Our team in the Balkans is geographically distributed over wide region. We have personnel in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia and use a wide range of internet connectivity options from dial-up, city-wide wireless and cable-modem. Our field has tried a number of internet based calendaring options to help everyone coordinate the field-wide schedule. None of them have really worked though. People with dial-up have trouble with web-based apps, others aren’t geeky enough to see the point, etc.
Web-based calendaring applications are nothing new, but in the last few days a number of people have been writing about something new called “30 Boxes.” The beta is supposed to be released tomorrow (Sunday). What do you use to coordinate scheduling over a geographically dispursed team that doesn’t’ have access to a central server?
For more on “30 Boxes” check out these guys. It looks pretty sweet.