Not sure how I failed to notice ESS pop up over a year and a half ago: http://eventstandardsyndication.org It's another XML-based iCalendar, but with the Description field broken down more granularly. The documentation is organized, uses pretty colors and libraries exist for many of the languages we like. Do you think this has legs?
Can I use the X-WR-CALNAME attribute in a ICS template (if so, how do I use templates) to provide a friendlier feed name than the feed url? For example on my iPhone when I click on the ics link, I am prompted to subscribe to URL of the feed instead of a more legible feed name.
really digging this new styles sheet for the hubs Jon. Addition of lines separating days and better text types help readability quite a bit. Looks much better on iPhone and Nexus 7 ( even if FriendFeed still sucks in Firefox: Android).
Excited to discover I can combine Facebook Page event stream + summary field keyword search to pull only FB events for X city (assuming page owner includes city name in event summary). Just tried this out w/local musician page: https://www.facebook.com/ical... filtered by iCalendar search by keyword "hartford". Works!
Hi Jon, just noticed Last.fm logo appearing on hubs, which is awesome. Will there be a similar on/off toggle and category/tag for the Last.fm event feeds as we have with Eventbrite, Eventful, etc? Not sure if I am seeing any flowing through the hub yet anyway, but just looking ahead.
..continuing... I'm thinking this could free the the curator from the initial task of finding and tagging a feed? The same page could help the contributor test how well their calendar could be read - offer information about 'best practices' - how to write their event descriptions to facilitate seaches, etc.
I was thinking about simplifications for curating process. Could emcity offer a web page where people with existing calendars could 'self identify'? They could submit their calendar URL, enter appropriate tags - and possibly some info about their org?
Sorry - The existing tabs provide a % score and allow a view of the raw feed. I propose a third tab - format the data as a convention calendar. This would allow a quick verification that the feed not only is in technological compliance but it is reporting the events correctly.
Hi Jon - The ical validator (http://icalvalid.cloudapp.net/) is superb - its been key to identifying and resolving problems. But - could you add a third tab? Currently it provides a % score and line-by-line of the feed.
If you need to analyze what's in an iCalendar feed it can be cumbersome to load it into a calendar client. Sometimes you just need to see the text, or isolate particular properties of the feed (SUMMARY, LOCATION, URL, etc.). This helps me do that: http://elmcity.cloudapp.net/url_hel...
Hi, I'm Frank from France. :-) I've been working on events also with a goal : displaying as much events as possible on a map. How did you manage to create your elmcity.info/fb_events?location=Paris ? it's magic ! would it possible to add latitude and longitude of an event ? Thank you for your help
Thanks Jon! Just for grins - if you could provide contributors a pick list that would be comprehensive - how many items do you think would cover it? Would having a category choice followed by a user provided tag list make sense?
I talked city government into exposing an iCal feed for their calendar: http://www.calendarwiz.com/cityofh... Unfortunately, they're using US/Aleutian timezone (uses DST), instead of Pacific/Honolulu (No DST). Can I override the timezone listed within the iCal feed?
Anybody have experience pulling an event stream out of a Business Calendar Network setup? Example: http://ct.cal.basecampbusiness.com/calenda.... Looked through page code but appears all event-specific ICS exports are event/node specific. Nothing in the page code itself appears a clear way to export a stream vs individual event ICS.