Joinable allows users to participate in activities without the app in a limited way using text messaging (SMS). The Joinable app is required to create activities, but these activities can then be sent to friends who don't have the app. These recipients receive a text message, and can view and participate in the activity to a limited extent without having to install the Joinable app.
After creating an Activity, open the Activity details to find the "Share" button. This will give you a few options — all of which will give an option to join without downloading the app.
Example for sharing via SMS:
It helps to include a little content about the activity so the recipient feels comfortable clicking the link. Here's what the invitation looks like:
Activities can only be shared as a link when the activity is open to 2nd degree (friends-of-friends). In addition, one of these must be true:
If you are joining the Activity of a 2nd degree friend, you are not permitted to share the Activity with others.
There are three options when receiving in invite without the Joinable app:
When joining or following an Activity by SMS, you will receive the following messages:
When joining or following, these are the actions supported by SMS:
When signing up to receive future Activities, you will receive:
If you are following multiple people and/or activities, you can opt out of all messages by replying "XX".
At any time, you can download the Joinable app and sign in using the same phone number used to receive SMS notices. When the app is installed, all messages will transfer from SMS to the app.