Family Planning with Cozi


I just stumbled across a great application\service called Cozi.  It is basically a family management app targeted at the kitchen PC as well as web and mobile front ends. 

While I have only played with it a bit, I think it is a cool example of a new generation service-centric, user experience centered applications.  Think of applications that:

1. Are a front end to a cloud or network hosted service (in Cozi’s case, it is family colander, messages, etc.)

2. Are connected by nature, but support offline, desktop integration, etc

3. Offers a a variety of options of accessing the service (over the web, via a desktop application, and mobile) 

I have not spoken at all to the Cozi folks (but I’d love to) but they seem to be making great use of the .NET Framework… ASP.NET on the server, .NET Framework 2.0\WinForms on the client with web services binding it all together.   I can’t wait to see what these folks do with .NET Framework 3.0 including WPF and WCF!

What other service-centric applications have you seen?  What sets this group of applications apart in your mind? 

Comments (6)

  1. Amy says:

    If you want their email, please email me. I actually blogged about them on my blog too. They contacted our site about their product and they are extremely excited to share it with everyone. It is a free service and we have started using it for our family’s hectic schedules. It is a true lifesaver. If you use the URL I have provided, you can click the Contact Me button and I will send ya their email so you can talk about the technical aspect with them. My husband is a computer programmer (who formerly worked with Microsoft and then went out on his own venture) and he was equally pleased with their presentation 🙂

  2. Rashednadeem says:

    Is the Source of Cozi Available?

  3. Poor sign up help or required field validator messages! Include a special character in your password and it says "Your password must be at least 4 characters long" which i always count it as 12. Didnt dig into it more, i will do it tonite.

  4. Er …

    At least where I come from the word "Family Planning" is a euphamism for contraception.

    While a website to schedule my family’s regular activities could very well be useful, a website to schedule one’s reproduction is just a little too wierd for me.

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