hOurworld®️ is an international Network of Service Exchanges (time banks)


an international network
of neighbors helping neighbors

• 43,389 members • 415 communities • 2,198,392 hours of service received!

Partners: Palo Alto Research Center and Penn State University

We are happy to announce we are participating as research partners with Pennsylvania State University and the Palo Alto Research Center on their project "Sociotechnical Issues in Mobile Time Banking," funded by the National Science Foundation.

While we have not received any funding from their project, we have constructed and are documenting an application interface to allow any time bank platform to connect with the mobile phone application.

For those that want to make use of the mobile apps there is a research survey we all would appreciate you participate in. The survey will just take a few minutes to complete. The iPhone and Android mobile app links are at the end of the survey.

The API documentation may be found here.