Tossup is the latest app released by the Microsoft Garage, which exists to challenge conventional thinking and focuses on experimentation and creating products that people want. Following in the spirit of earlier Garage releases, core engineering teams throughout Microsoft are exploring ideas, testing them and releasing them into the world – with an aim to listen to feedback and always improve. Garage apps like Tossup are made to quickly evolve based on that.
According to Venture Beat, "Microsoft is continuing its recent trend of ignoring its own Windows Phone mobile operating system with the launch of a new mobile app designed to help you create impromptu polls around events. Available for Android and iOS in the U.S. and Canada only, Tossup lets you ask quick questions such as where to have lunch, for example, or where to meet. It can be used to garner opinions on just about anything."
According to the launch video below, "Tossup, a Microsoft Garage project, makes event planning and opinion-gathering a cinch. You ask the questions. Your friends cast the votes. Where to go. When to meet. Tossup lets everybody know.
Frank Schilling's Name Administration owns Tossup.com. The news broke without yet acquiring the domain which is making Frank smile with all the "assumption" information-seekers landing on his page today. I would expect the domain to sit gathering dust, however, seeing that Microsoft Garage is at Microsoft.com/en-us/garage/