In a recent article by the Times of San Diego, a recent startup out of San Diego, Crowd Clock was asked five questions about the company and how it was founded. Entrepreneur, Yashar Ahmadpour was tired of making appointments and decided to fix his problem by developing an application that would do it for him. He created his company Crowd Clock as cloud-based, independent appointment setting tool that can actually be integrated into many different applications. He initially started the company when his father, a physician, was complaining about how there is no efficient way for his patients to book times to come into the office. People would call the office, but calls be be lost and the whole process was very disorganized and frustrating for both parties. Because of the problems his father was having, Crowd Clock was born. When asked about how the app “relieves the pain” of setting appointments for its users, Ahmadpour responds by saying that the app not only sets appointment times but takes a more comprehensive look at the schedule of the user, Does the user have any other appointments today? What else do they have going on? The CrowdClock app takes all of these factors into consideration and presents the best times available for you and your schedule. The Crowd Clock team recently did a silent release of the app to the Apple App Store where it served as a sort of case study to see what type of appointments people make on a daily basis. Are they making appointments with businesses or friends? These are the type of questions that the company is asking themselves and from there they are better able to develop the application to work better for everyone. Moving forward the company is working on a new secret project that will be out later one. It will be interesting to see if people use this app and if it will grow in popularity.