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Monday, 5 March 2012
Your Coconut, a website for family and class reunions

Have you ever been part of an event such as a family gathering or mini class reunion, and had a hard time finding a particular piece of information for that event?  Often the relevant information will be scattered through many email messages, or maybe someone told you something over the phone.  Was it Bob who sent that information, or was it Jane?  Was it a month ago, or three months ago?  Finding the information you need in email can be a challenge.

My latest project is an attempt to make organizing and retrieving that information easier.  It's a website for a class or family reunion or other gathering called Your Coconut.

It's a place to organize and hold all your information needed for the reunion or other event and share it with your guests.  They can view whatever has been placed there and edit and contribute as well if you choose.

Here's how it works: The organizer of the reunion or gathering can use Your Coconut to set up a page for the gathering.  They can add events and activities, as well as lodging information, flights, rental car, and other miscellaneous information.  They can also invite people.  The invitees will receive an email with a link, and they can click the link to view the page with the information.  They don't even need to sign up for an account.  They can let everone know whether they're planning or attending or not, and you can choose to allow your invitees to contribute and edit the information there.

Your Coconut is still 'alpha', so you might find some missing features, but please feel free to try it out and let me know of your thoughts or comments - you can use the quickie Feedback form at the bottom of the pages at Your Coconut.




Posted by bryanandjean at 11:40 AM PST
Updated: Monday, 5 March 2012 11:42 AM PST

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