How do I build a booking calendar?
Hey everyone, I'm Tim, and welcome to another episode of Build It with Tim. In this series, I take your suggestions for app ideas and features, and I build them live on the fly. Today, we're working on a booking calendar app. The goal is to create an app that displays available time slots for users to select, and once a slot is chosen, it becomes unavailable to others. We'll also have features like school details, teacher information, and the ability to add new bookings.
To start, we'll focus on the basic structure of the app. We'll have a table for teachers, but since we want them to log in and create their own time slots, we'll store their information in the user's table. Each time slot will be connected to a teacher, indicating that it belongs to them. We'll also add a connection to the school for additional context. The time slots will have a status field indicating whether they're available or not.
Moving to the page builder, we'll create separate pages for schools, teachers (using the user's table), and time slots. Each page will include a table and options to add new records and view more details. We'll use a vertical menu for navigation.
Next, we'll tackle the reservation functionality. Instead of adding reservation fields directly to the time slot, we'll create a separate table called bookings. This table will have connections to the time slot, teacher, and school. We'll include fields for the parent's name, email, and child's name. This structure helps maintain separation and allows parents to create new booking records.
Back in the page builder, we'll place a form component on the time slot details page. This form will be used by parents to submit new booking records. By setting up the form with the appropriate data source, it will automatically be connected to the current time slot. We'll only need fields for the parent's name, email, and child's name on this form.
Finally, we'll make some adjustments to the form by removing unnecessary fields. Since we're already on the time slot details page, we don't need to select the time slot again. Similarly, the school and teacher information will be inferred from the page context. We'll keep only the essential fields for the parent's name, email, and child's name.
That's the overview of what we'll be working on in this episode. Let's get started and build this booking calendar app together!