Reservator is an open source meeting room display system for tablets. Mount your tablet next to your meeting rooms door, install Reservator and you’re good to go! Reservator uses your Google calendar’s resources for booking so you can use it, for example, for conference rooms, classrooms or for lending a video projector. While using Reservator, you can still book rooms normally through Google Calendar. You can also use the application for reserving other meeting rooms within your company.
- Google Apps for Work or Education
- Shared resources on the account
No additional license required!
Reservator works with Google apps.
You can instantly book a meeting room with Reservator. You can also view the rooms calendar and book a meeting somewhere in the future. Simply pick the time and enter your name and it’s booked.
The display will be green if the room is available, yellow if a meeting is about to start soon and red if it’s reserved. With this information you can quickly decide what conference room you want to use by just walking around.
This application is published under the BSD license. You can find Reservator’s source code from https://github.com/futurice/meeting-room-tablet. Feel free to contribute to this application. If you have any questions, comments or feedback you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This application was developed as an internal system within Futurice. Reservator is actively used at every Futurice office. It was open sourced as a part of Futurice’s open source program called the Summer of Love. You can find more information about Summer of Love at http://blog.futurice.com/summer-of-love-of-open-source.
Setting up Reservator
We recommend setting up a unique Google account for the tablet itself.
After syncing your account with your tablet, Reservator will automatically seek meeting rooms from the account. See help for sharing resources at https://support.google.com/a/answer/1034381?hl=en. You can also find help for creating calendars for shared resources at https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/34584?hl=en.
Booking rooms with the tablet requires syncing other employees to the account's address book contacts. When the person who is reserving the room types their name to the field before the reserve button, a dropdown menu will appear. After selecting the correct name, the person is able to book the room with their name. The names are collected from the account's address book.
Futurice is a lean service creation company with offices in Helsinki, Tampere, Berlin and London. You can find more information about Futurice at http://www.futurice.com.