My First Web App Deployed – Meeting Cost

Meeting Cost App Screenshot

It’s a very exciting time at MyAppIncome HQ as I’ve just deployed my very first app – http://meetingcost.myappincome.co.uk!

It’s only a web based app, but has been styled by Bootstrap so should work on a mobile browser too.

The Problem Solved

I spend a lot of time in meetings and I’m constantly surprised by how much time is “wasted”. Turning up late; turning up unprepared; no agenda; participants no contributing anything for hours; the list goes on.

I don’t know the source, but I once read something like

I’m not allowed to order £10 of stationary but I can call a meeting of 10 people for 2 hours and no-one blinks

“Meeting Cost” is a simple app to show the powers that be what a meeting actually costs.

Technical Details

This is a simple React.js app built using the React Slingshot boilerplate by Cory House. No redux, no react-router just vanilla React.js. I haven’t used React-Bootstrap, instead opting for a simple CSS file included in index.html.

The most “interesting” thing is the use of form-serialize for form submission. I plan to write a small article about that soon.

Milestone

Obviously that app isn’t going to change the world, but it was fun building it and I learned a lot. I plan to make this my “Hello World” of new technologies, I.e. migrate this first when I start React-Native or Xamarin.

Feedback Wanted

Please let me know if you have comments below, or on twitter.

2 Responses to “My First Web App Deployed – Meeting Cost”

  1. Haha. Matt, I swung by after your comment on my site and I have to say this is gold. I can’t count the number of meetings I’ve been in at work where overly paid execs have gone around in circles and agreed nothing. I reckon you’ve got a great viral tool here BUT here’s my suggestion. Stand up a site that talks about productivity tips or how to manage meetings effectively. Give away a downloadable checklist in return for an email and start growing an email list.

    This reminds me of “buzzword bingo” that did it’s round on the internet about a decade ago.

    • I’m going to put some thought into this. Not something I’ve ever considered, but from the bits of reading I’ve done already, it sounds like something I should be doing. Thanks for the suggestion.

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