Introducing Scheduler by SuperConnect! Find Meeting Times in a Snap.

SuperConnect is the newest division of Slalom, LLC. SuperConnect draws on our extensive experience working with enterprises large and small to help you maximize your effectiveness, be more innovative, and better support your most important assets—employees. SuperConnect helps companies and users work better by harnessing the value of four major trends emerging today: Mobility, Enterprise Gamification, Social Media, and Cloud Computing. To learn more about SuperConnect and what we can do for your company, visit SuperConnect.com.

Slalom Consultant Greg Martin

Greg Martin is the Practice Area Lead for Slalom’s National Application Development Team. His team focuses on solutions that range from traditional enterprise architecture and development to emerging technologies such as mobility and cloud computing.

I love my iPhone and I use it throughout the day to update my to-do list, stay on top of my email, capture notes and reminders, read documents, and most importantly, manage my calendar.

The iPhone’s calendar continues to improve with every major release of iOS, but as someone who frequently relies on his mobile device to schedule meetings with coworkers, it still falls short. If I’m running out the door and realize I need to find a time to meet with someone, there is no way for me to determine if that person is free or busy at any given time.

For the 65% of business worldwide that use Microsoft Exchange for email and calendaring, the ability to find a common, free time across a number of meeting attendees is a crucial feature that is supported by Outlook for Windows and Mac as well as Apple’s iCal but has yet to make its way to the phone.

This is why we built Scheduler. Scheduler is an iPhone app designed to fill this gap, acting as the perfect companion to the existing iPhone Calendar app. It has been designed from the ground up to allow you to quickly find an open meeting time for you and any number of your coworkers.

Scheduler works with your existing Exchange environment, all you have to do is sign-in. No additional software or IT department involvement necessary. Scheduler communicates directly with your company’s Exchange server securely through Microsoft’s standard APIs.

I believe Scheduler is the missing link for business users who rely on their iPhone for managing their calendar throughout the day, and anyone who tries it will immediately see the benefit this app provides. Please tell us what you think of Scheduler in the comments below.

Scheduler is available on the iTune App Store.

6 Responses to Introducing Scheduler by SuperConnect! Find Meeting Times in a Snap.

  1. Aw, this was a very nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a superb article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  2. Alison says:

    Just downloaded, installed, added users, and created an appointment. It seems like a useful application but can someone confirm the available time slots take into consideration ALL attendees? Seems logical but I didn’t want to assume…

    Also, I hit a couple of snags. I received a setup error even when entering valid credentials (had correct email address and password). It would be great to have the ability to manually configure everything on the first attempt (after two attempts the manual config screen appears). Tip: be sure to have your server information handy – if you have to back out of Scheduler setup to locate it on your iPhone, you will need two login attempts before getting the option to manually configure. Nice app, though – I will definitely use it!

    • Greg Martin says:

      Thanks for the note Alison, yes I can confirm that all attendees are taken into consideration when showing available time as long as the attendees are resolved (green dot to the left). If you’ve added an attendee that is outside of your organization it is not possible to know their availability but they will still get the invitation.

      Thanks for the feedback on the setup process as well, we will be looking to improve this in future versions.

  3. angus says:

    Just installed scheduler, and it doesn’t seem to be working 100%. Is suggesting an available time when I already have a meeting booked

  4. David says:

    I like the app and it works very well. One problem is updating the password after I am forced to change my exchange password. How can I change the password without uninstalling and reinstalling? Thanks

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