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Would you/your company be interested in a Mincha reminder and check-in system?

Would be nice but only if it's free
11 (78.6%)
Yes, we would be happy to pay a monthly fee of maximum $10
1 (7.1%)
Yes, we would be happy to pay a monthly fee of maximum $20
0 (0%)
Yes, we would be happy to pay a monthly fee of maximum $25
1 (7.1%)
No thanks, we manage very well without a "system" or we use a "traditional" system
1 (7.1%)

Total Members Voted: 14

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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2019, 12:38:53 PM »
What's the Twilio cost?
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2019, 12:41:56 PM »
What's the Twilio cost?
They have a calculator,
And it can technically use other providers
I'm also looking into sharing the code on GitHub and as a docker image
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2019, 02:42:44 PM »
They have a calculator,
And it can technically use other providers
I'm also looking into sharing the code on GitHub and as a docker image
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2019, 05:24:32 PM »
It wouldn't be priced for profit only to sustain as mentioned
If just to sustain (and hoping it grows and you have more Minyanim using it), it might be easier to look for sponsorship (monthly / annually) as a L'Zechus or Leilui Nishmat thing (add a little line at the bottom of the "Mincha Confirmed" text (either every day or once a week) who it's in honor of that period).

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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2019, 05:28:35 PM »
did anyone look at this? It seems like itís free?
https://minyanmaker.co/s/Chabad_Niagara

http://www.minyan10.com/bethshalomkc/signup.php

Not sure if either of this are related to this - minyanmaker.org - which is not free, but charges the shul/org using it.

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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2019, 11:01:41 AM »
At my office, 1 guy sends out an Outlook calendar each day. I've done it some days in his absence. It takes 2 minutes to create a new event and c/p the attendee group into the "to" field. The bigger issue is chasing down the 10 people since ppl tend to not respond.

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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2019, 11:27:20 AM »
At my office, 1 guy sends out an Outlook calendar each day. I've done it some days in his absence. It takes 2 minutes to create a new event and c/p the attendee group into the "to" field. The bigger issue is chasing down the 10 people since ppl tend to not respond.
Text messages work better
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2020, 06:06:30 PM »
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2020, 11:29:38 PM »
https://github.com/minchaminder/sms-mincha
Now we need the secret dd sms code to replace twilio with groupme to reduce costs :)

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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2020, 08:02:22 AM »
Now we need the secret dd sms code to replace twilio with groupme to reduce costs :)
Twilio was expensive when we ran the DD numbers
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2020, 10:05:52 AM »
Can it detect local shkia times?
It's not a software, it's a piece of code, tweak it to your needs


Now we need the secret dd sms code to replace twilio with groupme to reduce costs :)
You can do that having a DID that calls back a script to create a group me account through the API, but I think it's only a matter of time until groupme RIP so if you want something sustainable you gotta pay


Twilio was expensive when we ran the DD numbers
SMS will cost, signal wire is a little cheaper (for us numbers) but it will all depend on the application for something like this reminder system it's not a lot
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2020, 11:09:52 AM »


You can do that having a DID that calls back a script to create a group me account through the API, but I think it's only a matter of time until groupme RIP so if you want something sustainable you gotta pay

My hopeful thinking that it will last a good while is since it is owned by Skype=microsoft who is very good about backwards compatiblity

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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2020, 12:16:33 PM »

My hopeful thinking that it will last a good while is since it is owned by Skype=microsoft who is very good about backwards compatiblity
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #55 on: December 11, 2020, 01:19:07 AM »
A no-frills (and free) Mincha Reminder service for US and Canada:
You'll get 1 email at Mincha Gedola and 1 email at 15 minutes prior to sunset, clocked to your postal/zip code.
No ads, no images, no html, no requests for donations, and will not share your email.

Subscribing to this service is easy. Just send a blank email to minchareminder@gmail.com and put your postal/zip code in the SUBJECT  (90210, 11230, M6B3B4, H1A 0A1, etc.). One zip/postal per email address.

To update your zmanim location, send another email to minchareminder@gmail.com with your updated  zip/postal code in the SUBJECT to update your location.

To Unsubscribe, send an email to minchareminder@gmail.com with the word 'Unsubscribe' in the SUBJECT.

Subscribe / Unsubscribe requests received after 10:45am EST will be processed the next day.
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2020, 09:10:49 AM »
Yossi, Thanks for cross-posting this. There is no minyan-sign-up element to this service. It strictly a mincha reminder service localized to your time zone with a reminder sent at Mincha Gedola (earliest time for mincha) and another reminder send at 15min prior to sunset.

This service was envisioned to help those like me that don't typically daven mincha with a minyan during the weekdays in the winter and therefore could easily forget (or end up doing a very (very) late) mincha.

Its a no-frills and l'shma service, meaning low bandwidth and zero intent on any commercialization of this service and list.

Please give it a try. Its free for DansDeals users (and the rest of the world too)  ;D

A freilechen Chanuka.

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A no-frills (and free) Mincha Reminder service for US and Canada:
You'll get 1 email at Mincha Gedola and 1 email at 15 minutes prior to sunset, clocked to your postal/zip code.
No ads, no images, no html, no requests for donations, and will not share your email.

Subscribing to this service is easy. Just send a blank email to minchareminder@gmail.com and put your postal/zip code in the SUBJECT  (90210, 11230, M6B3B4, H1A 0A1, etc.). One zip/postal per email address.

To update your zmanim location, send another email to minchareminder@gmail.com with your updated  zip/postal code in the SUBJECT to update your location.

To Unsubscribe, send an email to minchareminder@gmail.com with the word 'Unsubscribe' in the SUBJECT.

Subscribe / Unsubscribe requests received after 10:45am EST will be processed the next day.

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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2021, 10:44:19 PM »
I'm looking into something like this for my office minyan. See upthread that @Alexsei made something. Is there some sort of idiot-proof tutorial on setting this up?

Thanks.
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Re: Mincha Reminder & Check In System
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2021, 10:37:47 AM »
I'm looking into something like this for my office minyan. See upthread that @Alexsei made something. Is there some sort of idiot-proof tutorial on setting this up?

Thanks.
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