Tungle attacks the calendar coordination problem

At the Under the Radar event, Tungle introduced a beta version what it describes as a peer-to-peer meeting coordinator. Users with different calendaring solutions can coordinate meetings independent of application or platform, according to the company.

At the Under the Radar event, Tungle introduced a beta version what it describes as a peer-to-peer meeting coordinator. Users with different calendaring solutions can coordinate meetings independent of application or platform, according to the company. Tungle uses a proprietary, secure and enterprise-friendly P2P network and requires a download plug in.

 


Prior to sending a meeting request, Tungle will present a view of the times when invitees are free or busy, regardless of the time management or groupware solution in use. This is quite useful, given how difficult it is to schedule meeting across companies and different platforms. Tungle will suggest times and support different levels of access, no sharing, share availability and the ability to have the application suggest times, without displaying availability.

Tungle is free and in limited beta, but the initial release integrates only with Outlook 2003 and doesn't support all the promised features, such as desktop synchronization. Other versions of Outlook, Google Calendar and other solutions will be added this year, as well as premium services that will have an annual fee. 

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