Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Jathi?

A: Jathi is short for “joined at the hip” and takes the world of e-invitations in another direction. It is a mobile-only iPhone app that lets you create an e-invitation we call Jathivites (or “J-vites”). The J-vite is a custom-designed e-invitation you can send to a friend or loved one to a get-together – but one that is just for the two of you.

We also like the fact that Jathi means a dance move and nutmeg in Hindi.

Q: Who is it for?

A: We created the Jathivite for anyone who enjoys spending one-on-one time with friends, family and loved ones. They are specially designed for inviting those closest (both geographically and relationship-wise) to you. People like your spouse, your children, family members and special friends.

Q: So how does it work?

A: It’s easy to create a custom J-vite. Let’s walk through an example to see how it’s done.

First, from your list of close friends, family and loved ones select your guest. Let’s say you just got back from a business trip and want to spend some time with your daughter.

Next, you will be given a range of activity categories to choose from, such as “Go,” “Eat” or “Play.” Under each category there is a choice of activities, such as “Weekend Getaway” under “Go,” “Ice Cream Shop” under “Eat” and “Hike” under “Play.”

For this example, you choose “Eat” as your activity category and “Ice Cream Cone” as the activity for you and your daughter. Design your J-vite. There are over 100 beautiful artwork designs to choose from, including those from award winning artists. You can match the look of your J-vite to the activity and your guest. For your daughter you could choose a big bowl of ice cream or maybe a bright, fun design with flowers and polka dots.

Choose a message from the selections provided, such as “Let’s go to the ice cream shop and we’ll share a sundae with a cherry on top” or if you prefer, you can write your own.

Finally, calendar the activity, and send it by email or Facebook.

Wait for a delighted response from your guest. They can accept the invitation date and time or reschedule.

Once the activity has been scheduled use the Jathi bulletin board to chat and post pictures pre and post your time together.

Q: Is there a cost to use and send a Jathivite?

A: Jathi is free to download and explore. The cost to send a J-vite is less than the price of a first-class postage stamp. For a limited time, we are offering users a free trial*, so you can send a J-vite free of charge. Here is the cost structure:

No. of J-vites Price
1 Free*
3 $1.00
8 $2.00

 

Q: So how is Jathi different from other online invitation applications?

A: Jathi is designed to focus on your guest, not the activity. They are for those times when you would like to invite just one special  person to an activity you think they would enjoy. A J-vite is not for party or event planning.

Q: So why not just send an email or text to invite one person to an activity?

A: We created the Jathi e-invitation app because we believe that how you invite someone to spend time with you can make a world of difference in how it is received. Just because your get-together is only with one other person, why limit yourself to a common email or text? When your guest receives a J-vite, they know that you took the time and effort to make them feel special.

Q: Is there a way to share messages or photos?

A: Yes, Jathi includes a bulletin board feature to make it simple to chat before and after the activity, and post photos for sharing.

Q: What does my guest do after receiving a J-vite from me? 

A: Once they receive the J-vite, they will be asked to RSVP either yes or no, or they can even reschedule the activity.

Q: Can I import my contacts from my email or Facebook?

A: Yes! We want this to be as easy as possible for you.

Q: How long does it take to create a J-vite?

A: There are a lot of fun things to explore, but generally it takes less than 5 minutes.

Q: What languages does Jathi support?

A: English. We have plans to add other languages in future versions. 

Q: What are the technical requirements? 

A: Jathi 1.0 is a mobile only application and it has been designed to take advantage of the user interface and features of the iPhone. It is compatible with iPhones with iOS 4.0 or later.

Q: How do I get it? 

A: The app is available on the App Store as a free download.

Q: Is there a Jathi for iPad or Android phones? 

A: No, not at this time.

Jathi Current e-invitation products
Families and friends who are eager to spend precious one-on-one time together. Those who need a way to organize parties and events.
Activity focused everyday engagement – optimized for two participants checkmark
Invitation creation process begins with guest checkmark
Activity selection based on guest preferences checkmark
Customizable invitation design process based on guest and activity chosen checkmark
Sentiment and artwork options shown are based on activity selected checkmark
Focused set of invitation options and editing tools checkmark
Scheduling and reminder tools checkmark checkmark
Activity board for pre and post chats and posts checkmark checkmark
Special event engagement – optimized for groups checkmark
Invitation creation process begins with special occasion checkmark
Activity selection driven by holidays, major life milestones checkmark
Example Invitation Join me for a peppermint ice cream date Join me for an engagement party

*includes evite.com, punchbowl.com, and paperlespost.com