Real life needs here:
I, and probably thousands of others, would love it access to the parameters that are passed along in the calendar sync.
For example, if I want to ask Siri when I work next, it has no clue because my schedule says HOTSCHEDULES: Location (which is long): PIZZA, as the title. Not something I can edit down to a personal and manageable name like Work: Pizza. I don’t want to ask Siri when I hotschedules next, which she will misunderstand and open the app or something silly instead.
In addition we have been limited to default alert settings, unless one wants to edit every separate event. It’s nice to get a buzz at say 15 and 5 before, and the time of event. Those parameters are easy to edit in a script that applies to every event BEFORE the sync, but a nightmare after.
If any of this gets read and addressed y’all might as well allow other fields to transfer, say the street address of work, which allows our phones to calculate travel time on the fly with less user friction. This is a no brainer nowadays. Much less excuse to be late or show up at the wrong location or some such excuse. But also convenient for those of us who mostly keep it better.
Someone needs to develop a form/script within the calendar sync settings that allows these parameters to be manipulated. In the meantime the feature is a workflow nightmare that’s hard to go without so we deal with it anyway.
I paid for this app hoping the settings would be more robust than the google calendar sync offered on the website. Maybe that option works well in a different software environment but it comes with all the same problems when the original content from HotSchedules is poorly formatted to real world needs, or missing.
this app is utter garbage. if i could give it zero stars, i would. i’ve used this app for a year now & each update has always made the app slightly less usable. however, this most recent update has made it so i cannot use the app at all. after the update, i opened the app to find it didnt show any of my shifts on the calender view, everything was just blank. when i tapped each day, it would say “no information available.” i thought logging out & logging back in would be helpful but it only made it worse. now whenever i try to log in, the app says “internal system error” & refuses to log me in. then when i quit the app & reopen it again, it seems i’ve been logged in except it only shows me the settings page & nothing else. now i cannot even see the days of the week at all. i don’t understand how this app has such high ratings. the company behind this app needs to make major improvements immediately. using this app has always been frustrating but after this horrible update i sincerely regret ever paying for it at all.
This app is frustratingly slow considering it’s a paid app. To make matters worse, quite frequently the app will simply refuse to load. That means no schedule, no messages, no nothing. Considering this is my job and not an app I use for leisure, I need it to, at the very least, function. Load times are one thing but when I cannot see what time my shift starts then I begin to wonder why I paid for this app.
EDIT: took this from a 2 star to a 1 star because every update they release seems to make the app even less intuitive and slower to load than before. I truly am curious what they are using all the earnings from app sales on. One would think an app that provides so little information could not possibly fail to load so consistently. Bravo Hot Schedules. Bravo.
Hotschedules is very bad and not good. Never have I used an app that is so not good. When it works, it's fine. I work for a restaurant and I'm able to see my schedule for the coming weeks if I'm able to log on, which is great because that's what I paid $2.99 for.
HOWEVER, 20-30% of the time I open the app, I'm hit with a never ending loading screen or a "ERR: SERVER CAN NOT BE REACHED", and this only seems to happen when I desperately need to check my schedule to clear up plans or get a shift covered. Hogwash!! Blasphemy!! How can they get away with this?
I'm coming for you, HotSchedules. I hope you're ready to die.
The overall user experience feels clunky & inorganic . Maybe the devs are not fluent in iOS .
Does not feel like a concept native to the work flow of an app developed from the ground up for use on iOS ; rather it feels like it may have been a web based app with a fresh coat of just enough iOS paint to make it accessible to the billions of iOS users .
For the $3 , I expect a dev team to create & provide a smooth , flowing experience that operates like other apps native to in iOS ecosystem , not something clunky from another galaxy , viewed through some window ,
With an obstructed view .
So there’s been a lot of updating of the app recently. For the longest time the app had performance issues: not loading, taking forever, other general bugs. While a lot of the changes appear to be cosmetic on the surface, I’ve noticed the app appears to be running much more smoothly now. I do wish the developers would settle on one cosmetic interface, but understand sometimes minute cosmetic details change during the process of making the app better. Keep it up, and if the app settles into a great state this 4 becomes a 5
Out of your million updates, this last one is by far the worst. I can’t even use the app. Immediately upon opening, several of the exact same error message pop up. All of which you have to click closed to finally get to your empty home screen. I was able to get to the support tab, and I literally laughed when I saw that the support page also contained an error message. Having to purchase and use this app was not by choice. This needs to be fixed.
If your work has the option to use homebase and they use this instead you might wanna back out. This app is terrible. Load times can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes just to see your schedule. As of right now i have perfect internet access and the app wont even let me in. Im pretty sure I work in a few days but I have no clue because it wont load. Do not trust this app to be a reliable schedule. It rarely even works.
I’ve been using this app for about 8 years and have never had a problem until just recently. Ever since the iPhone came out with “dark mode” I have been experiencing problem after problem. They fix one thing and something else goes wrong. Also the time it takes for my schedule to load or navigate through has increased tremendously. HotSchedules is such a handy app when working properly. I hope they can resolve all the issues.
Week by week month by month, this app has great potential but I don’t understand what is going on behind the scenes. The updates keep making the app more difficult to use. Changing things that shouldn’t be changed. And talk about a slow working app, constantly struggling to load, freezing. We are all paying for this app to underperform. How about you take some of that money and make this app work up to its potential.