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Open Source Beauty Salon Appointment Scheduler CMS

My mum runs a beauty salon and i am building her business a website. I have minimal (but am able to tweak) html/css/php skills but am learning as i go.
I wish to create an online appointment system on the website that may be eventually also integrated into the facebook page and iphone/android apps.

But for now, most important is that it is clean and simple for the client to book treatment/massage/therapy on a time/day/date ahead and pay for it using either a credit card, paypal or maybe even coupon code. Already booked times need to show as such on the website.
I also need the end-user, my mum and her employees to be able to easily administrate it (ie. intuitive, clean).
A paid system that seems to most match it (at a glance) is  http://www.hitappoint.com which is a 1 time fee of $120. If i cant find an open source solution i think i will go with this. I'm not attracted to any recurring billing product.

An open source scheduler i found was http://supercali.inforest.com/documentation.php but looks to need alot of tinkering and doesn't come with commerce.
My question is can ocPortal accomplish this system with its Calendar and Commerce and allow me to strip unneeded features?


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No ocPortal couldn't do this out of the box I'm afraid. As a general-purpose CMS, ocPortal's features are generic whilst this is a very specific eCommerce application you need. If $120 is the cost to get something that closely matches your need, that's a real bargain and I'd jump at it; a new build on top of a CMS would be at least a few thousand dollars for at least a weeks work by an experienced developer.


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Thanks Chris for putting this into perspective for me.
My excitement for all things open source is probably getting ahead of me here.
I see open source popping up everywhere but need to appreciate the time it takes to develop these systems more.
Ive found complete medical appointment systems (no web client side), paid recurring general systems but nothing specific to my need.
If i had the skills i would begin the undertaking of developing a system for this need. But for now, i think i will take your advice and convince mum that it will pay for itself easy. 120 is cheap i think too, as it has a lifetime of updates too, but i just need to make it specific to my need but it looks good. Once i learn more php and dev skills i will start contributing to open source projects that interest me. I appreciate your time to reply.
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Refreshingly honest!

I wish you the very best of luck in your quest, and your project.

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Thanks guys :)
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jammaster said

Open Source Beauty Salon Appointment Scheduler CMS

My mum runs a beauty salon and i am building her business a website. I have minimal (but am able to tweak) html/css/php skills but am learning as i go.
I wish to create an online appointment system on the website that may be eventually also integrated into the facebook page and iphone/android apps.

But for now, most important is that it is clean and simple for the client to book treatment/massage/therapy on a time/day/date ahead and pay for it using either a credit card, paypal or maybe even coupon code. Already booked times need to show as such on the website.
I also need the end-user, my mum and her employees to be able to easily administrate it (ie. intuitive, clean).
A paid system that seems to most match it (at a glance) is  http://www.hitappoint.com which is a 1 time fee of $120. If i cant find an open source solution i think i will go with this. I'm not attracted to any recurring billing product.

An open source scheduler i found was http://supercali.inforest.com/documentation.php but looks to need alot of tinkering and doesn't come with commerce.
My question is can ocPortal accomplish this system with its Calendar and Commerce and allow me to strip unneeded features?

Hi Jammaster, I really hope your still checking these forms?

I'm in a similar situation and wish to begin building an open-source salon booking system for beauty salon.

Would you consider working together on this project? I'm currently studying at Northumbria University and have set-up a project on Git-hub: https://github.com/chrisjsimpson/salon-booking-guru

I share your need for it to be simple. My skills include database design (I've worked on a basic ERD already) and php. However, I suck at design…

Please do get back in contact :)

Regards
Chris


ps- my apologise to ocportal.com for rudely jumping onto your forum I wish you all very well!
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Chris said

ps- my apologise to ocportal.com for rudely jumping onto your forum I wish you all very well!

Chris, I don't think the developers of ocPortal, nor the members of this Forum will consider it rude or impolite of you to pursue this idea first raised by jammaster in these forums.

Hey, there have been trolls in here that can give you a Uni-type education on 'rude'.

Like I said to jammaster just over a year ago, I wish you guys all the very best of luck in your project!

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Although I only poked at it briefly… Couldn't the new ocportal booking system esentially accomplish this? I mean resource could be a salon chair no? or maybe I am missing something?
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Chris said

jammaster said

Open Source Beauty Salon Appointment Scheduler CMS

My mum runs a beauty salon and i am building her business a website. I have minimal (but am able to tweak) html/css/php skills but am learning as i go.
I wish to create an online appointment system on the website that may be eventually also integrated into the facebook page and iphone/android apps.

But for now, most important is that it is clean and simple for the client to book treatment/massage/therapy on a time/day/date ahead and pay for it using either a credit card, paypal or maybe even coupon code. Already booked times need to show as such on the website.
I also need the end-user, my mum and her employees to be able to easily administrate it (ie. intuitive, clean).
A paid system that seems to most match it (at a glance) is  http://www.hitappoint.com which is a 1 time fee of $120. If i cant find an open source solution i think i will go with this. I'm not attracted to any recurring billing product.

An open source scheduler i found was http://supercali.inforest.com/documentation.php but looks to need alot of tinkering and doesn't come with commerce.
My question is can ocPortal accomplish this system with its Calendar and Commerce and allow me to strip unneeded features?

Hi Jammaster, I really hope your still checking these forms?

I'm in a similar situation and wish to begin building an open-source salon booking system for beauty salon.

Would you consider working together on this project? I'm currently studying at Northumbria University and have set-up a project on Git-hub: https://github.com/chrisjsimpson/salon-booking-guru

I share your need for it to be simple. My skills include database design (I've worked on a basic ERD already) and php. However, I suck at design…

Please do get back in contact :)

Regards
Chris


ps- my apologise to ocportal.com for rudely jumping onto your forum I wish you all very well!

Hi Chris!

I've googled your answer to the idea of creating a nice booking system in PHP from scratch. Tried to download your sources from github, but it seems you just created it and the files are empty. I'm happy to jump into the project and give you a hand if you're still up for it.

Reach me dolphy17 at gmail dot com.

Cheers
Dolphy
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Chris said

jammaster said

Open Source Beauty Salon Appointment Scheduler CMS

My mum runs a beauty salon and i am building her business a website. I have minimal (but am able to tweak) html/css/php skills but am learning as i go.
I wish to create an online appointment system on the website that may be eventually also integrated into the facebook page and iphone/android apps.

But for now, most important is that it is clean and simple for the client to book treatment/massage/therapy on a time/day/date ahead and pay for it using either a credit card, paypal or maybe even coupon code. Already booked times need to show as such on the website.
I also need the end-user, my mum and her employees to be able to easily administrate it (ie. intuitive, clean).
A paid system that seems to most match it (at a glance) is  http://www.hitappoint.com which is a 1 time fee of $120. If i cant find an open source solution i think i will go with this. I'm not attracted to any recurring billing product.

An open source scheduler i found was http://supercali.inforest.com/documentation.php but looks to need alot of tinkering and doesn't come with commerce.
My question is can ocPortal accomplish this system with its Calendar and Commerce and allow me to strip unneeded features?
Hi Jammaster, I really hope your still checking these forms?

I'm in a similar situation and wish to begin building an open-source salon booking system for beauty salon.

Would you consider working together on this project? I'm currently studying at Northumbria University and have set-up a project on Git-hub: https://github.com/chrisjsimpson/salon-booking-guru

I share your need for it to be simple. My skills include database design (I've worked on a basic ERD already) and php. However, I suck at design…

Please do get back in contact

Regards
Chris


ps- my apologise to ocportal.com for rudely jumping onto your forum I wish you all very well!
Hi Chris!

I've googled your answer to the idea of creating a nice booking system in PHP from scratch. Tried to download your sources from github, but it seems you just created it and the files are empty. I'm happy to jump into the project and give you a hand if you're still up for it.

Reach me dolphy17 at gmail dot com.

Cheers
Dolphy
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Like the original poster (jammaster) I dislike 'subscription' options for something like this, and your link points to an on-line effort that asks for just that!

Had another trawl of HotScripts and stumbled upon calendarix which looks promising. I'm going to give it a run, and if it 'fits' ocPortal and doesn't cause any conflicts with the built-in calendar module I may come back here and recommend it as a temporary alternative until the 'Booking Form' module has been completed - or even sponsored!

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Hi All,
Is it finally with anyone start with the project? Or already finished and share with us.  I also want to build one as the market standard product is not really fit the needs.
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Based on your requirement, i think you should try https://www.agriya.com/products/appointment-booking-script

It helps to create any type of appointment booking website in short duration of time.
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