Booking System Example

The example in this starter is an Appointment Booking System with both a user facing part (finding and booking appointments) and a admin part (setting availability and managing scheduled appointments).

When a new appointment is booked, the backend sends a confirmation email to the user (utilizing the Sendgrid Encore Bit integration).

It has a React frontend with both a user facing part and an admin dashboard. Authentication is required for accessing admin dashboard.

Developing locally

When you have installed Encore, you can create a new Encore application and clone this example with this command.

encore app create my-app-name --example=booking-system

Running locally

Run your application:

encore run

Local Development Dashboard

While encore run is running, open http://localhost:9400/ to access Encore's local developer dashboard.

Here you can see API docs, make requests in the API explorer, and view traces of the responses.

View the frontend

While encore run is running, head over to http://localhost:4000/frontend/ to view the frontend for your booking system monitor.


Deploy your application to a staging environment in Encore's free development cloud:

git add -A . git commit -m 'Commit message' git push encore

Then head over to the Cloud Dashboard to monitor your deployment and find your production URL.

From there you can also connect your own AWS or GCP account to use for deployment.

Now off you go into the clouds!