San Francisco based startup Weld works with everyday scheduling emails and makes it simple and natural to have conversations about scheduling on your iPhone. Below is our interview with Bill Ferrell, Founder of Weld:
Q: What is Weld?
A: Weld is a productivity application that simplifies complex tasks down to quick actions that you can complete on your iPhone. Weld makes it easy for you to view and interact with scheduling emails by bringing together the context of your calendar with your email – and providing one touch buttons to quickly schedule a meeting and have a conversation to coordinate details. You’ll easily view your calendar, select from suggested times, and confirm meetings in a couple of taps.
Q: How long have you been working on Weld and where did the idea come from?
A: The idea for Weld came to me in 2011 while I was traveling for work. I had a laptop propped on my knee, a smartphone in my pocket and I was thinking — why isn’t my smartphone smart? Why isn’t it bringing me solutions to the tasks I need to accomplish? It knows from my email and my calendar what I need to do – why isn’t giving me a giant button to get what I need to do done. The more I thought about the restrictions of the smartphone – the small size, difficulty searching – I started thinking about the benefit to the user of a system that presents solutions to the tasks the user will need to solve – rather than forcing the user to start from scratch with an empty search box.
We have been working on Weld for about a year now – refining the product, listening to users and now finally sharing Weld with the world. Our passion is developing the tools that make it easy to complete the tasks you must complete – so you can focus on what’s important.
Q: Tell us something more about Weld features?
A: Weld works with everyday scheduling emails and makes it simple and natural to have conversations about scheduling on your iPhone. Weld does this by adding ‘action’ buttons that allow you to quickly process requests and coordinate events in our “Conversation View.”
With “Shared Availability,” you can see when your colleagues, customers, and friends are free to meet. Shared Availability lets you cut down the back and forth. With inline action buttons, you can confirm your availability, add the meeting to the calendar, and send a reply all in a single tap.Activate Social Media: