The latest Web 2.0 app to gain oooh’s and aahh’s is 30boxes.com, an online calendar app. It’s just launched an open beta (Is there ANY web app that actually launched as a beta and has publicly said it’s out of that phase. I’m looking at you Google & Flickr.) Functionality is rich in some respects in that it’s purely web based but light in others. For example it can pick up any rss feed – Flickr, your website feed etc and link the images and posts to the day they were published. Equally it has strong support for import and export of data and also tagging support.
But why can’t the tags and hence the appointment be coloured? No pda support? Do I really want to share my calendar with everyone? Good for a small workgroup or business but not too practical for me to be sharing my calendar with everyone else although I don’t have to share – it’s just a much lauded feature of this app that I won’t use.
Still – early days and it is a beta so I’m hoping there is much to come including a bigger server as it’s currently swamped. I love little touches like entering appointments in english and it works out when the appointment is. Neat.