We've recently made a couple of updates to our system that may affect how you use your accounts on AddEvent and AppointmentThing. This update specifically impacts customers who use both services.
When the AddEvent team launched AppointmentThing over 2 years ago, we wanted it to be tightly integrated with our existing platform and so we made the decision that accounts would be "shared" across both services. What this essentially meant was that you could log into your AddEvent account with your AppointmentThing credentials and vice versa.
As both platforms have matured and evolved over the past couple of years, we think it no longer makes sense to do that and so we have made the decision to separate AddEvent accounts from AppointmentThing accounts.
On a day-to-day basis, this change should have little or no impact on how you use AddEvent or AppointmentThing. You'll still be able to log into each system with your existing credentials.
However, you will notice the following changes:
If you update or reset your password in AddEvent or AppointmentThing, the new password will not apply to the other service. You will need to update your password in the other service separately if you wish to do that.
If you add or remove users from your AddEvent or AppointmentThing accounts, these users will no longer be added or removed from your account in the other service. If you want to add or remove users for either AddEvent or AppointmentThing, you will need to do that within that individual service itself. No existing users will be impacted by this change.
There should be no further impact on your account on either service. We are still committed to building excellent products and providing brilliant customer support to our users.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
It’s been a minute since we’ve shared an update with you, so, just like Rihanna at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, we are coming back with some mic-dropping news.
Sometimes it can be stressful when a few minutes before your event starts, you get a last-minute RSVP. Stress no more, because we have added the ability to disable RSVPing X minutes before your event starts!
We heard through the grapevine that some of you would like the ability to search for calendars and “people” on your account instead of just being able to search for events. We have updated the search functionality so now you can search for calendars, emails, and events all in the dashboard!
For those of you that are using AddEvent in conjunction with Google Calendar, this one’s for you - we’ve added the ability to mark events as “free” or “busy” when you create and add your event to the calendar, so no more getting double-booked for you!
IF you’ve previously used an
IF statement in custom landing page templates, you might have noticed a slight change. This shouldn’t impact any functionality, it simply works better than it did before now!
Custom URL friends, this one’s for you! We have updated embeddable calendars, events, and event lists to now use your custom URL. Previously, this was only appearing on calendar & event landing pages.
Believe it or not, when we fix things, sometimes unknown bugs will pop up as a result. So, here are some of the bug fixes that made it in this release:
The “back” button wasn’t working correctly when creating a new calendar and/or event template. Additionally, there was also an issue when trying to go back to the middle of the dashboard in the middle of creating an event. These are back to functioning as intended!
When sharing calendar landing pages, previously the URL was incorrect within the sharing functionality section. URLs should now be back and better than ever.
If you found that a lot of your locations were showing “CA” despite the fact that you don’t live in, reside in, or even think about CA, you’re not alone! We didn’t do this one just because AddEvent is located in CA, but that would have been a fun guess. Moving forward, CA will no longer be added to addresses using the location field, but our CA-based team will be thinking of you fondly!
Last bug (get it?) certainly not least, we fixed the issue where
%5c was being added to the end of hyperlinks in event descriptions when events or calendars were duplicated.
Happy New Year to all of our AddEvent users both old and new!
You asked and we listened...we have updated our Hobby user limits for RSVP and Calendar Subscribers by 100%. Increasing this usage allows Hobby users up to 20 RSVPs per usage cycle and 20 ongoing Calendar Subscribers.
We hope this allows our Hobby users to host more types of RSVP events and grow their calendar subscribers as needed!
‘Tis the season for giving, and today we’re giving you: updates, bug fixes, and some legal stuff!
...unless you’re on the compliance team, then woo!
If you’re still reading this, then thanks for keeping up with the AddEventians, and we hope everyone has a happy holiday season and New Year!
AddEvent is pleased to announce our acquisition of Eventable, a leading provider of add-to-calendar services and online event solutions!
AddEvent has been involved in calendar and event management tools since our founding, and this acquisition will allow us to continue developing our tools and services while enabling us to reach a broader audience.
If you’d like to learn more about this acquisition, you can read our full article.
The AddEvent Team
November’s release updates are here and ready to be shared! This month we had a handful of bugs that needed some fixing before the holiday season fully takes off.
Take a peek at our bugfixes below:
October was a busy month for not just us, but all of you as well! As we continue to push out new releases, we also need to push out some bug fixes and that’s what this release was all about!
Take a peek at our bugfixes below:
We're constantly adding new features and making improvements and fixes to our existing ones. Here are some of the highlights from what we've been working on since the last time we shared:
We're always striving to make improvements to AddEvent that make our users' lives easier! Here are some of the highlights from our latest release to keep you on top of your usage limits and branding options:
We're constantly adding new features and making improvements and fixes to our existing ones. Here are some of the highlights from what we've just updated:
As you've probably noticed by now, AddEvent has a new website! We’ve been working hard on this redesign for quite a while, and we're incredibly excited to finally share it with you.
Over the past couple of years, as we've been building new tools for you, our old website became a little bit out of date and was badly in need of a refresh. Our new website has been completely redesigned from scratch, with a new navigation structure, a renewed focus on the solutions we offer to our users, and a brand new visual identity!
We think that the new website not only looks absolutely stunning, but it will also make it easier than ever for our users to understand how our tools work together to make sharing your events and calendars as simple and straightforward as possible. We’ve broken down our solutions into 5 main areas: share events, collect RSVPs, subscription calendar, embeddable calendar, and automated events.
As part of the relaunch, we've also updated our branding, including a beautiful new logo, updated fonts, a new color palette, and some amazing visuals throughout the website.
We hope you’ll love the changes as much we do, but if you run into any issues with the new website, find anything that's not working as it should, or have some feedback please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, Friday December 17th from 9am to 3pm (Pacific time), we're updating AddEvent.com as well as our backend which now will live on "app.addevent.com".
During the maintainance window:
The updates we are doing today are massive (new infrastructure) and have been tested extensively for the past 14 days.
When entering a real "live" environment things might go wrong temporarily. In case anything happens, we're on it - and will continue testing and correcting.
In case you stumble upon anything that's wrong, please let us know.
We're excited to announce that we've been working with Mailchimp as part of the beta program for their new App Marketplace to build and launch an AddEvent Calendar Links app. This new app will let you add a content block containing add-to-calendar links for your events or subscription calendars directly to your emails without ever leaving the Mailchimp email builder.
We're thrilled to be partnering with Mailchimp as part of their Marketplace launch, and we think this app will provide tons of value for our users by making it easier than ever to share your events and calendars in your email campaigns.
This new functionality is being offered to users on all of our plans, including the free Hobby plan!
We're constantly adding new features and making improvements and fixes to our existing ones. Here are some of the highlights from what we've been working on over the past couple of weeks:
The Direct URL method allows you to build automated add-to-calendar links into your email campaign templates to give your users add-to-calendar links customized just for them. And now we've just made it even easier to use by including all that great functionality in the latest version of our Zapier integration. This means you can now automatically add add-to-calendar links to your emails without writing a single line of code.
Simply connect your CRM, email campaign tool, webinar/video conferencing platform or events database with AddEvent in Zapier to unlock this powerful new functionality. Once your AddEvent account is connected in Zapier, simply choose the new "Direct URL Method" trigger from the options within the zap! Make sure you check out our 5-minute tutorial to get started.
We've been busy making some fixes and improvements to our software:
On a regular basis, we test the methods for adding events to calendars. We currently have two methods we would like to get back to using - those methods are:
Yahoo’s "Add to Calendar" functionality is broken. We went down to their HQ this morning and put up a sign to let them know. We're hoping the message will go through to the right team(s) fast and that Yahoo Calendar will work again shortly.
With events with RSVP you can use "Custom RSVP templates". The custom RSVP templates allow you to change:
We've added the option to send out "Follow-up Emails". The follow-up email can, if activated, be sent out X hours after the event occurs. This functionality is brilliant if you want to automatically get reviews for your event, ask your attendees what they think about the event, etc.
We've fixed some issues in relation to our recurring rules. The issues fixed include: