Hi thanks for your answer. I'm surprised there's no off the shelf products that perform this function. There are so many massage therapists and other types of therapists that do home visits and so much of their time could be saved by software arranging their routes. I'm sure it wouldn't be that complicated to create, maybe there's a new product opportunity for someone here.
Is there any links that you could share that I could read to begin educating myself in how to make a patchwork solution as far as possible so that as much planning gets taken off my hands? I don't have programming experience so I would be looking to get ready made code snippets and to try to apply them to my requirements.
Another issue after calculating the travel time would be to somehow integrate it into the Acuity software so that it displays correctly the possible available booking slots. For example, if my calendar is blocked until 1pm at the point of origin and the travel time to possible home visit is 1hr, then Acuity needs to show 2pm to that client as available. If the journey is 2hrs, then Acuity needs to show only 3pm as available. Furthermore, the tail end of the appointment needs to get blocked off for the same 1hr or 2hr duration after the appointment gets booked so that someone can book at the point of origin when I'm free again.
Is this all a bit overcomplicated? Maybe I'm asking too much from our poor overworked AI overlords?