Different length appointments WITH Multiple bookings per slot…
4 “meeting rooms” are available/bookable in hourly (variable) slots throughout the day. (available for 1, 2, 4 or 8 hrs. with default being 2 hours.) Also: Most bookings are for 2 hrs. each. (But some much shorter and some are for the entire day.) (min=1, def=2, max=8)
Does system try to maximize availability of consecutive time slots (maintain/maximize “all-day available” meeting rooms) by filling the first “meeting room” before “partial booking” a second, third or 4’th room? (Or does it just randomly find a free slot and fill it.)
If the first 4 (separate) “2 hour” variable bookings never overlap, this could/would/should only occupy one of the 4 rooms. And all the other (3 rooms) could still be available for full 8 hrs. bookings. OTHERWISE: after the first 4 bookings, none of the rooms could end up still available for all day booking.
RELATED GUI QUESTION:
I saw a brief video somewhere of the default quantity (of 2 slots) being highlighting with a pc mouse as user hovered over the available slots. How would this work with smartphone where there’s no mouse to “hover?” As a client trying to book who has no knowledge of the default setting (2 hrs. in the example above): I find this methodology elusive! (Almost suggests that ONLY the highlighted slots are actually available.) As a result, it seems tome that the only viable default setting should be 1 hour in the hourly example above. (OR, the ability to turn off and not display any grouped hours might be a “safe” & smart option/enhancement.)