Staffjoy V2

Text message based employee scheduling app

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Philip I. Thomas
@philipithomas · Co-Founder @ Staffjoy
Staffjoy is back on Product Hunt to launch the V2 of our work schedules application. We stepped back last this year to look at why many businesses still run on pen and paper. We found that offline scheduling was a symptom of deeper communication issues.

Staffjoy V2 is a ground-up rewrite that focuses on sharing work schedules in less time. We do this by sending text messages to workers that tell them their schedules and notify them of changes.

We chose to focus on text messages after doing user studies with restaurants. We found that many workers lacked email addresses, and operated on prepaid phones. Managers would text them photos of the schedule because it was the best way to reach them. To simplify things, we chose to automate this process.

Moving forward, we will focus on improving the core scheduling experience. We plan to use text messages to engage directly with employees and create flexibility. We also have started integrating scheduling with other business tools. To do that, we will announce our first integration partners later this month in order to further our goal of lessening the burden for business owners.

Finally, today we're announcing a $1.2M round of funding led by Caffeinated Capital! More details are available on VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/1...

If you have any questions, let us know!

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Philip I. Thomas
@philipithomas · Co-Founder @ Staffjoy
Staffjoy is back on Product Hunt to launch the V2 of our work schedules application. We stepped back last this year to look at why many businesses still run on pen and paper. We found that offline scheduling was a symptom of deeper communication issues Staffjoy V2 is a ground-up rewrite that focuses on sharing work schedules in less time. We do this by... Show More
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Austin Sandmeyer
@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
Awesome work Staffjoy team! @philipithomas & @kootommy! This iteration is really powerful and reaches a segment of the population that doesn't always get to be connected to their work the way many individuals are. Great job! Do you guys ever see yourself building out more into the scheduling ecosystem? Time-Off Requests, Sick Leave, etc.?
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Jack Smith
@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
Congrats on the new launch. How many companies did you speak to doing customer research for this v2? I understand that you went to meet a few
Justin Dobson
@dobbergram · Investment Banking, National Bank
Congrats to you and your new partners on launching v2 @philipithomas & @kootommy! The text message approach is simple yet makes so much sense. Well done guys.
Erik Torenberg
@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Congrats @Philipithomas @kootommy and team! What's the most surprising thing you learned in v1 that you've incorporated into V2?
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