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Old 02-10-2009, 08:16 PM
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Wireless devices that communicate scheduling so we don't double book?

Is there Such a thing as a PDA, Blackberry etc. that will allow my wife to enter scheduled appointments to command central so it will show up on my device that way we don't double book estimates appointments etc.

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:10 PM
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I was involved in a project that did just that. Sent schedules to the execs while they were in china and let them do the same back.

It required dedicated company push servers and outlook professional 2003. Way too much investment for a lawn care company IMO.

Maybe have your wife text you the new meeting?

If your smart phone has internet... Google Calendar would be perfect. Your wife enters the new stuff online... you can instantly review it / update it in the field. You can even have it automatically send you reminder texts.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:50 PM
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iphone

I have my iPhone set up to update my computer and my computer to update my iphone automatically. I had to purchase a www.me.com subscription through apple to get the "push" capability. I can enter data at either spot or log on to the net through any computer and update calendar and it is instantly "pushed" to all devices.

Cool thing is I have a an online calendar for my website which shows customers when I am booked and when I am available. It updates in minutes. Customers have been loving the ability to see when I am booked and when they can work me into their schedules .

You need:

iPhone
Computer with calendar program
www.me.com subscription ($99 a year)

more info can be found here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/calendar.html
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:13 PM
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[QUOTE=Steiner;2760923]Cool thing is I have a an online calendar for my website which shows customers when I am booked and when I am available. It updates in minutes. Customers have been loving the ability to see when I am booked and when they can work me into their schedules .QUOTE]

Can u send me a PM or post your website so I can look at how you implemented your calendar.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:52 AM
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If your on-the-road device has Wi-fi you can just set it up on a network with your
home pc being a part of that network, then have it synchronize often, like
every time you turn it on or another option is like every 5-10 minutes.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:19 PM
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This should be fairly easy with just about any smart phone with internet access and using something like outlook.
When you make a calendar entry you could use the Invite attendee feature when entered. That will send a email to you and prompt you that you have a new agenda item.
And no special software costs except for the data plan you will need for your phone to get on the internet.
I will warn you most smart phones are pricy and they are not made for harsh environments so I keep mine in the truck.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:54 PM
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You need an OtterBox for your smart phone.
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