by Chadwick Wood
August 25th, 2008

Update: HourPatch is now available to the public. Try it out at www.hourpatch.com

For the past few months, I've been working quietly on a web application that I've named HourPatch.

HourPatch is a scheduling tool for organizations (e.g. businesses, schools) that allows them to create schedules for their resources (e.g. rooms, microscopes, advisors) along with automatic reservation policies (e.g. 3 reservations per week, up to 1 month ahead of time) so that people can make reservations online, with immediate confirmation and little-to-no administrative effort. The aim is to reduce the work it takes to manage a shared resource, of any kind.

Right now I'm looking at a release date of October 1st, 2008, or so. Stay tuned.