It is really surreal that an idea that popped in our mind many years go and that has found a place to stay there, is now ready to be distributed.
When it comes to scheduling meetings in a corporate or business environment, you must have used email based services such as Ms Outlook or other calendar apps. For your personal events you may have used Facebook’s events feature to create private or public events. We felt a need for an app that transcends both the personal and professional space to become a default app for scheduling all our meetings.
We weren’t satisfied with the current options to schedule a meeting. There is a lot of confusion especially in groups when scheduling a meeting on a messaging app where there are numerous unrelated messages. It also required multiple emails to organise a business or official meeting. Likewise multiple calls would be required to request and then remind invitees for a meeting when scheduling it over a phone call.
We feel that the people that matter to you are in your mobile contacts, be it friends, family or your business connections. And it would be easy, convenient and quick to schedule meetings and appointments with them on the go using mobile numbers. So we created Oystro to enable such meaningful interactions.
It’s been 10 months since we seriously started developing the iOS and Android app and after overcoming various challenges we have launched the first version on the App Store and Play Store. Let’s look at some screenshots and what Oystro has to offer in the initial build.
Oystro offers to schedule meetings using mobile numbers with friends, colleagues or business contacts to iPhone users. It allows to create meeting invites for a romantic date, a play date, a family get-together, a birthday party, a client meeting or a team catchup and send it to mobile contacts who also have Oystro installed on their phones. If your contacts don’t use Oystro then you can share a link of the meeting invite on SMS, messaging apps such as WhatsApp or even on social media for a public event, to which invitees can respond to you for an immediate RSVP.
You can edit a meeting invite to reschedule meetings. You can also cancel an appointment or call. Oystro automatically shows time as per timezones set in the mobile settings which means that you can set a meeting such a videoconference or call easily between different timezones without any confusion on the meeting time. Click on “Going” to accept a meeting and “Not Going” to decline a meeting. Oystro shows who’s in and who’s out of a meeting. Accepted meetings are updated in the mobile calendar for android phones and in reminders for iPhones to save the date for all invitees. You can chat within each meeting.
“In today’s social media focussed relationships, it is important that you have meaningful personal and professional interactions with people that matter to you. Quick invites, immediate RSVP, updated calendar/reminders and meeting focussed chats is as cool as it gets to schedule such interactions on the mobile. We wave to those who have struggled with emails, messaging apps or calls to lead the way by using Oystro”
We know we have a long way to go and seek your patronage to continue improving and adding newer useful features to Oystro.
Oystro is now available for free in the US and in other regions. The app is available worldwide, in English language, on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store