September Meeting and Helpful Links

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Meetings will be held every 3rd Monday of each month. The location will most likely be changing, but until we have a new location they will continue to be held at the Friends Meetinghouse. The next meeting will be October 21, 2013, all are welcome! There will be a potluck starting at 6:00pm, followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm; come for both or just the meeting, whichever works best for you.

The mobile app was discussed, this is very new so don’t hesitate to contact hOurworld if you come across anything not working correctly or if you have any questions. If you don’t feel comfortable contacting them yourself please let us know and we will relay the information.

There is also still some concern on how to use the Time and Talents software. I have included some helpful links to hopefully answer some questions.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or get confused.

While we continue on the logo and mission statement a template for temporary business cards have been created, you can download the template here. Print them out and spread the word! The marketing committee is hard at work getting everything done for the logo and we are lucky to have Marc on board from Marc Laucks and Company, Inc. helping with the design.

We are still in need for some alternate meeting locations, the meeting house doesn’t heat well so once it starts getting cold we may want somewhere warmer.  So, if anyone has some ideas, please let us know.

Helpful Links:

Software FAQ

Printable Members Help Guide

Printable Quick Start Guide

hOurworld goes Mobile!

Yesterday the news was shared that hOurworld has gone mobile, and if you are anything like me that is very exciting news!

I’m not often near a computer but I always have my phone. I took the time to download the app and play around a bit, so I thought I’d share just how easy it is to use. The app is available in both apple and android markets, Gracie shared an email and post yesterday that had a link. They link was for a survey, fill out the survey (you get a half hour for doing so) and at the end you will see links for the app. You could just search for the app, but why not take the time and gain a half hour?

On to the app… (Yes, all the images are screen shots from my iphone)


App from Apple Store

Once you download the app, you just need to enter your log in, or you can even join if you haven’t already done so. Once you enter, you can see new messages, offers, requests and even your profile.



I searched offers and requests, I took the time to respond to a request as well as add my own request. You can even log your hours right through the app.



When responding to a request, it will redirect you directly to your email. So that’s simple. What I did find frustrating was when I wrote my own request it doesn’t drop down, meaning it is shown as one long line of text. This made it really hard to edit and review what I wrote. (So yes my request has some grammar and spelling errors.) I also couldn’t go back and edit the request after I posted it, or at least I could figure it out this morning.


If you are a member of a group, you can send messages to your fellow group members. You can email individuals directly, you really can do everything you could online on the app. I know, personally, I will use the app way more than the website.  I do most things through apps, this blog, my personal blog, emails, social networking…basically everything. So with that being said, play around with it…let us know what you think! 

Mobile App Available!!

Hi all,

The mobile apps are HERE! The survey link below will lead you to the download
links for the apps. Thank You in advance for your participation and
dedication to time banking. We are VERY excited to provide this brand new

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a team of researchers at
the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and the Pennsylvania State
University (PSU) to conduct scientific research into timebanking. Their goal
is to understand timebanking practices and the role that technology plays
in enabling them and to develop new innovative technologies to make it
much easier to do and more popular. The hOurworld founders and software
architects have agreed to support this research, so we are requesting
members’ input to help us understand your practices and needs better.

Your honest and unvarnished feedback will greatly benefit your community
and the timebanking movement in general, so please tell us what you really
think, including being critical.

Below is the survey link, and in it you’ll be pointed to links where you
can download a new mobile timebanking app at the end of the survey. You
can add half an hour to your local hOurworld exchange account for completing
this survey.

Thank you very much for your generous help!