Introducing Foodle

We have implemented a web service called Foodle. What is it? – may be you already have testet, Foodle is a federated rip-off that is open sourced.

When you go to Foodle, you are asked to authenticate. As Foodle is a SAML 2.0 service we can connect it to all Identity Providers that supports SAML 2.0. We already have added Feide, OpenIdP (for guest users), (Denmark), University of Malaga (in Spain), Luxembourg, Slovenia, Netherlands and Croatia. If you does not have a federated account, you can still use Foodle, because when you select Feide OpenIdP, you will get a link where you can create a new user account.

After authentication you end up on the Foodle front page. There you can create two kinds of Foodle: a meeting scheduler that allows a group of people to agree upon date and time slots, and a general multiple choice Foodle. 

Let’s say you want to create a vacation planning table, where people in your group can tell when they are planning to take vacation. We click create a multiple choice, and fill inn the options:

We set an expire date – after this date the Foodle will be read only. When we click the Create Foodle button, we get a page that gives us an URL to our new Foodle.We send an email to the group of people that we want to participate, and then we wait for responses.

Both the creator of the Foodle and all participant that have the URL,will be able to anytime go back to the Foodle and review all the other participants respones.

If your Foodle is confidential, keep the URL to the Foodle confidential, because it contains the access code for both responding and viewing the responses.

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