Every office has dealt with the awkwardness of double-booking a conference room. Laying claim to a meeting time slot can become a point of contention and can cause unnecessary friction within a team. Aside from making often-ignored company-wide announcements, there was no transparency about who reserved a particular room within the TSE office.
We created Dibs, an easy-to-use touch screen display outside each conference room door that syncs with our Google Calendar to make scheduling meetings — and keeping everyone honest about room holds — easy!
Meetings scheduled through Google Calendar are automatically added to the app, and any updates are applied instantaneously. The app shows events assigned to individual rooms and keeps schedules and reservations organized.
Unplanned meetings happen. Our app allows users to add one-hour or thirty-minute impromptu meetings to the calendar directly through the app, but only when the room is not already booked.
As an Easter Egg, we added in a celebrations feature for employee birthdays and “workiversaries”. The app also welcomes our clients by name and 15 minutes before a meeting starts, it displays a minute countdown leading up to the meeting.