| ||Launch HN: Meetingbird (YC S17) – A Calendar for Teams|
62 points by hdornier on Aug 3, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 20 comments |
|Hi HN! We’re Henry and Paul, cofounders of Meetingbird (https://www.meetingbird.com) in the current YC batch. We're building a calendar for teams.|
Calendars have traditionally been built for individuals, not teams. As teams grow, calendars become so busy that optimal scheduling and time management is nearly impossible without software. Meetingbird analyzes participants' availability, meeting rooms, and other constraints to quickly find the best meeting time and location. When team members' calendars are completely booked, Meetingbird understands which meetings can more easily be rescheduled than others, and inputs that to the scheduler. The scheduler improves as it better understands everyone’s calendar preferences. Our goal is a calendar that makes scheduling easy, allowing everyone to spend less time scheduling and more time getting things done.
For individuals, Meetingbird serves as a beautiful (we hope!) calendar that makes scheduling as easy as sending a link or picking a time from within Gmail with our Chrome extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/meetingbird/joheck...).
We first became interested in this problem because we experienced first-hand the pain of scheduling working at companies in a variety of industries, from tech to finance. The process of building Meetingbird and talking with hundreds of employees at mid-to-large-sized companies has confirmed how time-consuming and frustrating scheduling is for everyone.
We’d love to hear your feedback and your ideas about calendars and any frustrations of using them as teams!
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