BOSTON, MA — August 12, 2012 —TimeTrade®, the global market leader in online appointment scheduling for business, today announced a major upgrade of its TimeTrade product suite to include support for appointment setting for users of Apple’s Mac computers and Apple mobile devices including iPad and iPhone. This new release fully integrates iCal, Outlook, and Google personal calendars and allows these calendars to interconnect and offer coordinated real-time online scheduling availability and personal published availability simultaneously for everyone in a company or on a business team.
TimeTrade enables businesses to offer 24/7 staff availability to prospects and customers on a managed basis. TimeTrade lets individuals and business teams publish their time availability for online access while at the same time keeping their personal iCal, Outlook, or Google calendars private and controlled. Appointments are offered through e-mails, websites, and social media, then automatically confirmed and synced to the calendar of the right person. TimeTrade also co-ordinates and synchronizes time availability on a pooled basis by monitoring calendars in real time and offering up to the second availability for members of businesses or social networks.
“Pew Internet reports that more than half of U.S. mobile phone users regularly use their phones to go online, and that number is only going to increase,’ said Paul Gillin, award-winning author of The New Influencers, and social media marketing and sales thought-leader. “In the post-PC world, people expect to access their productivity tools whenever and wherever they want. Through its support across the Apple, Google, and Microsoft platforms, TimeTrade is taking an important step toward making appointment scheduling a truly seamless process.”
“We’re committed to automating personal and business scheduling needs and at the same time giving people more control over their personal and business lives,” said Gary Ambrosino, President of TimeTrade. “By adding the Apple platforms to the TimeTrade cloud, businesses and organizations finally have a way to get Apple, Microsoft, and Google calendars to interoperate seamlessly with a single self-service appointment scheduling system.”
Pricing, Availability and Support
TimeTrade products for Mac support OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7 (Lion) and the upcoming Mountain Lion release. The iCal Connector for Mac is available now and is included in TimeTrade Personal, Professional and Workgroup Editions for no additional charge. Current users will be automatically upgraded. Users can signup for a no-charge, 14-day trial at: Choose the right solution for your business.
In addition to supporting Apple’s iCal, as the world’s most widely deployed online appointment scheduling solution, TimeTrade enables One-Step Appointment Scheduling™ for users of other leading calendaring, CRM, content management and marketing automation systems including Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Salesforce.com, HubSpot, Marketo, Eloqua and Drupal.
TimeTrade is the world’s leading online appointment scheduling solution for business. World-class companies who’ve deployed TimeTrade’s online self-service appointment scheduling also see significant improvements in customer satisfaction and loyalty. The TimeTrade offers a line of proven online appointment scheduling solutions tailored for the varying needs of individuals, professionals, small businesses, workgroups, retailers, and large enterprises. For more information please visit www.timetrade.com.