LetsMeetAtJoes – Simplify your life, coordinate your next get-together collaboratively
Lets Meet at Joes (LMAJ) goal is to simplify the coordination of the personal and professional get-togethers in your life.
What is it?
In its most basic form LetsMeetAtJoes is a SaaS (Software as a Service) or "hosted" solution that allows people to collaboratively schedule a date, time and location for a small get-together, yet it’s powerful enough to scale with more advanced features (file sharing, pictures, communication, etc.) to manage large groups and organizations.
Why are we doing this?
If you’ve ever tried to coordinate a get-together with more than two or three people you already know how difficult it can be to find a date, time and location that works for everyone. The larger your group gets the more difficult it becomes.
While there are solutions that deal with small groups, and others that deal with large groups, there isn't a comprehensive solution that can help individuals, groups and organizations simplify their scheduling management within a unified platform.
What do we mean by that? Let’s say you use LMAJ to set up an ad-hoc study group with friends, the study session was a great success, word spreads and everyone wants to do it again soon. With LMAJ you could easily add new members, propose new unique get-togethers semester after semester until your ad-hoc group grew through the entire department, or beyond.
Your group would also have the ability to take advantage of social networking features such as communicating within the group, sharing files, pictures, news and events. These types of features may not be that important when your just starting out or if you're just getting together one time, but if you want to keep getting together or your group grows you may find that changes, and with LMAJ you won't need to look for another solution if it does.
With your help we're planning to launch a private Beta of LMAJ approximately 30 days after the end of this campaign. The Beta launch will include the core features to easily and collaboratively schedule small get-togethers as well as some tools to manage larger groups.
The Private Beta phase will last approximately two to three months during which we'll solicit feedback from Beta users, as well as work with members of the steering committee to determine the direction and feature release schedule.
When we've completed the initial features we'll launch our Public Beta where everyone can get involved.
It's hard to express it in a little text box, but we really do mean it when we say we appreciate your support!
We've come up with a few perks for supporters (shown on the right) but if you want to give an amount that is not listed feel free to proceed with the award and the site will give you an option to fill in your own amount. We'll make sure we still send you the appropriate perk, afterall we're in this together right?
The design for the limited edition T-shirts and caps will be something that you can actually help decide. Yep, we're not only crowdsourcing to get this project moving, we're also crowdsourcing the design with 99Designs. As a supporter you'll be able to vote on the final design that we'll use.
You'll be voting on designs like these...
Shipping Note: If you live outside the 48 continental United States please add $5 to your amount to cover the additional shipping costs for any perk.
Our Promise To You
During this campaign and upon funding of this project we will continue to communicate clearly with all of our supporters. If you have questions or comments we'll make sure we're available and responsive.
It's annoying to support a project and then have no insight as to the progress of things, or when you'll be getting the things that you're entitled to.
We're asking for you help to support this project and we want to make sure that you'll always be glad that you did.
Thank you SO much, and if it's not too much trouble would you pass this along to your network of co-workers, friends and family in any way you can?