Watchbill: Alternative Analysis
Assume operation behind a somewhat porous firewall. Data is not limited, personal-identification, or otherwise noteworthy. Security mainly needed to control authorization to edit. Should be possible to shift to fully secured communications for both read-only and edit in future.
Assume a packaged solution is desired, backed by a stable, mature development team. Or that the solution is so simple that it can be run for years at a time with a vanilla Linux-Apache installation.
Web Search using "watchbill", "duty roster", "shift roster","employee scheduling".
Findings: The general idea is well-recognized. Making special software (vs using a spreadsheet) is considered useful enough that it has been done repeatedly. It is simple enough that it has repeatedly been done a shareware. It is typically not done for web and geographically dispersed communities, though the brownbear examples show it is readily done.
Currently using MS Excel spreadsheets, printed at LD office and posted there or copied and handed out when volunteers arrive to collect dorrbelling packets.
This is provided as a web-based service. http://www.brownbearsw.com/freecal/pages/public_list.html Doesn't appear that the software can be installed elsewhere.
Develop a new web-based project.
Develop new project.
Creator: Harry George