Booking appointments is one of life's pesky hassles. Your favorite restaurant never seems to pick up the phone and doesn't use OpenTable, your massage therapist prefers calls but your hair stylist prefers texts, your yoga studio uses its own online scheduler. By the time you finally get through to someone, the appointment time you want isn't even available.
Start-up MyTime, which officially launched Thursday in Los Angeles only, is eliminating those various channels by consolidating appointments onto one site. Half a million available appointments for several thousand small businesses -- including nail salons, auto shops, dentists, doctors, pet groomers, spas and pilates studios -- are already on MyTime.
“As far as I know, there hasn’t been an Amazon-style superstore where you can conveniently see all the appointments you need," founder and Chief Executive Ethan Anderson said.
MyTime integrates into scheduling systems that small businesses use, such as Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, Mind Body and BookFresh.