11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2011 11:37 AM by Jaeden in RR
markelliscope Level 1 (0 points)

I've just moved over to the cloud and i used to be able to send someone a link to my online calendar on Mobile Me.

 

Is it still possible to do this now that i am in the cloud?????

 

Magic


Macbook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • henrikda Level 1 (0 points)

    The solution described doesn't work for me. The link sent in the e-mail doesn't correspond to a public webpage where my calendar is shown as was the case with MobileMe. The link only seems to work with some sort of calendar-programme.

  • chcn Level 1 (50 points)

    henrikda wrote:

     

    The link sent in the e-mail doesn't correspond to a public webpage ...


    Ah, I see what you mean. My apologies for the RTFM response without testing it myself first.

     

    I think iCloud shares calendars using the CalDAV standard. This means that you'll have to open the link using a client that can understand this. I just tested it with Novell GroupWise at work and it worked fine. I suspect it might also work with Outlook. I tried to add the calendar in Google Calendar by clicking under Other Calendars, Add by URL, but that did not work, so Google Calendar may not be a CalDAV client. For more information see

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MobileMe#MobileMe_Mail_Beta

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CalDAV

    http://wiki.davical.org/w/CalDAV_Clients

    http://caldav.calconnect.org/implementations/clients.html

     

    If anyone is aware of a website that allows you to see public CalDAV calendars, please let us know. That would be useful information. I tried briefly looking at http://www.icalshare.com, since that site seems to be somehow related to how Apple shares the public calendars, but I was not able to figure out how to view my public calendar there. I think perhaps you need to create an account there and then it might let you. But even then the views they have of public calendars at that site at static views updated once per day. For a live view of the calendar you'll still need to use a proper CalDAV client, I think. So, once again, are there any CalDAV web clients?

  • chcn Level 1 (50 points)

    To answer my own question, Yahoo Calendar allows you to subscribe to a public iCloud calendar.

     

    In Yahoo Calendar, click Options, Subscribe to Calendar, then enter the URL from iCloud, give it a name, and presto!

     

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    If anyone knows how to do this in Google Calendar or any other public websites, please let us all know.

  • AmyInItaly Level 1 (0 points)

    Two questions:

     

    1. How did you get the URL that you gave to Yahoo?  I'm not using icloud, but I want to tell my husband what he needs to do to make his calendar visible to me (I'm using Yahoo).

     

    2. Did this work for a private or a public calendar?

     

    Thanks!

  • chcn Level 1 (50 points)

    AmyInItaly wrote:

     

    Two questions:

     

    1. How did you get the URL that you gave to Yahoo?  I'm not using icloud, but I want to tell my husband what he needs to do to make his calendar visible to me (I'm using Yahoo).

     

    2. Did this work for a private or a public calendar?

     

    Thanks!

     

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    2) Public.

  • bintou Level 1 (0 points)

    hi chcn

    did you actually manage to have your groupwise calendar automatically syncing your icloud calendar?

    if yes, how does it exactly work? i have two calendars on my groupwise: public holidays and general. on my icloud calendar, i have an additional one for private appointments.

    soory, i am totally new to the topic. my dream would be, that i can accept an create appointements in groupwise and they will be automatically sent to my iphone via icloud. also, i would like to create new appointements on my iphone and via internet in icloud, which will then be sent to the groupwise account.

    is that possible?

     

    thanks for your help

    bintou

  • chcn Level 1 (50 points)

    bintou, I did not test that. This question/topic was about viewing public calendars. I did not test private calendars, but my guess would be that it is unsupported in GroupWise. For starters there is no URL/link given by iCloud when you share a private calendar. It can only be shared with another iCloud user. I think you would need something like the iCloud Control Panel to create the integration in the way that it does for Outlook.

  • Jaeden in RR Level 1 (10 points)

    There was a method that we kicked around that was unsupported(i.e. shouldn't have worked).  It was something along the lines of subscribing to your own calendar in iCal, alter some of the preferences which in that combination would crash it, then changing the "webcal:" to http:// or something like that.

     

    Not sure if it will still work.

  • PaulSelden Level 1 (35 points)

    Hi all

     

    I tried various methods, and finally bit the bullet and got BusyCal (on a 30-day trial at the moment, but it seems to work). I am using Weebly to host my web pages (now that MobileMe is on its way out), and they have a Calendar page which links to a Google calendar. It sounds complicated but the BusyCal help pages are extremely useful (and available before you even download the program). They show just how iCloud, Google, etc work.

     

    So now I am using iCal and BusyCal simultaneously. Both read the same information which is stored in iCloud. I use iCal as my default calendar, and BusyCal is running but minimized in the Dock. BusyCal sends this information to Google (you need to open a Google calendar account but can delete it from iCal). Weebly then displays this calendar on my web page. There are actually two calendars, Home and Work, displayed together. This was always a problem with the newer version of iCal, when I had to display two separate calendars.

     

    I hope this brief description helps!

  • Jaeden in RR Level 1 (10 points)

    If you want to put everything into one calendar(not divide between work, home, etc.), then export one of them and import it into the other and delete the extra calendar.  It's really easy.