We spoke with Co-planning founder, Boramy Gau, about building an online scheduling app for the supervisors to internally assign working shifts to their employees. Although Gau has extensive background in finance and project management, he did not know how to code back in 2016. After discovering no-code platforms like Bubble, Gau was able to easily build his idea and develop.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
Let say that you’re an office manager trying to assign remote and office shifts evenly between employees. It’s a hot topic right now because of the COVID-19. If you have four employees, the team is easily manageable. When you have 15 employees, how do you do? Co-planning is the perfect solution! And I’m not saying that because I’m the creator.
Co-planning is an online scheduling app. It helps you to generate optimal employee schedules with multiple shifts, subject to sets of constraints and staffing requirements. The big plus of Co-planning; it is entirely free. Its objective is to help everybody during the pandemic like restaurant managers, chief physicians, and others!
How does your app work?
Simply register and become a planning superhero in a second! Or don’t...And try to sort things out on Microsoft Excel by coloring cells!
The Co-planning interface has been simplified at its maximum: create a project, add employees, define staffing requirements, set constraints, and click “Get result”. That’s all! The algorithm will generate the most efficient planning among employees to fit your needs.
What’s under the hood? A secret Python solving algorithm is running on a cloud server. And of course, a top-notch interface built with Bubble calls the solving script.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I just found my first email from Bubble: January 1st in 2016. It wasn’t in the morning. I’ve been monitoring tech products for some time through Product Hunt. As my initial background was in finance and project management, I couldn’t code anything by myself. But I still wanted to turn my ideas into reality. I found Bubble, and it was the perfect fit as the solution was the most advanced at the time.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
Bubble is still the most advanced solution for me. The community is incredibly helpful and kind.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
Co-planning is one man’s project: modelization, cloud integration, UX, etc. I’m simply pleased to have been able to release a tech product that can help others.
What are your future plans for your app?
Thinking hard, doing nothing, expecting to win the lottery, and sometimes making some jokes. So, no plan for the moment. If you want to think with me, just write to me!
Learn more about Co-planning: Website
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