Tuesday 30 March 2010

Meetifyr who?

A quick search on Google for 'Meetifyr' currently returns 15k results.  A statistic like this doesn't mean much but the first few pages of results do have links to meaningful reviews or listings for the site.
Its comforting to know we're not being ignored, after all, the only bad feedback is no feedback at all!

Sunday 14 March 2010

The Idea

As you may have noticed Meetifyr is all about being the easiest way for friends to find a time to meet.  In this post I want to put a little flesh on that idea to see what it really means.

The first thing of note is that we're all about friends meeting up, you could use Meetifyr to schedule a busniess meeting or a sales call but that's not what its about.  There's loads of great tools for schduling meetings, they let you specify the specific dates and times you want to meet, intergrate with existing calendars then have clever email notifications to drive the process along.  This's great for a formal meeting but do a group of friends really need that?

When I'm arranging to meet friends for a beer I usually email them with "Beers, this weekend?" not "Beers, Saturday: 7:30pm - 11:00pm or Sunday: 7:30pm - 11:00pm?".  Its assumed I'm talking about the evening since the last eighteen times I've met those friends it was in the evening!  By removing these implied conventions we can make setting up the meeting much simpler.

This lightweight approach to arranging people might not be applicated in all cases but when it comes to organising friends, we hope its the simplest!

Tuesday 9 March 2010

New Feature | Custom Date Ranges

Within a few days of Meetifyr getting some real users it became clear there was one feature sorely missing, the ability to specify the exact date range when people wanted to meet.  I sort of knew the options of the next 4 or 8 weeks weren't going to be enough but the plan was to get something simple released early and react to user feedback.

So I'm pleased announce that as of today you can specify the exact dates within which you want to meet.

The feature itself is pretty self-explanatory I hope, just click the date range text then either select one of the predefined date ranges or select a 'custom range'.

Thanks to all those who have given feedback and I hope your happy with the result.  And please, keep the feedback coming!