About Us - Service History

Service Timeline

Apr 2007 - Service launched

Oct 2008 - Major feature upgrade

May 2009 - Feature upgrade

Nov 2009 - Major feature upgrade

Apr 2010 - Feature upgrade

Oct 2010 - Feature upgrade

Jun 2011 - Server hardware upgrade

Jul 2011 - Feature upgrade

Meteor Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1997 by an executive who had spent more than thirty years at a leading technology company in the United States. It was organized into three divisions each with a specific business focus, but all with the objective of applying technology in unique ways to benefit the customers of that division.

The CyberAssist division is focused on creating new opportunities to solve difficult problems through the application of Internet-based technologies. These innovations are offered in the form of custom software developed for clients and services offered to specific customer segments. The liturgical minister scheduling service is one such offering intended to serve Catholic Parishes.

The need for an innovative solution for liturgical minister scheduling was identified when a member of Meteor Technologies, Inc. began to schedule liturgical ministers for his church. To get started, he was given a copy of a newly purchased desktop software tool made for the task. The software was purchased because the previous tool that the church had been using produced very poor results and was difficult to use. The new version proved to be troublesome as well. The schedule results lacked a reasonable degree of uniformity in the number of times ministers were scheduled and left unnecessary unassigned positions. Recognizing that we had excellent skills available to develop a proprietary scheduling engine tuned to the specific needs of this service, we decided to replace that package with a custom design that produced results that we could stand behind.

In addition, it became obvious that by just producing an excellent schedule at the time it was published was not sufficient in the real world because new conflicts emerge over time. Only a dynamic service that was built to adjust to these changes could really solve the scheduling problem. An Internet-based solution was the perfect fit to provide the technology that would best serve clients. In 2007 the service was launched. Since that time there have been a series of major and minor upgrades that have added new features.