YEC member company DIALS launched a new calendar-based mobile app for iOS and wearables. It reinvents the traditional "list view" of appointments into an elegantly designed dial. Events are imposed on a clock to give you a comprehensive, easy-to-read overview of your day.
The concept for the app came when member Thomas Scriven, CEO of DIALS, missed an important meeting. He sat down with his co-founder that day for lunch, and the two discussed their frustration with mobile "list view" calendars. Scriven pointed to his watch and said, "Why can't my calendar be as easy to read as this? It's just how I understand time."
He suspected many others may relate, and they fleshed out the idea for DIALS for two hours on the restaurant's paper tablecloth.
The DIALS calendar has a three-color system that allows you to see the time requirements of your day at a glance: red for meetings (locational), yellow for calls and green for tasks. It's designed for small, hard-to-read interfaces like iPhones and wearables. The app integrates contacts, location and maps, and provides real-time meeting changes, in-app alerts, countdowns to upcoming events and in-app chat with other attendees. It can even sync with multiple Google calendars or iCloud accounts.
DIALS tech was used to power the official app for the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour, starring Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer last summer, and received praise from the renowned speaker and author, Tony Robbins, and from Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit.