Auto-scheduling tool demo
I thought about starting a new forum topic, but I'm too lazy right now. Attached is a webpage with a fake demo showing the most important feature of an availability tool I hope to finish up some time soon. Turned it into a new topic -- libervisco
General comments are very welcomed. An example would be "wtf?" Suggestions of improving it are premature, as I cut many corners to have something to show. It actually should work more or less if I had real data (paging and time are currently completely nonfunctional). Getting real data will be one of the high priorities for another demo hopefully mid week next week.
Basically, when this has real data and when the time at the top is working (even with nothing else added), the user will be able to view the time availabilities for any number of participants (for a particular tournament) at once. Also, the user will be able to see the overlaps in availability (white sections.. though colors may change by next week).
OK. The attached webpage got saved as .txt for some reason, so rename it to remove the last .txt and it should display on firefox.
THIS IS ONLY A DEMO.
It showcases a part of what hopefully will be available to all sometime next week but actually be working. When this works (hopefully next week), the participants will actually be gamefest participants and the availability bar next to the names will accurately represent that participants availability. Then, we can use the group availability to see the overlaps of when chosen participants are available.
There are several features I have in mind but did not have time to implement for the demo. You should be able to pick the timezone and see everything in your timezone. I am thinking of starting off with a time resolution of 15 minutes. This would mean that a week's worth of availability would go off screen; thus, the reason to page it. Also, the resolution and time frame observed should be customizable. Anyway, this is the main features outstanding.
Right now, I think everything would work if it had good data. To that end please help me by posting below links to all pages or specific comments that list some player or teams availability. This will help me gather all that info. Hopefully by next week I will at least have Nexuiz 1-1 and one of the more resent tournaments that still does not have schedules (so that the tool may be used for it).