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


an international network
of neighbors helping neighbors

• 44,417 members • 344 communities • 2,341,190 hours of service received!


Get the newly updated mobile Time Banking APP!
•Fast Results •Easy Browsing •Easy Contact •Simple Actions

More to come: The app will be getting even better. No worries. It auto updates on startup!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a team of researchers at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to conduct scientific research into timebanking. Their goal is to understand timebanking practices and the role that technology plays in enabling them and to develop new innovative technologies to make it much easier to do and more popular. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-1218544

The hOurworld founders and software architects have agreed to support this research free of charge.

All the Best from,
hOurworld, PARC and PSU

Time Bank Mobile Web Services

These Open Source assets will be available for any service exchange platform to appropriate and use to enable their memberships to access mobile time banking functions from their iOS and Android tablets and phones.

Android/iOS Mobile Apps Author:
Kyungsik (Keith) Han, Information Sciences & Technology, PSU

API Code Author:
Stephen V Beckett, BS PT, hOurworld Co-Founder, Lead Programmer

Time Bank Mobile Web Services Documentation:
John Saare, BS Comp Sci, Enterprise Developer

Feature Requests: (you are welcome to contribute to )