Feature - Planner App by Brian Vaughn
New York based React developer Brian Vaughn has been showing off an open source planner app on Twitter. And as projects go, it's definitely one to watch in 2022.
What's particularly impressive is how it displays information intuitively, allowing the user to visualise dependencies and durations of events in a clear and linear manner.
It's a nice change from traditional calendar layouts, which not everyone finds visually pleasing or helpful. While a calendar layout disrupts the duration of events which span from one month to the other, here one can scan a long period of time in which the events themselves, not the calendar months, are the focal point.
This makes for something much closer to the way many of us think about time and scheduling in our heads. In fact it could be particularly helpful for people with conditions, such as dyspraxia, which make planning and time management difficult.
Thanks to an html Canvas, the planner is updated in real time, evolving immediately with Vaughn's edits. This is quite a feat for such a complex collection of data.
Vaughn seems to be planning on turning this demo into a fully fleshed out planner app. As of right now he's yet to share more information, but it's looking very promising.