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Archive for the ‘GoogleCalendar’ Category

Need to put some research in Google Calendar support for EXRULE and EXDATE

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/15

Though the Google Calendar UI does not support EXRULE and EXDATE to exclude certain slots (via dates or rules) from recurring events.

The API supports them: [WayBackGoogle Calendar API, RRULE and EXDATE – Stack Overflow

–jeroen

Posted in Communications Development, Development, Google, GoogleCalendar, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Power User, REST, TCP | Leave a Comment »

It looks like gmail finally understands Outlook Calendar entries

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/12

For a very long time, gMail did nothing with Outlook Calendar entires.

So I had to view at the message source, then translate them to Google Calendar entries myself.

--_000_430b30b9ffd74d959b74ab7ba778b487ultrawarenl_
Content-Type: text/calendar; charset="utf-8"; method=REQUEST
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

...

As of late, they seem to be processed into Google Calendar compatible entries. Nice!

–jeroen

Posted in GMail, Google, GoogleCalendar, Office, Outlook, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Chris Bensen: Sync a Shared Google Calendar with Calendar in iOS or macOS

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/06

[WayBack] Chris Bensen: Sync a Shared Google Calendar with Calendar in iOS or macOS

Cool: configure a shared Google Calendar to show up in the Calendar in iOS or macOS

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/syncselect

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Google, GoogleCalendar, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Shared Google Calendars not showing up on iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Here’s the fix! | iMore

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/16

If shared Google Calendars do not show on your iPad, iPod, iPhone or Mac, then go to https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect (sometimes called https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect) and set a tick mark in front of each calendar you want to appear there. Finally, refresh the calendar list on your iOS device and you are set.

–jeroen

Source: Shared Google Calendars not showing up on iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Here’s the fix! | iMore

Posted in Apple, GMail, Google, GoogleCalendar, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

“the user name or password for imap.gmail is incorrect” – iPad, iPod or iPhone with iOS < 7

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/13

If you ever get a “the user name or password for imap.gmail is incorrect” on an iPad, iPod or iPhone with iOS version less than 7, then don’t waste time about entering captchas or fiddling with URLs: it took me 2 hours to find this is caused by GMail enforcing OAuth2 and blocking less secure apps mid 2014 after announcing it in April 2014.

Note that besides iOS < 7, these are also considered unsafe: the Mail-app on Windows Phone-version less than 8.1, some versions of desktop e-mail clients like (tadaaaaa!) Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Almost all searches for the error message lead you into trying to opening Safari on your iOS device visiting http://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha or switching your servers from gmail.com to googlemail.com (or back), but these tricks don’t help.

What does help is (if you really insist on using a less secure app) to enable these less secure apps in your google account: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps. Note this does not work when you have 2-step verification enabled.

I came across this when donating my old iPad 1 devices and the people could not use it for GMail. Since the GMail app in iTunes doesn’t support iOS 5.1.1 any more basically the devices are now glorious photo frames.

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, GMail, Google, GoogleCalendar, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

 
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