In summer 2018, hOUR Economy asked for feedback from its members concerning the need to move away from our original timebanking software due to rising licensing costs and useability challenges. After much volunteer work, we’re pleased to announce that the NEW hOUR Economy software is now live!
This software and all of hOUR Economy will remain free for you to use as part of a sharing, alternative economy based on egalitarian exchange. We are sending a huge thanks out to the Portland, Maine timebank (hOurworld) for all their incredible work creating this software and for providing it to fellow timebanks around the country for free. We also express a note of gratitude to the local hOUR Economy volunteers who worked with hOurworld to locally customize the software.
Everyone who previously had an online hOUR Economy profile and account still does. We have already rolled over your email and username, created a new password for you, and ensured that your hOURs account balance is the same as it was in the old software. These members should have received an email with instructions for logging into their rolled over accounts (including info on their usernames and passwords).
Anyone who wishes to join hOUR Economy’s new timebanking software and who is not already a member is welcome to do so. Simply click “Join” at the top right of the hOUR Economy homepage.
If you have questions, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, a video tutorial on the new software is available below.