[SXSW] I saw Tungle the first time when the Canada-based company launched at Demo in Spring 2007, and Richard Zeidel, VP Strategic Alliances, showed me a demo at SXSW where the company announced its Open API. Tungle is a scheduling and calendar sharing application with a social networking component; it synchronizes with most online calendars such as Google Calendar, Outlook, Lotus Notes, iCal, and Entourage.
Tungle makes meeting organization a lot easier by offering a personal calendar page on the web, accessible from email via a link: on the person profile page you can see the available slots and select the perfect time quickly, then you add your personal info and it will be sent to other attendees via email, no need to sign in to get this done. (see photo gallery or video demo after the jump).
In Tungle, users can add a layer of restricted time on top of their Google or iCal schedule displayed on their profile page. According to the company, the average time needed to book a 30 minutes meeting is 15 minutes, and Tungle brought it down to 2 minutes and a half! The Tungle widget allows individuals to display their availability on a corporate website page and receive meetings requests from anyone, and this cool feature is specifically useful for speakers at conferences (see picture below).
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