Schedule the press of a button on a specific date, interested?

I had the idea to create a small pack that allows you to schedule the press of a button on a specific date, once scheduled you can also cancel if needed, anyone interested?

I think is a great option for social media posts scheduling, emails, etc. Do you have other use cases in mind?

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Hey Leandro!

Just to clarify - how precise Can the scheduling be? Down to the minute?

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Yes down to the minute!

My idea is to avoid having multiple schedules over the same button, basically to avoid duplication but need to think more about it.

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Please lord yes! I think this would be awesome.

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Thanks @Jarred_Cinman!

What is the use case you have in mind?

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Love this idea!

A use case that comes to mind immediately is the following:
Pressing a button can obviously be set up via an automation. (Scheduling it down to the minute without having to use a delay function might be helpful for some, but not necessary to me at the moment).

When using a doc with a client who is not familiar with how to set up or change an automation, this pack could be very handy.

One could set up the basic doc structure, then bring in the pack and design the pack formula with additional instructions, so that the client would know:
“This report is set out every Friday at noon. If you’d like to change the delivery date/time, please adjust here”.

This blog post is the perfect example of how the pack might help. Instead of the doc builder having to use as many words as I just did to explain something very straight-forward, the pack could do the talking instead :wink:

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Great insights Nina thanks!

Hello @Leandro_Zubrezki ,
Nothing wrong with this pack idea, but why would you build a pack to accomplish something that can be done native in Coda by using an automation with a When and Add a condition?
Greetings, Joost

Hi @joost_mineur!

For the use cases I have in mind the existing features are not enough. I want to have a list of tweets and schedule them to be posted at a specific time, with the Pack I would simple configure the button and the specific date I want and schedule it. The same for other social media platforms.

Maybe I am missing something, but how would to implement the above use case with an automation? I want to select the time of posting to the minute.

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Hello @Leandro_Zubrezki ,

Thank you for elaborating on your pack - I agree that this is not what I had in mind after reading your initial posting.

I hope you can accomplish this with a pack.

Greetings, Joost

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