Dingbee.com is an online social calendar that can be shared with friends and family. The site allows users to easily create and share events they are planning. Users can share the URL of their event calendar with others, and can follow other user’s events as well. Users can view Events by Your Events, which just shows the user’s events, or by Your Events + Followed, which shows the user’s events plus any events of users that are being followed. At the time of creation of an event, users can optionally share the event on Facebook or Twitter. The site has other social networking features as well, such as messaging and profiles. The site provides convenient widgets for posting on the user’s blog, Facebook page, Twitter, and an app for the iPhone. The sites provides a convenient way for users to search for their friends already on Dingbee. In addition, users can invite their friends to join the site based on the user’s Gmail or Yahoo Mail address book or via search for their friends on Facebook or Twitter. Users can also view who they are following as well as who is following the user.Show more screenshots »
Dingbee.com was launched in April 2009 by co-founders Ercan Erciyes, Semih Hazar and Engin Sabasiar. The site has undergone continuous growth since launch, and currently serves thousands of unique monthly visitors. The site has an Alexa page rank below the 750,000 mark.
Competition to Dingbee.com comes from sites such as Google Calendar and Yahoo Calendar. These sites offer full-featured calendar applications which can be shared with others. The major difference between these large sites and Dingbee is that Dingbee concentrates on the user’s social calendar, and offers easier integration with social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Dingbee also offers widgets for easy integration with other sites such as the user’s blog.
The Dingbee.com site has a clean and uncluttered look and feel. Page loads are quite responsive and navigation is intuitive. There is a convenient side bar shown on each page for navigation. Entries on the sidebar include Add new event, Your events + followed, Your events, Notifications, Messages, Followers and Following. There is no advertising displayed on the site.
Registration to Dingbee.com is free and is required to create a calendar on the site. The registration process asks for full name, username, password, email address and timezone. Validation of the email address is required. Users can optionally choose to invite their friends to join Dingbee at the time of registration. The address of the user’s site becomes Digbee.com/username.
Registration to Dingbee.com is free and there is no premium membership offered to the Dingbee site.
The Dingbee site is recommended to anyone who wishes to share their social or business calendar online. The emphasis of the site is on social networking, but business users could find the site useful as well. It is also recommended to users wishing to follow the social calendars of other users, and could be a useful site for planning an event among friends if they all belong to the Dingbee site.