Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Public Beta in April

The implementation of all the features is complete, coding is finished. We are in the final phase before launching Booking Fellow, these are the items left to complete:
  • Fixing mostly mobile UI related issues
  • Complete the User Guide
  • Setup the IT environment on Amazon EC2
  • Run a final, comprehensive test

Based on the current schedule Beta will go live in April 2019 and will be available for anyone.

We are also going to setup a Facebook support group where we can discuss the experiences of the Beta participants.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We have the final logo

We have had a draft version of the logo for quite a long time, but now it was time to refine it. The final logo will look like this:

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Why did we develop Booking Fellow?

I met several business owners who complained about not being able to find a decent online appointment booking service that would meet their needs. They said they found quite a few such services but those ones are pretty complicated to use, offer more features than they actually need but lack important features like defining recurring availabilies of the service providers (staff members).

So we decided to design and develop an online appointment booking service based on these feedback. We started the development in May 2018 and plan to release a public Beta in April 2019. The focus during the design and development has been on simplicity by having a user-friendly UI and user experience and also on including the really important features.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

What is Booking Fellow?

Booking Fellow is an online appointment booking service for small and micro businesses like hair and beauty salons, barber shops, lawyers, consultants, recruiters, car repair shops, tire shops, doctors, dentists, health and fitness clubs (squash/tennis court booking) etc. It makes possible for the clients of the businesses to book appointments for the services online 24/7 even during off-hours.

Booking appointments online saves a lot of time for the service providers. Staff members won't be interrupted by the constant phone calls, they won't have to hassle with writing the appointments in a diary, they can be more productive by being able to focus more on the work.