iCal – Google Calendar update and Multiple Project Sync!

July 15, 2010

Our recent iCal update has been immensely popular and we’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response!

There are two features that we’ve had several requests for:

image1)  Google Calendar compatibility – Google uses the same ‘bot’ to fetch ics files as it uses for trawling the internet. This is causing an issue because we prevent Google from indexing our account servers (so your subscription doesn’t appear in Google search results). However, this prevents Google Calendar from downloading the ics files. We are awaiting a response from Google to try to find a fix for this issue.

2) Syncing multiple projects using one ics file – Currently we generate one ics file for each project, we’re monitoring load closely before we decide whether to allow a single ics file per client or for all projects.

imageNow for an awesome tip!
For any customers who need either of these features immediately, you can use Yahoo Pipes to create an ics feed that can consolidate multiple ics files and will also work with Google Calendar.

We have recorded a short video below that explains the process for using Yahoo pipes to generate an ics file that combines two project feeds.

iCal Integration Guide!