likely to be more frustrating than helpful. In short, there are simply better ways to go about doing the same thing and so it’s hard to recommend the app to very many people, if anyone at all. The app simply needs a lot more improvement before it will be genuinely useful.