Last month, the Yammer team headed down to Las Vegas to attend the SharePoint 2012 Conference. About 30 Yammer employees were present to speak in sessions, attend keynotes, staff and attend community and press events, and staff our Expo booth. If you’ve ever been to the SharePoint Conference, you know it’s busy! We wanted to ensure that our booth was fully staffed at all times, so attendees could benefit from demos and 1-on-1 conversations with Yammer employees. With so many employees doing so many different jobs, staffing the booth may have proved an enormous challenge. Luckily, we made use of Sched.do (Pronounce it like this: Skeh-DOOOO! Go on, try it… it’s fun!)
Sched.do is a brand new app that provides users an easy and frictionless way to schedule meetings and events, without juggling multiple calendars and getting carried away in the back and forth. At Yammer, we’ve been using Sched.do to coordinate booth duty for conferences, presentation dry-runs, among others, and we are excited to announce that it is now available to the public! To use Sched.do, simply propose a few schedule options and let the participants select the best mutually-agreeable time. You can even use Yammer to log into Sched.do and invite coworkers to vote on your events.
Try out Sched.do for yourself, and let us know what you think! Don’t know where to begin? Here’s an idea: with the holidays coming up, use it to figure out when your teammates are coming up back from their vacations. In a few clicks, you’ll know exactly when to schedule your first important meeting of the new year — without the “When’s good for you?” email chains. And before everyone heads home for the holidays, use Sched.do to schedule your annual office party – no more wasting time going through your calendars during meetings!
As a social scheduling app, Sched.do provides real value to end users. At the same time, it also serves as a sample app for third-party developers interested in integrating with Yammer. We designed Sched.do specifically to demonstrate all the different ways developers can effectively leverage the Yammer Platform to drive adoption and engagement for their apps. Are you a developer interested in creating Yammer-integrated apps similar to Sched.do? Get started by reviewing the Sched.do source code and join the Yammer Developers Network to show us what you can do!