I created a site that lets you create and share event times without needing to know about time zones – feedback welcome

I created a site that lets you create and share event times without needing to know about time zones – feedback welcome

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  1. ehmp

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Nice tool!

    Could you please implement the ISO date and 24h time notations. The American way of writing dates and times can be very confusing for non-Americans. 11AM – 12PM – 1PM??? That makes no logical sense.

  2. Frostonn

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    A quick time compare area would be nice. It’s 4pm in EDT, what time is it GMT?

  3. Weather

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This is the most appropriate use of the .zone TLD I’ve seen yet. Good naming choice.

  4. lukaas33

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Nice job.
    You mentioned that you use moment.js for converting between time zones, but how do you get the current timezone? Can JavaScript get the timezone together with the system time or do you use location?
    Also, are you using a framework for your CSS and if so which one?

  5. SU_gr8

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I don’t see the use case. If I’m trying to plan meetings with a team in Europe, I’m going to have to be aware of time zone differences because I can’t just throw something on willy nilly and not consider that 3pm for me might be midnight for them.

    If I wanted to have this time zone thing figured out for me, why wouldn’t I just punch “time zone calculator” into google and use something that doesn’t require me to fill out a form, and that shows me multiple time zone conversions at the same time? In what case would I want to simultaneously (1) invite someone specifically to my event, while (2) not caring what time that event ends up being for them?

    The core requirement of scheduling things across time zones is considering time differences in order to make sure that a proposed time is reasonable for everyone. If I didn’t care about time zones whatsoever, why wouldn’t I just send people the event time in my local time zone and just leave them to type “3 PM PST in CST” into google?

    And for that reason, I’m out.

  6. reesebreischaft

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    It looks awesome!

    It would have been nice like two months ago. I live in Indiana, and my family got invited to a wedding right on the border of EST and CST. The invite was in EST (unlabeled of course) but the church was actually in Central Time. Losing story short, my mom and aunt missed the wedding by an hour. I tried calling them, they thought I was trolling.

  7. sfcpfc

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This is nice and all, but why do you need a whole backend for it? Just make the user enter a date and convert it to an Unix timestamp, then add it to the URL. When the second user comes, take the timestamp from the URL and show the time in their local timezone.

    That way you have a static, serverless website that you can even host free of charge on github pages.

  8. TheKrs1

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I can’t get it to work past [this part?](http://imgur.com/Yifsj9F)

  9. HiddenFremen

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    It’s blocked at work, but is it like [Time and Date](https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html)?

  10. Tooluka

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    It autodetects me as in Europe but shows American time with am/pm. Also, please expand months selector to show previous-current-next months simultaneously, it is really helpful on sites where it is implemented.

  11. mfb-

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    If I don’t know about time zones and prepare a meeting at 10 am in Europe, people in the US (1 am – 4 am) will hate me. I have to save the event before I can see that on the website, and then I can’t change the date.

    A preview would be nice. “If I choose this time, what does that mean for X?” Ideally you can choose 2-3 locations and then it updates the time automatically if you adjust the event time(s).

  12. legosexual

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Cool project. I’d just use facebook but it’s a good reason for you to get out and program. Also love the domain name!

  13. Ryix_UO

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Or use UTC like you should be doing for international date time formatting… Game publishers I’m looking at you.

  14. iamapizza

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

  15. call_da_ambalampss

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Is there a way to search for timezones? Instead of scrolling through the list?

    I was on mobile and didn’t see the ability to search.

  16. agree2cookies

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Interface wise, it’s a little confusing that both the event and the event group have a name field. Also, the timezone dropdown sometimes gave me a red “this field is required” message even after I filled it.

  17. teslas_notepad

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Over at r/BadMovies we host 2 daily movies and have marathons a few times a month, people who watch are from all over the place, will see today what they think of scheduling with this.

  18. jbhv12

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    That’s very clever naming choice! Nice job!

  19. winggar

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This is really helpful! Some of my Esperanto buddies live on the other side of the world, and I know only one other person in my timezone there. This will really help coordinate stuff! Thanks!

  20. ArtificialDragon

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Very nice solid work and minimalistic – I like it!

  21. Geomancer74

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This pleases me

  22. fix-all-the-things

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    When I saw this, my first thought was SWATCH TIME IS BACK BITCHES!

    I was both excited and scared at the same time.

  23. jmdugan

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    others have made very strong arguments that we could eliminate time zones entirely of everyone used it (GMT) time.

    this would mean every location would have a different norm of when the sun rises and sets, and when the day light time was, BUT everyone on the planet would agree on the time when an event occurs — no translation!

    it would be great if you could sit this vision, and put events into UTC time when you email and when you write the page on create.

  24. aviolentkill

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Very cool website I am curious how do you handle all the daylight savings stuff??

  25. arieljoc

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Do you test APIs?

  26. LozzieWills

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Google Calendar integration? 🙂

  27. DevilsShad0w

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Maybe the Time Now search could filter just by inputting a city, instead of having to do [region]/[city]. So like, just searching London in that filter shows Europe/London

  28. Horkrux

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Immediately thought of Tom Scott’s “The Problem with Timezones” (from the programmers side) :

    https://youtu.be/-5wpm-gesOY

  29. fluffykerfuffle1

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    this is great …will use next time i need to know this stuff. thanks

  30. Excess

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Hey, if you want to promote this I suggest setting up when the next Game of Thrones episode is going to air and use it as an example. I could’ve used it last sunday.

  31. AllanOcelot

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    So how do I view events?
    Or is there simply no data.

    I think it would be cool if it was more of a ‘heres a list of things happening on the internet, heres the time it happens where you are, a short description, image and link to event’.

    Then I’d check back once a week to see if there were events/radio shows/youtubers doing things that week

  32. Liber_Vive

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    How do you deal with the half hour and 45 minute time zones and daylight savings or do you just get their current time via JavaScript?

  33. humansubjects

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    It thinks I’m in PST, but I’m in Hawaii.

  34. PebblesPotatoes

    July 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Wow that’s really neat! Well done!

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