I’m looking for a web-app that a frisbee group can use for scheduling games. Games occur often (one or more times a week, depending on the group) and have the same audience. There should be a way for someone to announce a game time and location that will be emailed to all members, and a way for each member to sign-in or out and leave a comment (like “will be late” or “bringing a guest”). And, of course, members should be able to check the status and see the sign-in status. E-mail access would be a bonus. The app needs to be responsive since game conditions can change on short notice.
Evite comes pretty close, but seems too heavyweight with the ads and self-promotions. Yahoo Groups does better at the group part but not as well at the event part. Plus it seems to have a big lag in message forwarding. Eventful looks promising, though it is in beta only and will surely get loaded up with ads like the others eventually.
The status quo is a simple unix app requiring an X-windows remote login to use :(. I’ve taken a webapp that the chess group was using and rebranded it for ultimate. It works OK, but it lacks any notification features.