April 11 2010
Time is money: Quantify wasted meetings with Dollar Clock
My friend and I were throwing around ideas for iPhone apps, and one of his suggestions was a timer for meetings. Time is money, and we’ve all experienced meetings that waste both. Launch it, and the app starts counting up, displaying the cumulative cost of the meeting. I submitted it to the App Store in February under Dollar Clock as a free app, and it’s had 700 downloads to date.
Dollar Clock is very simple. Just pick the number of people and their pay, and the app starts counting. It remembers when it started, so you can quit the app and relaunch it later. And it tweets, via Tweetie and Twitterrific: “$394 at a 5-person meeting #timeismoney”.